HISD to make applications for school choice program transfers available online

HISD is launching a new online application system for school choice program transfers, enhancing the process for parents and students.

The online application will be available through HISD’s Office of School Choice beginning Monday, Jan. 21. It can be used for school transfers in choice programs such as dual language and international baccalaureate, as well as career and technical programs, and many more.

It is important to note that this application is not used for any of the district’s Magnet programs. Parents can still apply for Magnet programs through the HISD School Choice website or at www.HISDChoice.com.

The new online application will replace a paper-based system, though parents may still submit paper-based transfer forms to their school of choice. The new system is expected to add ease and accessibility to this transfer process.    

“By making our choice program application available online, we are streamlining procedures and making it easier and less time-consuming for parents,” said Assistant Superintendent of School Choice Justin Fuentes.  “We are also ensuring that it is a fair and transparent process for our families.”

For additional help, parents and students may visit the Office of School Choice at HISD’s Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 West 18th St., Level 1SE Houston, TX 77092 or via phone at (713)556-6784).