• Apply Midland Processes and FAQs

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    Midland ISD Online Academy FAQs 

      • Why are we using Apply Midland for families to access Midland ISD Online Academy Options? 
        • Apply Midland is a tool for families to select schools of choice. Midland ISD Online Academy is a choice option for families and will allow them to have access to their campus’ 100% online option. 
        • Families that are not interested in an online option do not need to submit an application via Apply Midland.
      • When will the application for Midland ISD Online applications be available? 
        • The Midland ISD Online Academy will open on August 3rd.
      • How long will the Midland ISD Online Academy application window be open?
        • The Midland ISD Online Academy application will close on August 14th at 5:00 pm. 
      • Why is this timeline so short? 
        • Schools will need to build out schedules for students for both the virtual option and the in-person option and identify teachers that will teach in-person or provide instruction online. Additionally, this will provide schools enough time to slot students and teachers into the correct sections for the first day of school.
      • Which schools will be included on the application on August 3rd? 
        • Apply for Midland ISD Online Academy at their home campus
        • Applications for Transfer (in-person) to another MISD campus for Fall 2020
        • Applications to Schools of Choice with available seats
        • Applications to Magnet Schools with available seats
        • Starting on August 3rd families will be able to use Apply Midland to:
      • Who should fill out an application?
        • The parent/guardian of the student should complete and submit the application along with their student in case there are additional questions for the student to answer. 
      • What happens after I submit my application to the Midland ISD Online Academy at my home campus?
        • Student Services will process your application to verify that you have applied to the correct campus. 
        • Campuses will reach out to parents directly to provide them guidance on their next steps.
      • What if I am new to the district and have not registered for a campus?
        • Families are advised to complete their registration in Skyward at their neighborhood school before using the Apply Midland to select a virtual option.  
      • If I choose the Midland ISD Online Academy versus on-campus learning, and I decide that I don’t like the virtual platform, can my child change to on-campus instruction?
        • Students are eligible to transition between virtual and on-campus learning at the end of each grading period
        • A Google form will be available that parents must complete prior to the end of the grading period to change their learning option selection.
      • My child receives special education services. Who can I call with questions?
        • Please call the MISD Special Services Department at 432-240-1401 for any questions regarding special education services.
      • My child receives English Language Learner services. Who can I call with questions?
        • Please call the MISD English Learners Department: Bilingual and ESL Services at 432-240-1481 for any questions regarding ELL services.
      • How do I get help with the application?
        • Please refer to our policy guide: https://www.midlandisd.net/Page/33316
        • Please contact applymidland@midlandisd.net

    Transfers

    • When will the application be available?
      • The application will be available at www.midlandisd.net/apply on October 1, 2020. The transfer window will end on October 30th.
    • Which schools are included on the application? 
      • Families will be able to submit the following types of applications on Apply Midland:
      • Applications for Transfer to another MISD campus for January 2021
    • What are the requirements for a transfer?
        • Student is a child of a district employee
        • Continuation currently on the campus and may want to stay
        • Transfer from a PEG Campus
        • Transfer for placement at a campus with a sibling requiring special education services
        • Transfer for safety reasons
        • Transfer for transportation reasons
        • Transfer for placement at a campus that a sibling attends 
        • Out of District Transfer
      • Transfer applications are reviewed on a case by case basis and a determination is made based on the number of the situation and number of seats available. 
      • Transfer applications are based on the following cases: 
    • Are there any extra steps for certain schools? Do I need to do anything besides submit the application?
        • Submission of Standardized Test Scores
        • Submission of Transcript Information 
        • Submission of Current Set of Activities a Student is Involved In
      • Yes, certain schools require additional documents or information.  The unique application requirements for each campus will be available through Apply Midland.  Examples of additional requirements include:
    • Will all schools have the same timeline? 
      • Yes, all schools will have the same timeline to ensure that families receive information about enrollment options at the same time.  
    • Who should fill out an application?
      • The parent/guardian of the student should complete and submit the application along with their student in case there are additional questions for the student to answer
    • How can I learn more about schools and the application process?
    • Will the district provide transportation?
      • Transportation is not provided for students on a transfer.
    • My family moved since completing our application and accepting an offer. The school we selected is now too far away. What should we do?
      • Students must submit a transfer within 10 days of moving to stay at a campus. If they have moved and want to attend their zoned campus, no further action is needed. If the campus is too far, attending the home campus is the only option outside of the transfer windows.
    • What if I change my mind about applying
      • If you would like to make any changes to your student’s application, please visit www.midlandisd.net/apply and click on the “Apply”  button.  From there, you will login to the Apply Midland system using your Apply Midland username and password.  Click on “Edit Application” and submit your changes.  Any desired changes must be made by midnight October 30th.  
    • My child receives special education services. Who can I call with questions?
      • Please call the MISD Special Services Department at 432-240-1401 for any questions regarding special education services 
    • My child receives English Language Learner Services. Who can I call with questions?
      • Please call the MISD English Learners Department: Bilingual and ESL Services at 432-240-1481 for any questions regarding ELL services 
    • What should I do if I missed the application window and I am interested in transferring to a new MISD school?
      • Please contact  applymidland@midlandisd.net.
    • How do I get help with the application?
      • Please refer to our policy guide: https://www.midlandisd.net/Page/33316
      • Contact applymidland@midlandisd.net
    • How do I  apply for a transfer for the current school year?
      • Please see information for the current school year here

    Waitlist

    •  What is a waitlist?
      • A waitlist is a process campuses use when there are more applications to the campus than seats available
      • When a campus reaches capacity, the online application system adds applicants to a “waitlist” and notifies the family a seat becomes available at the campus
    •  How do waitlists work?
      • Students are admitted to the school from the waitlist when there is space at a campus 
    • If my student is on a school’s waitlist when will I hear if he or she will be offered a seat?
      • Schools will reach out to you directly if a seat becomes available
      • It’s important to remember that even if a student is on the waitlist they may not receive an offer for a seat
    •  Do waitlist expire?
      • Yes, the waitlist for magnet schools and schools of choice expire on the last Friday in October. If you are interested in attending a school you were waitlisted, at you will need to submit an application for the following school year. 

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