• Application

      • When will the application be available for Round 1?
        • The application will be available at www.midlandisd.net/apply on December 4, 2023, at 10:00 am. The application will close on January 26, 2024.
      • Do I have to reapply if my student currently attends a School of Choice?
        • No, you are no longer required to complete an Intent to Return for students to remain at a campus on a transfer.
      • Do I have to reapply for my transfer?
        • No, you are no longer required to complete an Intent to Return for students to remain at a campus on a transfer.
      • Can I apply to ECHS through Apply Midland?  
        • Yes, you will be able to submit an application for the Early College program (Future 9th) through the Apply Midland system beginning Monday, December 4th, 2023. The requirements for ECHS is an application and an interview by a College Admin  Early College does admit students through a lottery process.  Once your application has been processed the Early College administrators will contact you.
      • Can I apply to Carver Center through Apply Midland?  
        • No, you will be able to submit an application for the Gifted and Talented program (Grades 2-12) through the GT website:https://www.midlandisd.net/gt system beginning Thursday, October 1st and ending October  31, 2023 at 5:00 pm. The requirements for Carver Center have not changed and students must be tested and identified as Gifted and Talented in order to be accepted to attend this campus.  Carver Center does not admit students through a lottery process.  Once your application has been processed, the Advanced Academics department will share more information about the testing process. 
      • Do I have to use Apply Midland to attend my neighborhood school?
        • No, only students who are applying to a School of Choice or for a transfer to a campus OTHER than their neighborhood school need to submit an application through the Apply Midland system. 
      • Can I submit an application to make a change in January 2024?
        • Changes in Round 1 can be made until January 26, 2024.  
      • Can I apply for a Pre-K seat?
        • The Apply Midland system is currently accepting applications for Pre-K MISD to IDEA Travis, Milam, Sam Houston Collegiate Prep and Midland College campuses for the 2023/2024 school year. Future pre-k students will not be able to apply until April 1, 2024. Please contact the Student Services office at 432-240-1520 or the respective campus for more information.  
      • Which schools are included on the application?
        • Bowie Fine Arts Academy
        • Pease Communications & Technology
        • Ben Milam International Academy
        • Lamar Elementary 
        • Pre-K at Midland College
        • Sam Houston Collegiate Preparatory Elementary
        • 6th Grade AVID at San Jacinto
        • Young Women’s Leadership Academy 
        • Early College High School (New)
        • IDEA Travis
        • Notice of Intent to Return to students attending a Magnet.
        • New Applications to Schools of Choice
        • Applications for Transfer to another MISD campus for Fall 2024
        • Families will be able to submit the following types of applications on Apply Midland:
      • Are there any extra steps for certain schools? Do I need to do anything besides submit the application?
          • 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:
            • Submission of Standardized Test Scores
            • Submission of Transcript Information 
            • Submission of Current Set of Activities a Student is Involved In
      • Will all schools have the same timeline? 
          • Yes, all schools will have the same timeline with the exception of the Gifted and Talented program.  The gifted and talented application along with the Carver Center application will close on October 31, 2023 at 5:00 pm.  
          • Round 1 Applications for choice schools and transfer requests for Fall 2024 will be open December 4, 2023, and will close on January 26, 2024 at 5:00 pm. 
          • After the initial application round closes, a second application round will open during the week of March 1st, 2024.  At this time, families that missed the first application round can apply to schools of choice and Fall 2024 transfers that have availability.
      • 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?
          • To learn more about MISD schools, please visit the School Finder at www.midlandisd.net/apply
          • If I submit my application on the first day it is open during round 1 will I have a better chance of getting a preferred school?
          • No, all student applications during round 1 will be processed at the same time. Applications received on the first day of the application window and applications submitted at the end of the application window will be processed at the same time. 
      • If I submit my application on the first day of round 2 will I have a better chance of getting a preferred school?
          • Yes, applications submitted during the second round will be considered on a rolling basis so they will be processed as they are received. 
      • Will the district provide transportation?
          • Each school has different requirements regarding transportation services.  Please review the information on the School Finder (www.midlandisd.net/apply) for details about whether a school provides transportation services to students 
      • My family moved since completing our application and accepting an offer. The school we selected is now too far away. What should we do?
          • After March 1, 2024, families will be able to see all schools with available seats. You will need to submit a formal transfer request with Apply Midland to gain access to a new seat.
      • 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 “Take Action”  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 5 pm on August 2024.  
      • 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 factors impact my child’s priority to the school we selected?
        • A range of factors are taken into consideration regarding a student's priority for a selected school. These factors include: 
          • Sibling Preference: Priority given to students who are applying to a school that a sibling attends or was recently accepted to (select schools)
          • Zone Preference: Preference given to students who are applying from a particular geographical zone in order to ensure that a school equally represents all-district geographic zones
          • Staff Preference: Preference given to students who are applying to a school where a parent/guardian is an employee 
      • How many schools can I select on the application?
          • Families can select 5 schools on the application 
      • How does the choice process work?
          • The process aims to ensure that students receive an offer to preferred schools while taking into account the admissions criteria for each campus 
          • Families apply to school options their student is interested in. Each school follows a priority structure to determine which applicants should be considered in what order. The system then runs a random lottery for each school. Students then receive multiple offers or are placed on waitlists for each school they selected. For more details on the priority groups and policies, click here
      • When will I get my offers?
        • Offers will be available in the first part of March.  You will get an email when they are ready to view.
      • I have 5 days to make a choice about my Apply Midland options but I have not heard back about if my student can get into a Gifted and talented program. What should I do?
          • Accept an Apply Midland offer then decline later if you choose to send your student to an alternate program.  
      • What should I do if I missed the application window and I am interested in one of these school options?
          • Please contact  applymidland@midlandisd.net.
      • How do I get help with the application?
        • Please contact applymidland@midlandisd.net
  • Transfers

      • What is the process for applying for a transfer for Fall 2024?
            • The application window for transfers opens on December 4, 2023 at 10:00am and closes on August 2024 at 5 pm.
      • When do transfers happen? 
            • This application window is for families seeking transfers for the 2024-2025 school year.  Students who receive transfer offers in March 2024 and confirm enrollment in the transfer school will start at that school in August 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year.
      • When will I receive notice about my transfer request?
            • All students will receive information about their transfer request on or around March 1, 2024, and on a continual basis thereafter.
      • What are the requirements for a 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: 
              • The 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
              • Other
      • How do I apply for a transfer for the current school year?
        • Families need to contact Student Services at applymidlandisd.net with help in completing a transfer for the here and now.