Families and students can learn about the district’s magnet schools, International Baccalaureate® program (PreK-12), and additional school choice options.
Aldine ISD will hold its annual School Choice Festival on Saturday, November 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center, located at 1865 Aldine Bender Road.
Who Should Attend?
Families and students considering any of the district’s school choice options should attend to learn about the programs, talk with school staff, and students currently enrolled in school choice programs, as well as learn how to join school choice options.
The district offers a wide variety of school choice options — ranging from early childhood to the 12th grade — that allow parents to elect out of an assigned boundary school zone. Most of the campuses specialize in a specific area or areas of interest. There are programs for students as young as three years of age.
- Career and Technology Education
- Early College
- Fine Arts
- International Baccalaureate
- Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts & Mathematics (STEAM)
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
- Charter School Partnership With YES Prep
- EMERGE (Information at each high school.)
- Virtual Learning Online
- Early Childhood
What to Expect at the Festival
The festival draws large crowds, so arrive early to park. The event will give families time to talk with staff and students from the different magnet schools, IB® World Schools, and representatives from choice high school programs.
At the event, each campus will have a booth where families can get information and learn about campus tours. Campus organizations will be on hand to discuss offerings and programs available to students.
The festival is also an opportunity to showcase what students are doing, learning, and experiencing at the schools. Expect to see visual arts on display and performing arts students to entertain the crowds. Scheduled events will take place in the Arena, Foyer, the Teaching Theater, Room 104, and halls of the M.O. Campbell Educational Center (MOC).
Additionally, campuses have invited alumni to support their alma maters.
Enter for a Chance to Win
Families that attend have a chance to provide feedback by completing and submitting a survey. Those that do will be entered into a drawing for prizes the day of the festival. In addition to door prizes, there is a chance to win a seat at a magnet school, IB® Primary Years Program, and IB® Middle Years Program! One seat for each grade level at every campus — except for the IB® Diploma Program at Eisenhower HS, where students must meet requirements for admission — will be given away. Winners must be present to receive prizes and seats at campuses.
Deadlines to Apply Are Fast Approaching! Applications Will Be Available at the Festival
Applications are available online and at the festival, for parents to apply. The programs are open to all students that live in Aldine and the surrounding districts.
For more information, call Director Olivia Boatner at (281) 985-6559.
Join us! Discover which academic environment best meets your child’s needs.
2019 Festival Schedule of Performances & Presentations:
9:10-9:30 a.m.: The Reed Academy Cardinal Choir @ MOC-Arena
9:30-9:50 a.m.: The Eagle Choir from Kujawa Elementary School performs @ MOC-Teaching Theater
9:30-9:50 a.m.: Avalos Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) School Presentation @ MOC-Rm. 104
9:40-10 a.m.: The Koala Choir from Kujawa Primary School @ MOC-Arena
10-10:20 a.m.: Hakuna Matata performed by Reece Academy @ MOC-Teaching Theater
10-10:20 a.m.: Blanson Career and Technology Education (CTE) High School Presentation @ MOC-Rm. 104
10:10-10:30 a.m.: Badger Dance Company from Drew Academy @ MOC-Arena
10:20-10:50 a.m.: Carver HS Performing Arts @ MOC-Teaching Theater
10:30-10:50 a.m.: Victory Early College High School Presentation @ MOC-Rm. 104
10:40-11 a.m.: Houston Academy’s Fine Arts Department @ MOC-Arena
11-11:20 a.m.: Into the Woods Snippet & Performing Arts from Drew Academy @ MOC-Teaching Theater
11-11:50 a.m.: Carver High Schoo for Engineering, Applied Technology, and The Arts Presentation @ MOC-Rm. 104
11:10-11:30 a.m.: Carter Academy Dance Company @ MOC-Arena
11:30-11:50 a.m.: Carter Academy performs Little Red Hen @ MOC-Teaching Theater
11:30-11:50 a.m.: Flash Dance @ MOC-Rm. 104
11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.: Flash Dance @ MOC-Arena
12-12:20 p.m.: Full STEAM Ahead presented by Anderson Academy @ MOC-Teaching Theater
12-12:20 p.m.: Presentation about Eisenhower HS IB® Diploma Program and YES Prep iASPIRE Program
12:20-12:40 p.m.: Carver High School Performing Arts @ MOC-Arena
12:40-1 p.m.: Door Prizes and Magnet School Seat Giveaways @ MOC-Arena