Sarah Beth Lively Middle School

Magnet Admissions Testing for SY 2021-2022

Thank you so much for your interest in the Lively Magnet Program. To keep our staff, students, and families safe,  all admissions testing for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual. Please read the following information carefully so that your student has a comfortable and successful testing experience. 

Lively honors all special education and 504 testing accommodations. Families must provide accommodation documentation to Ms. Rodriguez at least two weeks prior to their student's testing session. Note: Due to the virtual testing this year, all essays will be word processed and the traditional time allotment of 30 minutes will be extended to one hour. 

There are two components to admissions testing this school year.

  • Online Essay Writing-Please sign up for an essay testing session on our enrollment page. We will send you a Zoom link shortly before the session where students will log on at their registered time. Students will be guided through the essay writing process and supervised by Lively Staff. Students will word process their essay and must work without parent assistance. NOTE: Because essay writing is timed, we cannot allow late entries. Please log onto the Zoom Link at least 10 minutes early. 
  • The Virtual Interview-Please use the form on our enrollment page or our application to access the Flipgrid link. Directions and prompts are included for students to record a 2 minute virtual interview. Families have until February 5th to complete this piece in the comfort of their home. 

Lively Magnet Essay Testing Sessions

Families must complete our jot form to register for an essay testing session. Please contact Ms. Rodriguez in the Magnet office at 512-841-4916 or at jennifer.rodriguez@austinisd.org with any questions.

Testing Option 1: Online Essay Session: Saturday, January 16th, 2021 Last Names A-L 8:30-10:00 am/Last Names M-Z 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Testing Option 2: Online Essay Session: Saturday, January 23, 2021 Last Names A-L 8:30-10:00 am/Last Names M-Z 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Testing Option 3: Online Essay Session: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 All students 4-5:30 pm

All testing must be completed by February 5th. Should your family need a different time than the three options above, please contact Ms. Rodriguez. Thank you.