SCHOOL CHOICE IN SAISD

At San Antonio ISD, 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.

An application is required to gain admission into these schools/programs. All students inside and outside SAISD can apply to a Choice School or Magnet Program, regardless of their academic abilities or where they live

You can still submit an application for the 2023-24 school year!

  • IMPORTANT: All students interested in attending a Choice School or Magnet Program for the upcoming school year must submit a 2023-24 application to be considered for a seat.
  • Students who are on a waitlist now for the current school year (2022-23) will also need to submit a 2023-24 application to be considered for a seat for the upcoming school year. Click here for details.

Click HERE to discover all SAISD Choice Schools & Magnet Programs!

HOW TO APPLY

Online

On the SchoolMint platform

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

1700 Tampico #120, San Antonio, TX 78207

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.

Explore ALL of San Antonio ISD’s Choice Schools & Magnet Programs!

SAISD School Choice Timeline

2022
October 31, 2022

APPLICATION WINDOW OPENS FOR 2023-24!

All students inside and outside SAISD boundaries are able to apply for up to 3 Choice Schools or Magnet Programs for the 2023-24 school year.

NEW: All students who do not currently attend the Choice School or Magnet Program that they want to attend for 2023-24 must submit a new application to be considered for a seat. Applications that are currently on the waitlist for this year (2022-23) will not stay active for next school year. See details at bit.ly/Waitlist-Message

2023
January 17, 2023

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR LOTTERY

All applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM online / 4:00 PM on paper to be considered for initial offers.

January 18, 2023

Still accepting applications | Ongoing

Families can still submit an application for Choice Schools & Magnet Programs and will be added to the waitlist.

February 3, 2023

LOTTERY OFFERS ANNOUNCED | By Feb. 3

Initial offer and waitlist notifications sent to applicants via email and/or text message from SchoolMint.

February 6, 2023

Sibling Offers Announced | Feb. 6

Offers will be announced for eligible siblings by email/text wherever seats are currently available. Additional sibling offers may be made throughout the spring and summer, as seat availability permits.

February 8, 2023

Virtual Parent Info Session (English) | 5 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Magnet Programs in this interactive Q&A session for families! Tune in here on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page

TOPICS: Choice Schools & Magnet Program offerings for 2023-24, Timeline & Deadlines, How to Apply, and more!

February 9, 2023

Virtual Parent Info Session (Spanish) | 5 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Magnet Programs in this interactive Q&A session for families! Tune in here on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page

TOPICS: Choice Schools & Magnet Program offerings for 2023-24, Timeline & Deadlines, How to Apply, and more!

February 14, 2023

Offers from Waitlists Begin (ongoing)

Additional offers are announced to applicants on waitlists. Waitlisted applicants typically have 2 business days from notification date to accept. Offers will be made through the first weeks of the new school year, per available seats.

February 17, 2023

DEADLINE TO ACCEPT ONE LOTTERY OFFER

Deadline for applicants to accept an initial offer from one school/program only before forfeiting their seat. If they get an offer from another school later on, they will still be able to accept it.

March 3, 2023

Round 2 schools finalized

A list of schools and grades that still have open seats becomes available. Families can still apply.

March 21, 2023

Registration Begins for 2023-24 | Date TBA

2023-24 registration opens in the Spring for all SAISD schools. Registration resources at saisd.net/enroll

Exact date to be announced.

June 1, 2023

DEADLINE to accept offer for varsity UIL eligibility

Acceptance deadline for incoming 9th graders living in SAISD boundaries wishing to participate in varsity UIL at their Choice campus for the upcoming school year.

August 1, 2023

First Day of School | Date TBA

August: 2023-24 school year begins for all SAISD Schools. Stay informed about exact date and back-to-school information at saisd.net

CONTACT US

SAISD ENROLLMENT OFFICE

(210) 554-2660

(210) 309-3259

choice@saisd.net