Choice Program

Choosing WAIS

All students at Westchester take a rigorous course of study. In grades 6-10, all students participate in the IB MYP. In addition to the MYP, many of these courses are also Pre-AP. With IB MYP and Pre-AP, there is typically a greater emphasis in writing, even in elective courses.

Choosing WAIS isn't just choosing a different campus, its choosing a more rigorous education that meets an international standards. As an academically focused campus, WAIS does not offer a traditional UIL programs. Students may participate in athletic clubs and classes, but we do not offer UIL competition teams like neighborhood schools. In grades 9-12, students may attend WAIS and still participate with their neighborhood campus.

Even though WAIS is an IB Continuum School, we are still a public school. In addition to IB standards, courses cover the TEKS and students must take the state STAAR tests, as required by the Texas Education Agency. Graduates at WAIS still earn the Texas High School Diploma, but may also earn the IB Diploma, the IB Career-related Diploma, or a Bilingual IB Diploma.

Students in the Dual Language program can apply to attend WAIS and continue in Dual Language. Students in Dual Language at WAIS are also part of the IB Programmes at WAIS.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Student must be eligible to enroll in SBISD schools. Proof of Residency must be provided if chosen in lottery.

Math at CSA and WAIS is only offered at the Advanced Academic Course (AAC) level with limited spots available in 7th and 8th grade.  The admission of 7th and 8th grade students who are not currently in an AAC math class is subject to a score of 80 or above on the appropriate credit-by-exam math test to determine readiness for advanced math courses in these grades.


Application Dates

  • Dec. 15, 2023 @ 9:00 AM - Application Opens
  • Feb. 2, 2024 @ 11:59 PM - Application Closes
  • Feb. 9, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - Run Lottery
  • Feb. 16, 2024 @ 4:00 PM - Lottery Results Emailed
  • Feb. 23, 2024 - Parents Accept or Decline Invitation Deadline
  • May 6, 2024 @ 9:00 AM - Late Application Window Opens
  • July 19, 2024 @ 11:59 PM - Late Application Window Closes

Parent Meetings

Jan. 9, 2024 @ 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Bilingual Program only)
Wayne F. Schaper, Sr. Leadership Center - Board Room
955 Campbell Road, Houston, TX 77024

Jan. 10, 2024 @ 6:30 p.m.
901 Yorkchester, Houston, Tx 77079 - Westchester Auditorium