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On the Dallas ISD magnet application, you may designate two schools – a first choice school and a second choice school. Only your first choice school will consider your application in the first round. If your first-choice school declines your application, your second-choice school will consider your application in the second round. If you would like to be considered in the first round of applications at TAG, you must designate TAG as your first choice school. Out-of-district students will only be considered for admission during the second round. Please see the application packet for more details on the rounds.
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Yes. However, priority goes to in-district applicants who meet our admissions requirements.
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No. Submitting on the first day applications are accepted does not give you any greater chance of acceptance than submitting on the final day. Take the time to ensure your application is complete.
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Yes, we welcome home-schooled students. Contact the TAG office for alternative admissions requirements for home-schooled students.
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If we have openings in our 10th and 11th grade classes, we will make these seats available to new applicants.
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Dallas ISD magnet schools are not permitted to offer sports. However, it is possible for TAG students to participate in sports at the high school closest to their home address. Every year, several TAG students take part in Dallas ISD athletics by doing this.
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TAG is a public school. Tuition is free.
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Dallas ISD provides free bus transportation from all Dallas ISD comprehensive high schools to Townview in the morning and back in the afternoon. There are also late buses back to the comprehensive high schools for students who stay after school for extracurricular activities. Bus schedules are announced by Dallas ISD in the fall, just before classes begin.


Some students take public transportation to and from Townview. The nearest DART Rail station is the 8th and Corinth station, 1/2 mile east of Townview. DART buses run on 8th Street between the rail station and Townview.

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We have a dress code, but students do not wear uniforms.
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If you have additional questions about our application process, please contact the TAG office at (972) 925-5970.  We will be delighted to assist you.