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.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? 
Students currently in grades 5 and 6 residing within AISD boundaries are eligible to apply. Due to high volume, we are unfortunately unable to accept any new current grade 7 applicants. 

Applicants must show proof of primary residence within AISD boundaries by the application due date. This proof may include documentation indicating that the student’s family will occupy a residence that has been purchased or leased within 45 calendar days of the application due date. Primary residence within AISD boundaries must be maintained in order to remain in the program. If a student moves out of AISD while attending the program, he/she will be allowed to finish the semester in the program. The principal or director may request proof of residence at any time.


HOW ARE ADMISSIONS DECISIONS MADE?
Our desire is to serve students from every part of Austin ISD. As a result, we made a few adjustments to our admissions practices in 2017. Acceptance into the Kealing Magnet Program will be comprised of two halves. 50% of acceptances will be based purely on the top ranking of total rubric scores. The other 50% of the seats will be proportionally divided by feeder pattern within Austin ISD to students who meet the requisite rubric score. A visual representation can be found below: