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2013 - 2014

MAGNET SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS





Performing and Visual Arts

Grade Point

Average

(GPA)

Norm Referenced or Criterion Tests

(English or Spanish)


Assessment

Booker T. Washington High School

for the Performing and Visual Arts
Grades 9 - 12

75

Grade 8 - ReadiStep 3.6 Scale Score for reading OR 3.3 writing and 3.3 math
Grades 9 & above

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test

Onsite interview and auditions for the following clusters: Dance, Theatre, Music and Visual Arts


W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy


Grades 6 - 8

75

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math

or

40th percentile for



reading and math on ITBS test

Auditions for the following clusters:

Band, Choir, Drama, Orchestra, Dance,

International Dance, Piano and Mariachi.


Portfolio and audition for Visual Arts

Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts

Vanguard
Grades 4 - 5

75

Grade 3 - 40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test


Grade 4 – STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math

On-site interview and short answer writing sample





Government, Law and Law Enforcement

Grade Point

Average

(GPA)

Norm Referenced or Criterion Tests

(English or Spanish)


Assessment

Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet at Yvonne A.

Ewell Townview Center
Grades 9 - 12

75

Grade 8 - ReadiStep 3.6 Scale Score for reading OR 3.3 writing and 3.3 math
Grades 9 & above

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test

On-site essay and interview

Portfolio of 3-5 hand-written graded work samples submitted with application


L. G. Pinkston Law Magnet


Grades 9 - 12

75

Grade 8 - ReadiStep 3.6 Scale Score for reading, OR 3.3 writing and 3.3 math

or

40th percentile for



reading and math on ITBS test

or

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math



On-site essay and interview

Portfolio of 3-5 hand-written graded work samples submitted with application



Career and Technology

Grade Point

Average

(GPA)

Norm Referenced or Criterion Tests

(English or Spanish)

Assessment

William Hawley Atwell Law

Academy
Grades 6 – 8

75

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math

or

40th percentile for



reading and math on ITBS test


On-site essay and interview

Portfolio of graded 3-5 hand-written graded work samples submitted with application

Health Professions Magnet at Yvonne

A. Ewell Townview Center
Grades 9 - 12

75

Grade 8 - ReadiStep 3.6 Scale Score for reading OR 3.3 writing and 3.3 math
Grades 9 & above

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test


On-site essay

On-site interview and career choice inventory


Career and Technology

Grade Point

Average

(GPA)

Norm Referenced or Criterion Tests

(English or Spanish)

Assessment

F. D. Roosevelt Health Magnet
Grades 9 - 12

75

Grade 8 - ReadiStep 3.6 Scale Score for reading OR 3.3 writing and 3.3 math
or

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test

or

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math





On-site essay

On-site interview and career choice inventory



Business and Management Center at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center


Grades 9 - 12

75

Grade 8 - ReadiStep 3.6 Scale Score for reading OR 3.3 writing and 3.3 math
Grades 9 & above

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test

Students will complete a business composition on-site



Skyline Career Development Center



Grades 9 - 12


75

Grade 8 - ReadiStep 3.6 Scale Score for reading OR 3.3 writing and 3.3 math
Grades 9 & above

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test




Varies by cluster – All potential cluster students will participate in an on-site interview
Academy of Hospitality & Tourism – Letter of recommendation

Advanced Math – on-site math assessment

Advanced Science – 2 letters of recommendation

Advanced Social Science – on-site essay

Architecture – Essay submitted with application – Why are you a good candidate for the Architecture cluster?

Aviationon-site interview

Building Trades – Letter of recommendation

Child Care – on-site interview

Cosmetology – on-site interview

Culinary Arts – Essay submitted with application – Why are you interested in Culinary Arts?

Eco Tech – on-site interview

Fashion – Essay submitted with application – What is an entrepreneur?

Graphic Design – Essay submitted with application – Why are you interested in Graphic Design, and portfolio of artwork, drawings

Interior Design – Submit a picture that describes your particular style and essay submitted with application – Why you are interested in Graphic Design

Media Technology – Letter of recommendation and essay submitted with application – Why are you a good candidate for the Audio/Visual cluster?

Photography – Portfolio of portraits taken

Printing and Imaging – Essay submitted with application – Why did you select Skyline as your Magnet High School choice?

Transportation – On-site aptitude test

World Languages – On-site interview


Henry W. Longfellow Career

Exploration Academy
Grades 6 - 8

75

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math

or

40th percentile for



reading and math on ITBS test

On-site essay

Portfolio of 3-5 hand-written graded work samples submitted with application



Talented and Gifted

Grade Point

Average

(GPA)

Norm Referenced or Criterion Tests

(English or Spanish)


Assessment

Talented and Gifted Magnet at

Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center

Grades 9 - 12

82

Grade 8 - ReadiStep average of 4.7 Scale Score

for


reading and math

Neither score below 4.4


Grades 9 & above

82nd percentile average score for

Reading and math (no score lower than 78) on

ITBS


On-site essay

Portfolio submitted with application to include a resume with supporting documentation, project from school or outside school, and a working document showing previous years GPA.

