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SCHOOL CHOICE IN SAISD

We are committed to growing the number of next-generation school options to ensure that all students graduate well-prepared for success in college and career. Families have the opportunity to choose from a variety of unique schools and programs designed to best fit the individual interests of their child. Regardless of their academic abilities or where they live, students can apply to an SAISD Choice School or Program.

An application is required to gain admission into these schools/programs. We will begin accepting applications for lottery and non-lottery grades on Nov. 26, 2018 for the 2019-20 school year.

HOW TO APPLY

Online

Takes less than 5 minutes!

Apply online today

Click here to begin.

Phone

(210) 554-2660

Available M-F

Our friendly staff are ready to help.

In-Person

Visit any Choice School or Program!

Submit paper applications to

1931 E. Houston St., 78202

SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN SCHOOL CHOICE

Choice Schools or Programs are specialized offerings typically showcasing a model around which all teaching and learning happens, such as a STEM, Dual Language, International Baccalaureate, or a Montessori model. These can be neighborhood schools, schools without an attendance zone, or even a program within a school. Curious? Check out the participating schools below.

full list of schools

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

Nov. 26, 2018 - Feb. 8, 2019
Apply for 2019-20
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SAISD School Choice Timeline

2018
November 1, 2018

Parent Information Session | 5-6 PM

Learn more about SAISD's Choice Schools & Programs! In this session families will learn about the application, selection and waitlist process. This session will be held at the Pickett Family Center located at 1931 E. Houston St., 78202.
November 26, 2018

Application window opens

First day to submit an application to a Choice School or Program. Apply online at www.saisd.net/apply.
December 1, 2018

Experience SAISD Districtwide School Showcase | 10 AM – 2 PM

This event is designed to connect families with school options and resources for their children. Join us for a day filled with family fun, and explore extracurricular and academic programs for students in grades PK-12.

This event will be held at the Freeman Expo Hall located at 3201 E. Houston St., 78219. This event is FREE for all families. Parking and transportation will be available at no cost. For more info., call (210) 554-2660.
December 5, 2018

Parent Information Session | 5-6 PM

Learn more about SAISD's Choice Schools & Programs! In this session families will learn about the application, selection and waitlist process. This session will be held at the Cooper Learning Center located at 1700 Tampico St, San Antonio, TX 78207.
2019
January 26, 2019

Parent Information Session | 9-10 AM

Learn more about SAISD's Choice Schools & Programs! In this session families will learn about the application, selection and waitlist process. This session will be held at the Burnet Learning Center located at 406 Barrera St, San Antonio, TX 78210.
January 28, 2019

School Tour Week | Jan. 26 – Feb. 2, 2019

Want a sneak peek at what it's like at one of our Choice Schools or Programs? During this week, schools will host visitor tours and student shadows for interested families. Tour schedule and hours may vary by campus. Please contact the school prior to visiting for more information.
February 8, 2019

Application window closes

Applicants must submit their applications no later than Feb. 8, 2019 to be considered for a lottery. Applications received after the deadline will be added to the respective school's waitlist.
February 18, 2019

Offers Announced | Week of Feb. 18

Applicants will receive notice of their status via email, text and mail beginning the week of Feb. 18, 2019. All students who submitted an application before the deadline will be notified by Feb. 22, 2019.

There are two types of offers an applicant may receive: waitlist and accepted.
March 8, 2019

Deadline to Accept Offer

Students that receive an offer to a Choice School or Program, must accept their seat by March 8, 2019. Otherwise, the seat will be forfeited to a student on the waitlist if no action is taken.

Applicants on the waitlist should take no action at this time.

CONTACT US

ACCESS & ENROLLMENT SERVICES

(210) 554-2660

(210) 309-3259

enroll@saisd.net