Applicants must show proof of primary residence within AISD boundaries by the application due date. 

Students not currently enrolled in Austin ISD schools must provide a lease, deed, or proof of home purchase showing a primary residence within the Austin ISD boundaries. This proof must be included with the application materials.

Primary residence within AISD boundaries must be maintained in order to remain in the program.

ONLINE APPLICATION OPENS OCTOBER 8, 2019.
PAPER APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 15, 2019.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 7, 2020.

WHAT DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS INCLUDE?

In our application, you will find materials that will allow us to assess your qualifications for potential success in our limited enrollment program. All information must be received before your application can be processed and reviewed by a team of teachers. Please do not submit additional materials as only the required items will be evaluated. 


APPLICATION REQUIRED ITEMS:

Items 1-4 will automatically be submitted to Kealing if using the online AISD Parent Cloud:
  1. Application Form
  2. 2019 Spring STAAR Scores (last school year)
  3. 2019 Fall Semester Report Card (current school year)
  4. TWO Teacher Recommendation forms: 1 from ELAR/SS;1 from Math/Sci  
  5. At-Home Essay 
  6. Admission Test and On-Site Timed Essay
PAPER APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW.

HOW TO APPLY:
STEP 1)  Login to the AISD Parent Cloud/Create a New Account and Submit "Intent to Apply for a Magnet Application"
  1. Do you have an AISD Parent Cloud Account? 
    • If yes, login to the AISD Parent Cloud
    • If no, you can create one
    • WATCH THIS VIDEO TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE THE AISD PARENT CLOUD AND APPLY!
    • YouTube Video


  2. In the AISD Parent Cloud, search for and click on “AISD Intent to Apply for a Magnet/Application Program".   
  3. Choose your student and check the boxes for the program(s) he/she will apply for. 
  4. Enter email addresses for 1 ELA/SS teacher AND 1 Math/Sci teacher.  A link will be sent to to them to complete a recommendation form for your student electronically. 
  5. Check the final box BEFORE clicking "Submit" and Parts 1-4 of the application will be forwarded to the Kealing Magnet Program Office.
    1. Non-AISD Families must submit STAAR scores and Report Cards separately using Step 2.
  6. Press "Save & Submit" at the bottom and you're done!

STEP 2)  Submit Your At-Home Essay
Please use our online form to submit your student's At-Home Essay.  An automated response will be directly sent to the email address(es) provided with a link to secure a shadowing spot.  Shadowing opportunities are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click HERE for At-Home Essay Directions
Click HERE if you are ready to submit online

STEP 3)  Show Up for an Admissions Test Date
Students must come to one of the scheduled dates to take an admissions test and also write a Kealing specific on-site essay. 

Click HERE for more information about the Admissions Test and to view testing dates all offered in January 2020.  

STEP 4)  Check Your Application Status
Confirmation emails will be sent prior to the February 7th deadline. Be sure to check your spam/junk mail folder before contacting the program office about receipt of materials.

Kealing Magnet Application Deadline is February 7th at 4:30pm.
Admissions Decisions will be emailed NO EARLIER than March 13th at 3:00pm.

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Sapna Duchesne,
Oct 9, 2019, 9:05 AM
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Sapna Duchesne,
Oct 9, 2019, 9:04 AM