SCHOOL CHOICE IN SAISD

We are committed to growing the number of next-generation school options to ensure that all students graduate well-prepared for success in college and career. Families have the opportunity to choose from a variety of unique schools and programs designed to best fit the individual interests of their child. Regardless of their academic abilities or where they live, all Bexar County students can apply to an SAISD Choice School or Magnet Program.

An application is required to gain admission into these schools/programs. We’re still accepting applications for selected schools and grades for 2021-22! Apply today for up to 3 Choice Schools or Magnet Programs. Check the status of your application at any time online on the SchoolMint platform.

See all Choice Schools & Magnet Programs.

HOW TO APPLY

Online

Takes less than 5 minutes!

Apply online

Click here to begin.

Phone

(210) 554-2660

Available M-F

Our friendly staff are ready to help.

In Person

At your current SAISD school

Or send paper applications to

1931 E. Houston St., 78202

SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN SCHOOL CHOICE

Choice Schools & Magnet Programs are specialized offerings typically showcasing a model around which all teaching and learning happens, such as STEM, Dual Language, International Baccalaureate, Single Gender, or Montessori. These can be neighborhood schools, schools without an attendance zone, or even a program within a school. Curious? Click here to view all Choice Schools & Magnet Programs.

SAISD School Choice Timeline

2020
October 20, 2020

Live Q&A Session #1 | 5 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live from 5-6 PM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

November 4, 2020

Live Q&A Session #2 | 5 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live from 5-6 PM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

November 9, 2020

Application window opens for Round 1

First day to submit an application to Choice Schools & Programs for the 2021-22 school year. Apply online at www.saisd.net/apply or by phone at (210)554-2660 starting November 9.

 

See the list of all Choice Schools & Programs here.

December 7, 2020

Experience SAISD 4.0 | Virtual Launch

Families from all over Bexar County are invited to visit the Experience SAISD 4.0 website to connect with all the schools, programs, clubs, and resources that San Antonio ISD has to offer! In our fourth annual event, discover what’s unique about each of our 90+ schools, including almost 50 Choice Schools and Magnet Programs! https://www.saisd.net/experiencesaisd

 

This event is virtual and free for all families.

December 14, 2020

School Virtual Tour Week | Dec. 14-18

Want a sneak peek at what it’s like at one of our Choice Schools or Magnet Programs? During this week, schools will host virtual tours and information sessions for interested families.

 

Virtual tour schedule and hours vary by campus. Please contact the school for more information.

December 16, 2020

Live Q&A Session #3 | 5 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live from 5-6 PM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

2021
January 19, 2021

Live Q&A Session #4 *IN SPANISH* | 5 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live *IN SPANISH* from 5-6 PM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

January 21, 2021

Live Q&A Session #5 | 5 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live from 5-6 PM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

January 29, 2021

Application window closes for Round 1

Applicants must submit their applications no later than January 29, 2021 to participate in the Round 1 lottery.

 

Families may still apply for select schools and grades after this deadline.

February 10, 2021

Round 1 Offers Announced | Feb 10

Applicants will receive notice of their status via email, text, and a mailed letter beginning Wednesday, February 10, 2021. All applicants who submitted an application before the close of the Round 1 application window will be notified by Feb. 16, 2020. You can check the status of your application anytime after February 10 online on the SchoolMint platform.

 

There are two offer statuses an applicant may receive: Offer or Waitlist

February 16, 2021

Registration Opens

Window opens for all students to register/re-enroll for the 2021-22 school year.

 

Beginning February 16, families may register online on the Frontline Parent Portal, at their school, or by phone at (210) 554-2660 during business hours (Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM; se habla español).

February 23, 2021

Live Q&A Session #6 | 5 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Magnet Programs! Tune in live from 5-6 PM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

March 1, 2021

Offers from Waitlists Announced | beginning Mar 1

Waitlists are cleared and offers are announced on an ongoing basis until seats are filled. Waitlisted applicants typically have 2 business days from notification date to accept an offer.

You can check the status of your application anytime online on the SchoolMint platform.

 

March 16, 2021

Deadline to Accept Round 1 Offer | Mar 16

Applicants who receive a Round 1 offer to a Choice School or Magnet Program must accept their seat by February 26 March 16, 2021. (This deadline has been extended to due recent inclement weather and outages.) If no action is taken by the deadline, the seat will be forfeited to an applicant on the waitlist.

 

Applicants on a waitlist should take no action at this time.

March 24, 2021

Application window opens for Round 2

Submit an application for select Choice Schools & Magnet Programs that still have seats available for the 2021-22 school year. Apply online at www.saisd.net/apply or by phone at (210) 554-2660.

March 27, 2021

Live Q&A Session #7 | 10-11 AM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live from 10-11 AM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

April 1, 2021

Round 2 Offers Announced | April ongoing

Round 2 applicants receive notice of their status via email and/or text starting April 2021, ongoing. You can check the status of your application anytime online on the SchoolMint platform.

 

There are two offer statuses an applicant may receive: Offer or Waitlist

April 5, 2021

Live Q&A Session #8 *IN SPANISH* | 5 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live *IN SPANISH* from 5-6 PM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

April 16, 2021

Application window closes for Round 2

Applicants must submit their applications no later than April 16, 2021 to participate in the Round 2 lottery.

 

Families may still apply for select schools and grades after this deadline.

May 4, 2021

Live Q&A Session #9 | 5 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live at 5 PM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

 

Special Guests: STEM Dual Language at Poe Middle School and YWLA Primary at Page

May 17, 2021

SAISD Enrollment Guide 2021-22 | May 17

The 2021-22 SAISD Enrollment Guide is published! This guide allows families from from all over Bexar County to explore what’s unique about each of our 90+ schools, including almost 50 Choice Schools and Magnet Programs!

June 3, 2021

Live Q&A Session #10 | 5 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live at 5 PM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

 

Special Guests: CAST Med High School and Young Men’s Leadership Academy

June 10, 2021

Live Q&A Session #11 *IN SPANISH* | 5 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live *IN SPANISH* from 5-6 PM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

 

Special Guests: STEM Dual Language at Poe Middle School and Irving Dual Language Academy

 

June 17, 2021

Acceptance Deadline for Varsity UIL | Jun 17

Acceptance deadline for incoming 9th graders living in SAISD boundaries who wish to participate in varsity UIL activities at their campus for the upcoming school year

July 21, 2021

Live Q&A Session #12 | 5 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live at 5 PM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

 

Special Guest: SAISD Early Childhood

July 22, 2021

Live Q&A Session #13 *IN SPANISH* | 5 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live at 5 PM *IN SPANISH* on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

 

Special Guest: SAISD Early Childhood

CONTACT US

SAISD ENROLLMENT OFFICE

(210) 554-2660

(210) 309-3259

choice@saisd.net