Shadowing  *OPTIONAL*


Students applying to the Magnet Program may visit, or ‘shadow’ at Kealing for a day. Current 5th graders will be paired with a 6th grade student host for the day; current 6th graders will be paired with a 7th grader. 
Shadowing at Kealing is not required and has no bearing on the admission process whatsoever. This is just an opportunity for the student to see if they like Kealing Magnet.

There will be a limited number of spots for shadowing offered between January 28 - February 28, 2020 that will be filled on a first come first served basis. To request to shadow, students must have submitted the at-home essay portion of their application. Once the essay is submitted, applicants will receive information about how to request a shadowing slot. 

General Info about Shadowing

Transportation on Shadow Day
Parents are encouraged to request a shadowing day they can best provide their own transportation for their students to and from Kealing. However, transportation can be provided by AISD for only current AISD families. For Magnet Bus Schedules, go to: and click on “Bus Stop Finder Utility.”

Families are REQUIRED to call transportation at 512-414-0238 to verify the bus being requested is NOT already full and they will actually stop at the designated stops (many stops become eliminated through the year if they are not being utilized.) 

Missing a Day of Elementary School
The Kealing Magnet Office will give your student a letter verifying the day spent at Kealing; however, you are responsible for making arrangements at your school so that your absence will not be considered unexcused.

How to Request to Shadow
When you submit your at-home essay, you will receive a link where you can complete the request to shadow form. If you request to shadow BEFORE your at-home essay is received, you will be put at the end of the list and may not get a spot. Requests will be filled as they are received. In order to maintain our school’s learning atmosphere, we limit the number of visitors on any single day. You will be notified via email or phone of the specific date you are scheduled to shadow. If you have not been notified of a shadow date by February 14th, please contact the Magnet Office at (512) 414-2450.

Kealing Middle School Magnet Shadowing Checklist
Prior to filling out the Shadow Registration form, you must have the following information ready.

The form may only be submitted once.

1. Did you receive a confirmation from the Kealing Magnet office that the at-home essay portion of the application has been received? If no, contact the school. The at-home essay must be received by the school before you can request to shadow.

2. Know your student’s available dates PRIOR to filling out the form
  • KMS Magnet shadowing will take place January 28-February 28, 2020.
  • You will only sign up for ONE slot and it can not be changed after you submit. Please make certain your student is available that day.
  • Students that are opting to complete the on-site essay during shadowing MUST choose a date before Feb 14th. Any student shadowing after Feb 14th will NOT be able to do the essay on-site.
  • There are a limited number of spots available each day. Please have several date options available in case your first choice is not available.
3. You must have a unique email for each student in your family that you are registering
  • If your household has more than one student planning to shadow at KMS, please use a different email address for each student
4. Transportation: You must know how your student will be getting to and from Kealing Middle School on his/her shadow date
  • The Shadow Day at Kealing starts at 7:20 am and ends at 3pm.
  • Transportation options include:
    • A responsible adult to drop off and pick up the student at Kealing Middle School
  • Morning and/or afternoon bus transportation can be arranged by calling AISD Transportation Department between 7:45am and 4:45pm Monday through Friday at 512-414-0238

Once you have all of this information ready, please fill out the form from the link  you were given when you turned in your application.

Thank you for considering the magnet program at Kealing Middle School! 

We’re excited to meet your student!

Questions about Shadowing? Email our parent volunteers at