ABOUT THE MAGNET PROGRAM
The Kealing Magnet Program, established in 1986 to offer an advanced academic option to students in Grades 7 and 8, was expanded in 2004 to include Grade 6. For over two decades, students from all over the City of Austin have chosen to attend the Kealing Magnet for academic opportunities they cannot find elsewhere. They get on buses and into cars early in the morning because they are eager for the academic challenges they find in the Kealing Magnet Program. The Kealing Magnet Program has a well-deserved reputation for excellence in academics. The program offers students a rigorous and relevant curriculum: core classes at a more advanced level than the Pre-AP honors classes at other middle schools and elective classes that extend and unify core class concepts and skills. Evidence of Kealing Magnet Program students’ high achievement is documented by the highest test results in the school district and by success in academic competitions. 

The Kealing Magnet Program is a comprehensive advanced academic magnet program. Core classes in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies are all advanced and all students enrolled in the program take these advanced classes. The curriculum and teachers’ instructional strategies promote independent inquiry and learning and allow students to develop their knowledge and skills significantly beyond traditional middle school expectations.


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Magnet Program Statistics: 2018-19

Magnet Enrollment: 840 students in grades 6-8
Campus (Both Magnet & Academy Programs) Enrollment: 1234 total students in grades 6-8

Feel free to call (512)414-2450 if you have questions about the Kealing Magnet Program that are not answered on this website.

Magnet Program Office
Phone: 512-414-2450
Fax: 512-478-9133

Magnet Administrative Assistant: Alyssa Barrera, alyssa.barrera@austinisd.org
Magnet Director: Sapna Patel Duchesne, sapna.duchesne@austinisd.org