information for parents

School Choice Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get an application for school choice?
You may pick up an application at your child’s school or any school in the NEISD.

Where do I turn in my application after I have completed it?
The application may be turned in at any NEISD campus.

When can I apply for school choice?
The timeline for school choice is the first school business day of January through the last school business day of February.  The requests submitted at this time will be for the following school year.

May I apply for any campus?
You may apply for any NEISD campus. Approvals will be given on a first come first served basis and is contingent upon space availability at the campus/grade level requested.

Does a school choice student have to reside in North East ISD?
Yes, for all school choice students, the parent/guardian and student must reside in North East ISD upon enrollment and must provide the required proof of residence, as well as any other required documents needed for enrollment.

If I am already on school choice, do I need to fill out another application?
If the student is remaining at the same campus, a new school choice request is not needed. If the student is moving from Elementary School to Middle School or Middle School to High School, a new school choice request is required.

Can the campus keep a school choice request from being approved?
Yes, a school choice approval may be blocked by the principal for attendance, grades, or discipline issues, or lack of parental cooperation with the school's policies and procedures.

If I have more than one child, may I use the same application?
No, you must fill out a school choice application for each child.

Will applications be accepted after the last school business day of February ?
No. Applications will not be accepted after the last school business day of February.

Can I go to a Capped School through School Choice?
If a Capped School is requested through School Choice, the child’s name will be added to the Wait List. The Wait List consists of names of children that are on School Choice status or Overflow status. The names of the children on School Choice status are always after all names of the children on Overflow status.

For more information, contact Pupil Personnel Services at

(210) 407-0070.