Enrollment

See below for information about how to enroll your child in our district.

Required documents

During the enrollment process, you will need to provide originals of the following documents for your child:

  • birth certificate
  • immunization records
  • proof of residency within our district boundaries (see below)
  • social security card (if available)
  • recent report card (if applicable)
  • previous school records including a copy of the student's Home Language Survey (if new to our district)

Note: If enrolling in Prekindergarten, see the Prekindergaten enrollment section below for additional required documents.

What can be used as proof of residency?

To prove that you live within district boundaries, please provide either:

  • contract/lease agreement/mortgage statement
  • most current water, gas, or electric bill

*All proof of residency must show a service address and be dated within the last 30 days.

Note: If you are currently living with another person and the proof of residency is in that person's name, both you and that person will need to sign a notarized affidavit. This can be done in the Manuel & Maria Valle Student Services or Enrollment Center offices.

Where do I enroll?

Online enrollment now open for grades Pre-K - 12

Enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is open from July 17 - Aug. 4. After submitting your online enrollment, you will receive an email with the link to set up an appointment to finalize the enrollment at the Manuel & Maria Valle Student Services Center. 

Enroll through Skyward

New students enrolling for grades PK – 12 for the upcoming 2017-18 school year may enroll online beginning at our Skyward homepage from July 17 - Aug. 4. When you submit your online enrollment, you will receive an email with the link to set up an appointment to finalize the enrollment at the Manuel & Maria Valle Student Services Center. 

Enroll a child who speaks English

If your child speaks English and their home language is English, you may enroll at the school you want your child to attend.

During the summer when school campuses are closed, enroll at the Manuel & Maria Valle Student Services Center

From Aug. 7 - Aug. 11, you may pick up an enrollment card and an appointment at Student Services to enroll. Enrollment will resume at the campuses on Aug. 14.

Enroll a child who speaks a language other than English

If your child's home language is a language other than English, you will enroll at the Manuel & Maria Valle Student Services Enrollment Center. Your enrollment process will also include language testing, which can take up to three hours depending on the age and ability level of the student. 

Trained staff who speak English and Spanish will be able to assist you throughout the entire enrollment process and will connect you with support services such as the Enrollment Center Clinic and Migrant Program liaison, if needed.

What to expect during the enrollment process

The enrollment process takes at least 45 minutes and can last several hours if language testing is required.  Families are served by appointments. You may request an appointment in person at the Manuel & Maria Valle Student Services Center or by submitting an online enrollment application.

In March and August, our busiest enrollment periods, you may have to come to the Enrollment Center and set up an appointment to return later and complete enrollment.

During enrollment, you will be asked to complete several forms:

  • Enrollment form - To provide general information about your child. 
  • Directory Information -  To indicate your preferences regarding disclosure of certain personal information
  • Choice of School - To choose the school you would like your child to attend. If space is not available at your school of choice, you may request placement on a waiting list. The Student Services Department can help with finding an available school. 

Prekindergarten enrollment

Pre-K classes are only available for students that meet the eligibility requirements.

We encourage you to start the enrollment process early. If you wait until August to enroll there may not be any space at the schools close to your home.

Turning in an enrollment card or pre-kindergarten application does not guarantee a spot for any child.

Is my child eligible?

First, your child must meet the age requirement. They must be four years old on or before September 1st.

Secondly, one of the following conditions must apply to your child. Either your child:

  • does not speak or understand English (Limited English Proficient)
  • is considered educationally disadvantaged based on family income
  • is homeless
  • has a parent who is active duty Military, Guard or Reserve or who was injured or killed while on active duty
  • is currently or was previously under the care of DFPS (Department of Family and Protective Services)

If your child meets the age requirement and at least one other condition then they qualify for Pre-K.

Is my child educationally disadvantaged?

A child is educationally disadvantaged if their family:

What documents do I need?

In order to enroll your child, you must have:

  • the child's birth certificate
  • your child's social security card (if available)
  • documentation that proves child's eligibility
  • proof of residency within our district boundaries
  • your child's immunization records (you may enroll without these but they are required before your child can start school)

What is required to prove eligibility?

If you are applying...Please provide...
as a family receiving SNAP or TANFyour Eligibility Determination Group number (EDG#) found on your SNAP or TANF approval letter.
with a child that is educationally disadvantaged because of low incomea completed prekindergarten income eligibility form AND a current paycheck stub or other proof of income.
as a homeless familya completed student residency questionnaire.
with a child whose parent who is active duty Military, Guard or Reservea department of Defense photo ID.
with a child whose parent was injured or killed while on active dutya statement of service, copy of death certificate, purple heart orders or citation, line of duty determination, or official letter from a commander.
with a child who is or was under DFPS carea verification letter of Pre-K eligibility from DFPS or other official documentation.

What can be used as proof of residency?

To prove that you live within district boundaries, please provide either:

  • contract/lease agreement
  • most current water, gas, or electric bill

Note: If you are currently living with another person and the proof of residency is in that person's name, both you and that person will need to sign a notarized affidavit. This can be done in the Manuel & Maria Valle Student Services or Enrollment Center offices.

Contact us

For more information about enrollment, contact:

Student Services 

or visit:

Manuel & Maria Valle Student Services Center