Katherine Johnson Academic Admission Based

Thank you for your interest in Katherine Johnson. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019 - 2020 school year. The admissions process for the 2020 - 2021 school year will begin in fall 2019

The KJTMA academic admissions-based campus

Members of our community have expressed a desire for an environment for academically-gifted students. The Katherine Johnson academic admissions-based campus will serve as a model for continuous growth and improvement that we will replicate at campuses across the district.

The district is in the process of solidifying a university partnership with the University of Texas to support the reconfiguration of the campus as well as the eventual curriculum design and programming. 

The Katherine Johnson academic admissions-based campus will serve students in grades Pre-K through sixth grade with eventual plans to expand to 12th grade.


Interested in joining the Katherine Johnson academic admissions-based campus?

All Applications Must Meet Eligibility Requirements Click here to see the 2019-2020 Eligibility Requirements

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For more information about the application process for Katherine Johnson, please see the online webinar here: https://youtu.be/MZCaPrlmFQo

 The Katherine Johnson academic admissions-based campus timeline:


 Date(s) Actions
April 1 - 12, 2019 Daily Progress Briefings (8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.)
April 15, 2019 Board Approval
April 17, 2019 Informational Webinar I and
Interest Form posted Online
April 18, 2019 Parent/Guardian Information Center at Middle
School GT Showcase
 April 19, 2019 Begin Mailing Letters to Eligible Students
April 23, 2019 Parent/Guardian Information Center at
Elementary GT Showcase
 April 29, 2019 - May 15, 2019 Online application open to the public
 April 30, 2019 Parent Informational Meeting
(DeSoto ISD Board Room) 
 May 2, 2019 Informational Webinar II
 May 4, 2019 Katherine Johnson Tour & Talk
May 6, 2019 - May 24, 2019 Entrance exams and interview window
May 29, 2019 Admissions decisions complete
May 30, 2019 Admissions letters mailed
June 8, 2019  Confirmation date

Connect and ConverseEntrance Exams and Interviews

Katherine Johnson Entrance Exams and Interviews Information

Admissions Process Form: Katherine Johnson Application Process Form.pdf
Sample Math Questions: Katherine Johnson Math Prompts.pdf
Sample Writing Prompts: 
Katherine Johnson Writing Prompts.pdf