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How To Make Open Enrollment Work for Your Family

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Searching for the best school can be a task and sometimes parents end up settling with the best option that is closest to them, even if it still doesn’t meet their child’s every need. It might be time for you to consider a district that accepts out-of-district transfer students—if you haven’t already. The rules and regulations for a transfer might seem confusing at first, but Irving ISD, the public PreK–12 school district of choice for 33,000+ students in Irving, is giving families from surrounding areas the opportunity to understand the process and benefits of transferring.

What grade levels are eligible?
All students entering kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to apply. However, only 8th- and 9th-grade students may apply to Singley Academy or one of the district’s nationally recognized Signature Studies programs which are open to all students based on availability. In each program, students have the option to pursue a pathway, and acquire industry licenses, certifications and internships.

Can I enroll my child into a specific school at Irving ISD?
Parents may list up to two preferred campuses on the application. Each student approved for an out-of-district transfer is assigned to a campus by the Irving ISD superintendent or designee. Though Irving ISD does its best to accommodate every transfer, the superintendent and/or designee must consider the availability of space and instructional staff when making a decision.

Can my child ride the bus to school?
Transportation is not provided for out-of-district transfer students. Families are responsible for arranging transportation to and from school.

Can I still apply for an out-of-district transfer, even if the school year has started?
Yes, families are encouraged to complete an application. Acceptance or denial is based on campus capacity and a review of the required student information needed to complete the application.

What does Irving ISD offer?
• Dual-language immersion programs
• Middle schools that provide devices and free data plans for students
• Regional Day School for the Deaf
• Nearly 50 career-focused pathways available through Signature Studies
• High-quality musical instruments at no cost to students
• Advanced Placement classes and dual-credit courses
• A safe and secure learning environment

All Irving ISD teachers are highly qualified, certified teachers and industry experts who provide engaging, relevant instruction for all students. The staff cares about the health and happiness of students and families, and they strive to help them reach their full potential. Every Irving ISD school has at least one full-time registered nurse on-site and several of the district’s school clinics utilize Telehealth, a virtual medical service where students can be seen by a doctor during school hours without leaving the school.

With more than 13,000 students enrolled in industry-focused classes, 80 dual-credit courses, an Early College Start program, a nationally recognized music education program and notable recognition as Top Digital District and District of Distinction, there has never been a better time to transfer and excel with Irving ISD.

To learn more about why Irving ISD is the best choice for your family, visit irvingisd.net/excelwithus.

To learn more about Irving ISD’s new out-of-district transfer process, interested families may visit irvingisd.net/transfers for additional information, guidelines and the application.

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