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School Choice for 2012-2013

Applications deadline is end of business day Feb. 29, 2012

Under School Choice, a parent can request his/her child be transferred to another school within the district other than the one assigned for their residence. School Choice applications for the 2012-2013 school year will be accepted the first business day of January through the last business day of February. Application forms can be picked up at any NEISD campus and submitted at any NEISD campus. All applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis using the date and time when the application form was submitted. Parents can submit only one school choice application for each child. In other words, parents may not request multiple schools under this process.

North East ISD does its best to accommodate families' requests; however, students are only transferred if there is space available at the requested school. The District maintains a buffer number of seats at schools in order to have seats available for families moving into the attendance area. If seats are not available at the requested school, applicants will be approved and placed on a waiting list for the school/grade requested. Names on a waiting list that are not offered a seat during the school year will automatically be moved to the next grade level on the waiting list at the end of the school year.

If a child is transferred under School Choice, bus transportation will not be provided to the requested school.

Students accepted for School Choice transfer will be ineligible for varsity competition for one calendar year. However, the student may apply to the UIL for a waiver but is not guaranteed that such waiver will be granted. The student and/or parents are advised to check with the North East ISD athletic office for advice regarding the waiver process.

For more information about School Choice, contact Pupil Personnel Services at (210) 407-0070.

Posted on December 7, 2011, updated February 24, 2012