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MISD TRANSFERS OVERVIEW
The transfer process is used by families who want to apply to a MISD neighborhood (zone) school that is not the school designated by the family’s address. Transfers are reviewed by MISD staff and approved if the criteria for the transfer is met and there is space available. Additionally, for a transfer to be approved, the student must have good attendance, a clean discipline record and acceptable grades. All families with students on an existing approved transfer must re-apply for a transfer each school year with the exception of students who are on a School Transformation transfer (see definitions below).
Mid-Year Transfers in 2019-2020
Any family seeking a mid-year transfer for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year will only be considered if the student is new to MISD or if the transfer reason is Safety or PEG (see definitions below). To submit a mid-year transfer, visit the MISD Office of Student Services (615 West Missouri St.) Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm.
Transfers Timeline for Fall 2020
The first round transfer window for Fall 2020 will open January 21, 2020 and closes on February 29, 2020. Notifications about first round transfers will be distributed on April 1, 2020. Transfers submitted after February 29, 2020 will be considered on a rolling basis.
- January 21, 2020: First Round Transfer Window Opens
- February 29, 2020: First Round Application Window Closes
- March 16, 2020: Second Round Application Window for Fall 2020 Transfers opens
- April 1, 2020: Families Receive Offers for First Round Transfers
- April 8, 2020: Deadline to Confirm Placements for First Round Transfers
- Summer 2020: Second Round Application Window Closes
Student Transfers for Fall 2020 will not be taken after October 1, 2020 except for new enrollment, safety transfers, or PEG transfers. Additionally, parents who move during the school year but wish to keep their children at their current school, must complete a transfer within 10 days of moving to a new address. These transfers will continue to be accepted throughout the 2020-2021 school year.
Transfers Timeline for the Spring of 2021
The transfer window for Spring 2021 will be open October 1, 2020 through October 30, 2020 Transfers during this time will be approved pending available space and transfer criteria (discipline history, attendance, and grades). If approved, students will begin the spring semester at their approved campus.
TO REQUEST A TRANSFER
Visit www.midlandisd.net/apply to use the Apply Midland System to submit a transfer application for the 2020-2021 school year.
TRANSFER REASONS AND DEFINITIONS
In accordance with Board Policy FDB(LEGAL) parents may request that their child be transferred to another classroom or campus if the District has determined that the student has been a victim of bullying, sexual assault by another student, or a violent criminal offense while at school or on school grounds. Also in accordance with legal policy and in consultation with the parent, the School Board may transfer a student who engaged in bullying to another classroom or campus. For more information, refer to the MISD Student and Parent Handbook, or call Student Services.
Complete one student transfer application for each student.
Public Education Grant (PEG)
Under the Public Education Grant (PEG) intra-district transfer provision, a parent of a student assigned to a campus listed as a PEG campus may apply to attend another campus in the same school district for the 2020-2021 school year.
MISD PEG Designated Campuses for 2020-2021
Bunche, Scharbauer, Travis
Students currently attending a school that will shift to a new program in the 2020-2021 school year have the option to 1) to apply their current school and complete a choice application or 2) complete a one-time transfer application with a reason of “School Transformation” must submit a one time application transfer.
MISD Designated School Transformation Campuses for 2020-2021:
Sam Houston Collegiate Preparatory Elementary, IDEA Travis, Ben Milam International Academy
Students who have been attending a campus other than their neighborhood campus and who wish to continue at the campus that is not their neighborhood campus will need to submit a transfer request for campus continuation. Students must be in good standing to be eligible.
Employee at Campus
Employees may request a transfer for the student to attend the campus the parent is employed at. Students must be in good standing to be eligible.
Sibling Receiving Special Education Services
Students who have a sibling who is receiving special education services at a campus other than their neighborhood campus may submit a transfer request to attend the same campus as their sibling. Students must be in good standing to be eligible.
Students who have transportation challenges related to their neighborhood campuses may request a transfer due to transportation challenges. Students must be in good standing to be eligible.
STUDENTS WHO RESIDE OUTSIDE OF THE MISD ATTENDANCE AREA
Students whose parents reside in a district other than Midland Independent School District may request a student transfer to attend Midland ISD by completing a separate "out of district" transfer application. The "out of district" application may be accessed at Apply Midland. The application process requires that parents provide a copy of the student's discipline report, attendance report, and grade report. Note that Midland ISD may choose not to accept students from other districts. Also, Midland ISD may charge tuition for students who reside outside Midland ISD. Midland ISD will not provide transportation.
TRANSPORTATION FOR APPROVED TRANSFERS
Transportation for all students who attend a campus on a transfer (whether in district or out of district) is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.