The magnet programs offer students advanced academic studies in an environment built on collegial relationships, individual growth, and intellectual rigor. Emphasis is placed on independent research, group collaboration, presentation of new learning, and the development of original designs and solutions. Computers are used as tools to access, process, and generate ideas and students have the opportunity to collaborate with engineers, authors, doctors, and other professionals. Internships, field-based experiences, and laboratory studies also are an integral component of the magnet experience. Students receive transportation to the magnet program that they attend. Students are picked up at the nearest school to their home and taken to the magnet program. Students can participate in all UIL sponsored activities, athletics, clubs, band, orchestra, and other extra-curricular activities.

Admission to magnet programs is selective and by application. Each program has its own admission application form and deadlines. Some common factors in admission include previous report card grades, nationally-normed standardized test results, an essay or letter, and teacher recommendations. Please contact the specific program for complete information and an application.

Students who are successful in magnet programs are committed to:

  • a fast paced and challenging academic program
  • an intensive, high energy day
  • learning to budget time and activities
  • cooperation and challenge from peers

For further information, contact the Magnet Program Director(s) at:

Kealing Magnet Program at Kealing Middle School
Emphasis: Math, Science, and Liberal Arts
1607 Pennsylvania Avenue
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 414-3180
Principal: Robin Lowe Director: Beth Cooper


Fulmore Magnet Program at Fulmore Middle School
Emphasis: International Law and Humanities
201 East Mary
Austin, TX 78724
(512) 841-4916
Principal: Lisa A. Bush
Director: Debra Price


Liberal Arts and Science Academy (High School)
Emphasis: Liberal Arts and Science
7309 Lazy Creek Drive
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 414-2589
Principal: Stacia Crescenzi