In accordance with NISD Board Policy, Northside ISD generally does not accept the enrollment of students who do not reside in the district; however, there are a few exceptions to include those families who qualify for the Grandparent Transfer. The Grandparent Transfer allows for a non-NISD student to attend Northside ISD if the parents reside outside the school district, but the grandparents reside in Northside ISD AND provide "significant after-school care" as approved by the Department of Pupil Personnel. Approval for a Grandparent Transfer is determined during a scheduled hearing process where a notarized application is submitted and documentation/evidence is reviewed. If granted, the student would attend the school that services the grandparent's home address, and the application would be reviewed annually. For Grandparent Transfer information or to schedule a Grandparent Transfer Hearing, please call the Office of Pupil Personnel at 397-8695.
In accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), parents/guardians can petition the school district to have their child attend a Northside ISD campus, other than the one serviced by the home address. Intra-district Transfers include Administrative, Program, Employee, Parental Choice:
Administrative Transfers may be initiated administratively to assign a student to a different school for reasons including, but not limited to concerns related to discipline, safety, sexual assault, bullying, or extradordinary conditions affecting the family or the school. It must be initiated by the home campus principal or Assistant Superintendent or Executive Director for Elementary or Secondary Administration only if one or more of the conditions described above exist. If parent/guardian deems that an administrative transfer is warranted, they should visit the home campus prinicpal. Unless otherwised noted, an Administrative Transfer is valid only for the current school year.
Program Transfers, available at some of the high schools, include Agriculture (O'Connor HS), Cosmetology (Jay and Holmes HS), Automotive Technology (Brandeis, Clark, Holmes, Jay, Marshall, Stevens HS), Automotive Collision (Jay and Holmes HS), Health Science Technology (Jay, Holmes, Marshall HS), Metal Trades (Clark HS), and Welding (Clark, Holmes, Marshall HS). Those interested in a Program Transfer should make contact with the appropriate campus administration and/or counselor for information on program enrollment and time-line criteria, as such transfers are not processed through Pupil Personnel.
Employee Transfers may be requested for children of full-time Northside ISD employees to the campus where the employee works. Employees must reside in Northside ISD and complete the application process to include approval/acknowledgement from campus principal. A request for an Employee Transfer originates at the campus of employment through the principal with all appropriate documentation forwarded to the Department of Pupil Personnel.
Parental Choice Transfer Season begins April 1st and ends the Friday before the school year starts for the upcoming school year. Because there is an emphasis in maintaining the integrity and continuity of instruction, Parental Choice Transfers are not processed during the course of the school year for the current school year. Should an extenuating circumstance arise, in which you feel a transfer is warranted, please visit with your campus administration to inquire about the possibility of an administrative transfer or other appropriate options. Parental Choice Transfers are approved subject to available space, which is dependent on projected enrollment, and NISD Board Policy, and when approved are permitted for the level of schooling (i.e. all elementary, middle school, or high school years). Parental Choice Transfers are processed through the Department of Pupil Personnel.