GISD gears up for Choice of School
In Garland ISD, families have the unique opportunity to attend any district campus. Annual Choice of School periods invite families to make selections for the next year. Secondary Choice of School for 2016-17 begins Jan. 28 and ends Feb. 26. The Elementary Choice period runs from March 17-April15.
Families should make first, second and third-choice selections via Skyward Family Access. Paper forms will also be sent home with all students, except those participating in the magnet process. Brand-new students to GISD can enroll during these times by visiting the Manuel and Maria Valle Student Services Center, located at 720 Stadium Drive, Garland 75043.
Students who apply for a magnet program do not need to participate during Choice of School periods. Their applications will be reviewed and paper choice forms will be distributed as necessary.
Wondering about transportation eligibility? Find a list of campuses for your address using the 2015-16 School Information Locator. Transportation routes for approximately 150 students living in central Garland will be changed beginning in 2016-17. They will now receive transportation to campuses closer to home, replacing previous routes to Abbett, Armstrong, Herfurth and Liberty Grove elementary schools. An updated 2016-17 School Information Locator will be released mid-January.
Every year, GISD successfully places 95 percent of students in their first choice campuses.
Information provided by Garland ISD.