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.

The 2024-25 application window is now open!


  • 2024-25 applications are submitted in AVELA, San Antonio ISD’s new unified enrollment platform. You can connect to the new Avela platform directly from this website’s gold APPLY button.
  • All students interested in attending a Choice School or Program that they are not currently enrolled in must submit a 2024-25 application.
  • Each student can apply for up to eight (8) schools/programs for the lottery.
  • Students who are already enrolled in their preferred Choice School or Program do not need to re-apply.
  • Current-year waitlists do not roll over for consideration for the following year.
  • A paper version of the 2024-25 application will be available for families upon request.
  • Stay informed by following San Antonio ISD on social media and this website.

Submit a 2024-25 Choice application in our NEW platform, Avela!

  1. Click the gold APPLY button in the top right-hand corner of this website.

  2. Click “for 2024-25 (Avela)” to go to the new platform.

  3. Log in with your email address or phone number (families new to SAISD may have to create an account).

  4. Apply for up to eight (8) SAISD Choice Schools or Programs for each child. Make sure to rank your schools for best placement!

  5. You’re done! Be on the lookout for confirmation emails/texts from Avela regarding your application. Lottery offers are announced on March 1, 2024. See the complete timeline here.

You can still apply for 2023-24. Submit an application for the current school year in SchoolMint and be added to the waitlist. Any available seats are offered weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays via email/text message notification. If a seat is not available for the current school year, your application will remain on the waitlist and you will need to submit a 2024-25 application in Avela starting Dec. 1. See a list of schools with available seats for 2023-24 on our Resources page

Explore all of SAISD’s Choice Schools & Magnet Programs!
Click on a category below to filter schools by type.
Then, scroll down to see the corresponding schools.



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