Galveston ISD - A Schools of Choice District
What are Schools of Choice?
The Schools of Choice model allows families options of which school to attend within a school system. It is one of the most unique school systems in Texas in that it allows parents to send their children to the school that best serves their interests and needs. There are no school zones and transportation is provided to students to all campuses. Students are able to attend the school of their choice provided the District has available seats at the selected school.
Galveston ISD offers charter schools, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) programs, magnet schools, and a Mega-Magnet High School with four smaller learning communities. Students are aided by open enrollment as well as the absence of school zones throughout the district.
For more information on applying to GISD Schools contact Nanette Dickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-766-5123.
(Please note: Once a new and approved transfer non-GISD student has applied to GISD per process below for the 2018-2019 school year, he/she will be notified by their assigned campus regarding next steps to take to enroll.)
Important Dates for the 2018-2019 School Year
The Application Process will be accessible online and the link will be active on the dates listed below.
January 16 - February 13, 2018
Open Application Period - 1
The link will be made available on GISD.org on January 16th at 8:00 a.m. and will close February 13th at 4:00p.m.
- Elementary Application for students going into Kindergarten 2018-19 School Year
- Current Elementary requesting to move to a different campus
- Current 4th graders requesting Austin Middle School
- 8th graders apply for High School
- The link will be active on gisd.org on January 16th at 8am and will close February 13th at 4:00p.m.
- APPLY HERE
March 2, 2018
- Parent(s) receive school assignment by mail/email the week of March 2, 2018
February 26 - March 26, 2018
Open Application Period - 2
The link will be made available on GISD.org on February 26th at 8:00 a.m. and will close March 26th at 4:00p.m.
- Current 4th graders applying for Central Middle School or Collegiate Academy ONLY
- The link will be active on gisd.org on February 26th at 8:00 a.m. and will close March 26th at 4:00p.m.
- APPLY HERE
April 6, 2018
- Parent(s) receive school assignment by mail/email the week of April 6, 2018