Enrollment

Enroll for the upcoming school year

During the open enrollment window, you may enroll in-person with the paper enrollment application or online through Skyward.

Note: Students that speak a language other than English must enroll through the Manual & Maria Valle Student Services Center. For more information, see the section titled, "Where do I enroll?"

Enrollment and Choice of School dates for the 2019-2020 school year

The open enrollment window is based on the grade level your child will be entering for the 2019-20 school year.

Students interested in applying for a magnet program will need to complete the enrollment process within the magnet application window.

Grade level for 2019-20Open enrollment windowMagnet application window
1-12Jan. 14-Feb. 12, 2019Jan. 14-24, 2019
PreK or KMarch 20-April 18, 2019March 20-30, 2019

In-person paper enrollment

During the open enrollment window, you may go directly to the school of your choice to fill out an enrollment and Choice of School application. Be sure to take the required documents (listed below) with you.

Online enrollment application

First, use the online application in Skyward to enroll during the open enrollment window.

Then, in order to finalize the enrollment process, you will need to schedule an appointment to take the required documents (listed below) to the Manuel & Maria Valle Student Services Center. Within the online enrollment application, you will be provided with a link to schedule your appointment.

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 Prekindergarten 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?

Enroll a child who speaks English for the current 2018-19 school year

If your child speaks English and their come language is English, you may enroll at the school you want your child to attend. If you need help verifying seat availability, you may contact Student Services.

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 prekindergarten 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)
  • has a parent or official guardian who is eligible for the Star of Texas Award

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, TANF or Medicaid benefitsyour SNAP, TANF or Medicaid approval letter that contains your Eligibility Determination Group number (EDG#).
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.
with a child whose parent or official guardian is eligible for the Star of Texas Awardcopy of the Star of Texas Award certificate

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.

Contact us

For more information about enrollment, contact:

Student Services

or visit:

Manuel & Maria Valle Student Services Center