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Why should your family consider Galveston Independent School District? Find out March 1!

GISD will host its annual Schools of Choice Fair from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the Ball High School cafeteria in an effort to display all the reasons why GISD is a fantastic educational choice to current student families and Galveston residents who may be considering the district for their child’s education.

Representatives from Moody Early Childhood Center, the district’s pre-K program, and six elementary schools will be present showcasing information about each campus.

Additionally, various district partners and internal organizations will be present with information about the services they provide, including the following: Artist Boat, Catholic Charities, Community Youth Development, Family and Community Engagement (FACE), Family Service Center, Galveston College, Galveston Communities in Schools, Galveston Lions Club, St. Vincent’s Center for Hope, Teen Health along with GISD’s Social and Emotional Learning team, Texas A&M University-Galveston, Texas ACE, The Future is Us, Tor Kids, Galveston Police Department, Galveston Fire Department, Discovery Club, and Upbring Head Start.

The Schools of Choice model allows families options of which school to attend within the GISD school system depending upon what best fits their child’s interests and needs.  

Students are able to attend the school of their choice provided the district has available seats at the selected school.

Galveston ISD offers traditional and theme-based schools, Science, Technology, Engineering, and 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.

Bus transportation to GISD’s Crenshaw Environmental Science Magnet School (pre-K3 through 8th-grade) is available to students living on Galveston Island and those on Bolivar Peninsula as long as space permits. Children attending any of those grade levels have the option to attend Crenshaw.  

The event is free and open to the public, including current GISD elementary student families interested in changing campuses. Complimentary hot dogs will be served to the first 300 individuals in attendance.

Schools of Choice applications will be open online March 1-31. Application decisions will be mailed soon after. For more information about GISD’s Schools of Choice or enrollment procedures, visit