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  • Get help NOW with your school applications.

    Join us at an upcoming Application Night on January 22 or 23, 2019! Get help understanding the process and submitting your school applications at these free events.

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  • One Application, Multiple Schools. Your Choice.

    With ApplyHouston.org, you can complete one Pre-K to 12th grade school application and submit it to multiple schools with 50+ school choices.

    Apply to KIPP Houston, YES Prep, Promise Community Schools and more TODAY at ApplyHouston.org.

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  • What Are My Options?

    When it comes to your child's education, you understand his or her unique needs better than anyone else.

    Learn more about the types of education options available.

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Our Mission


Our mission is to empower families to engage in a marketplace of schools.

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What is School Choice?


When it comes to your child’s education, you know his or her unique needs and goals better than anyone else. Know your options when selecting the right school for your child.

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A Young Mother Finds a School Where Her Son Can Succeed

03/25/2019 7:26:54 PM

Read the personal story from this #EmpoweredParent from Houston.

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Houston Mom Shares Her Experience in School Choice After Moving Out of a School District She Loved

03/25/2019 7:14:09 PM

Hear how this #EmpoweredParent found a great school after moving.

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Mom of Three: “I am in a better position to investigate and consider school options.”

03/25/2019 7:09:10 PM

Read the personal story from this #EmpoweredParent.

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Houston students, parents celebrate school choice at Minute Maid Park event

01/31/2018 5:37:43 PM

The event, titled “Stronger Together, A Celebration of School Choice” marks the end of National School Choice Week, a public campaign to make K-12 students and their parents aware of options in education.

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Houston parents have many school choices. That can be tricky.

01/30/2018 5:24:50 PM

Houston has been a national leader in the school choice movement for decades. Educational options flourish here. Houston ISD – the seventh-largest school district in the country – has one of the nation's most robust magnet school programs, including some of the highest-ranked programs nationally.

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Hurwitz, McAdams: ApplyHouston.org brings efficiencies to K-12 charter school applications

01/20/2018 8:00:37 PM

In November, Houston became the next city in America to take a step forward for access and equity in public education options. Using ApplyHouston.org, parents in the Houston metro area can now apply to many of Houston's public charter schools with one shared application.

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Application Night: Neighborhood Schools Eastex-Jensen

12/18/2018 9:57:15 PM

Families Empowered’s Application Night is here to help you get your child into a school of your choice. You want your kids in a GREAT school. Families Empowered can help.  

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Application Night: YES Prep White Oak

12/18/2018 9:56:36 PM

Families Empowered’s Application Night is here to help you get your child into a school of your choice. You want your kids in a GREAT school. Families Empowered can help.  

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Application Night: Étoile Academy

12/18/2018 9:55:27 PM

Families Empowered’s Application Night is here to help you get your child into a school of your choice. You want your kids in a GREAT school. Families Empowered can help.  

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