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, 2019 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.

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 15th, please contact the Magnet Office at (512) 414-2450.