K.B. Polk Talented and Gifted

Vanguard
Grades 4-5

80

ITBS 80th percentile for reading and math

On-site essay

On-site critical thinking assessment

William B. Travis Talented and

Gifted
Grades 4-8

80

ITBS 80th percentile for reading and math

On-site essay

On-site critical thinking assessment

Alex Spence Talented and Gifted


Grades 6 - 8

80

ITBS 80th percentile for reading and math

On-site essay

On-site critical thinking assessment


Communications and Humanities

Grade Point

Average

(GPA)


Norm Referenced or Criterion Tests

(English or Spanish)



Assessment

Lincoln Humanities/Communications

Magnet
Grades 9 - 12

75

Grade 8 - ReadiStep 3.6 Scale Score for reading OR 3.3 writing and 3.3 math
Grades 9 & above

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test



Humanities - on-site essay

Journalism - on site computer skills assessment and essay

Radio/TV - on-site on camera newscast and interview

Oliver Wendell Holmes


Grades 6 - 8

75

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test

or

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math



On-site essay

Portfolio of 3-5 graded hand-written work samples submitted with application


Montessori

Grade Point

Average

(GPA)

Norm Referenced or Criterion Tests

(English or Spanish)


Assessment

George B. Dealey Montessori Vanguard


Grades Pre-K – 6

George Bannerman Dealey

International Academy
Grades 7-8


75


75

Grades – 1 - 4

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test


Grades 5

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math


Grade 6

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test
Grades 7 - 8

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math





PreK – K - On-site assessment Observation, Parental Letter of Interest

Grade 1 - On-site assessment Observation, Teacher Survey and Portfolio of 5 current work samples

Grades 2 - 3 – Observation, On-site writing assessment, portfolio of 5 current work samples and Teacher Survey

Grades 4 – 6 – On-site essay, portfolio of 5 current work samples

Grades 7- 8 - On-site essay and interview

Montessori

Grade Point

Average

(GPA)

Norm Referenced or Criterion Tests

(English or Spanish)


Assessment

Harry Stone Montessori Vanguard


Grades Pre-K – 6

Harry Stone Academy


Grades 7-8

75


75

Grades – 1 - 4

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test


Grades 5

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math


Grade 6

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test
Grades 7 - 8

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math




PreK – K - Interview, Observation, Parental Letter of Interest

Grade 1 - On-site assessment Observation, Teacher Survey, Portfolio of 5 current work samples

Grades 2 - 3 – Observation, On-site writing assessment, portfolio of 5 current work samples and Teacher Survey

Grades 4 – 6 – On-site essay, portfolio of 5 current work samples

Grades 7 – 8 – On-site essay and interview



Math, Science and Technology

Grade Point

Average

(GPA)

Norm Referenced or Criterion Tests

(English or Spanish)


Assessment

Science and Engineering Magnet at

Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Grades 9 - 12

80

Grade 8 - ReadiStep 4.4 Scale Score for reading OR 4.0 writing and 4.2 math
Grades 9 & above

Combination of highest math and reading scores added for a total of 160 points

(No scores lower than 65) on ITBS

On-site timed math assessment

On-site critical thinking assessment

On-site essay and interview


J. F. Kimball Math and Science Magnet


Grades 9 - 12

75

Grade 8 - ReadiStep 3.6 Scale Score for reading OR 3.3 writing and 3.3 math
or

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test

or

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math



On-site timed math assessment

On-site essay and interview


Math, Science and Technology

Grade Point

Average

(GPA)

Norm Referenced or Criterion Tests

(English or Spanish)

Assessment

Environmental Science Magnet at Seagoville


Grades 9 - 12

75

Grade 8 - ReadiStep 3.6 Scale Score for reading OR 3.3 writing and 3.3 math
or

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test

or

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math




On-site interview

3 minute presentation on a current environmental issue

Dallas Environmental Science

Academy
Grades 6 - 8

75

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test

or

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math




On-site math assessment

On-site essay and interview

J. P. Starks Math, Science and Technology


Grades 4 - 5

75

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test

or

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math




On-site math assessment

On-site essay and interview



Leadership


Grade Point

Average

(GPA)

Norm Referenced or Criterion Tests

(English or Spanish)


Assessment

Barack Obama Male Leadership


Grades 6 - 10


80

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test

or

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math


Grade 8 - ReadiStep 3.6 Scale Score for reading OR 3.3 writing and 3.3 math


On-site math assessment

On-site essay

Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership


Grades 6 - 12

80


40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test

or

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math


Grade 8 - ReadiStep 3.6 Scale Score for reading OR 3.3 writing and 3.3 math

On-site math assessment

On-site essay

Mark Twain Leadership

Vanguard
Grades 4 - 5

75

40th percentile for

reading and math on ITBS test

or

STAAR Raw Score Conversion for 40th percentile for reading and math




On-site interview

On-site essay

Portfolio of at least 3 – 5 hand-written graded work samples submitted with application








*** Note:

  • GPA is determined by adding the 4 core subjects (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science) and dividing them by 4

  • Reading Comprehension or Reading Total will be used for Reading Percentile on Norm Referenced Tests

  • Math Problem Solving or Math Total will be used for Math Percentile on Norm Referenced Tests

  • If a recent Norm Referenced Test score is not available, a STAAR converted scale score will be used.

9/27/12





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