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, all Bexar County students can apply to an SAISD Choice School or Program.

An application is required to gain admission into these schools/programs. The Round 1 application window for lotteries is November 9, 2020 through January 29, 2021. 

Click here to view all Choice Schools & Programs.

HOW TO APPLY

Online

Takes less than 5 minutes!

Apply online

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

The Round 1 application window opens Monday, November 9, 2020.
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SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN SCHOOL CHOICE

Choice Schools & Programs are specialized offerings typically showcasing a model around which all teaching and learning happens, such as a S.T.E.M., Dual Language, International Baccalaureate, or Montessori model. These can be neighborhood schools, schools without an attendance zone, or even a program within a school. Curious? Click here to view all Choice Schools & Programs.

SAISD School Choice Timeline

2020
October 20, 2020

Live Q&A Session #1 | 5-6 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live from 5-6 PM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

November 4, 2020

Live Q&A Session #2 | 5-6 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live from 5-6 PM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

November 9, 2020

Application window opens for Round 1

First day to submit an application to Choice Schools & Programs for the 2021-22 school year. Apply online at www.saisd.net/apply or by phone at (210)554-2660 starting November 9.

 

See the list of all Choice Schools & Programs here.

December 7, 2020

Experience SAISD 4.0 | Virtual Launch

Starting Dec. 7, families from all over Bexar County are invited to visit the Experience SAISD 4.0 website to connect with all the schools, programs, clubs, and resources that San Antonio ISD has to offer! In our fourth annual event, discover what’s unique about each of our 90+ schools, including over 40 Choice Schools and Programs!

 

This event is virtual and free for all families.

December 14, 2020

School Virtual Tour Week | Dec. 14-18

Want a sneak peek at what it’s like at one of our Choice Schools or Programs? During this week, schools will host virtual tours and information sessions for interested families.

 

Virtual tour schedule and hours vary by campus. Please contact the school for more information.

December 16, 2020

Live Q&A Session #3 | 5-6 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live from 5-6 PM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

2021
January 11, 2021

Experience SAISD 4.0 | Enrollment Guide

The 2021-22 SAISD Enrollment Guide is published and made available for families from all over Bexar County to explore. Visit the Experience SAISD 4.0 website (coming in December) to connect with all the schools, programs, clubs, and resources that San Antonio ISD has to offer. Discover what’s unique about each of our 90+ schools, including over 40 Choice Schools and Programs!

January 21, 2021

Live Q&A Session #4 | 5-6 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live from 5-6 PM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

January 29, 2021

Application window closes for Round 1

Applicants must submit their applications no later than January 29, 2021 to participate in the Round 1 lottery.

 

Families may still apply for select schools and grades after this deadline.

February 10, 2021

Round 1 Offers Announced | Feb 10

Applicants will receive notice of their status via email, text, and a mailed letter beginning Wednesday, February 10, 2021. All applicants who submitted an application before the close of the Round 1 application window will be notified by Feb. 16, 2020.

 

There are two offer statuses an applicant may receive: Offer or Waitlist

February 16, 2021

Live Q&A Session #5 | 5-6 PM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live from 5-6 PM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

February 26, 2021

Deadline to Accept Round 1 Offer | Feb 26

Applicants who receive a Round 1 offer to a Choice School or Program must accept their seat by February 26, 2021. if no action is taken, the seat will be forfeited to an applicant on the waitlist.

 

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

March 1, 2021

Registration Opens

Window opens for all students to register/re-enroll for the 2021-22 school year.

 

Beginning March 1, families may register online in Frontline, at the school, or by phone at (210)554-2660 during business hours (Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM). Se habla español.

March 1, 2021

Offers from Waitlists Announced | beginning Mar 1

Waitlists are cleared and offers are announced on an ongoing basis until seats are filled. Waitlisted applicants typically have 2 business days from notification date to accept an offer.

March 24, 2021

Application window opens for Round 2

Submit an application for select Choice Schools & Programs that still have seats available for the 2021-22 school year. Apply online at www.saisd.net/apply or by phone at (210)554-2660.

March 27, 2021

Live Q&A Session #6 | 10-11 AM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live from 10-11 AM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

April 16, 2021

Application window closes for Round 2

Applicants must submit their applications no later than April 16, 2021 to participate in the Round 2 lottery.

 

Families may still apply for select schools and grades after this deadline.

April 28, 2021

Round 2 Offers Announced | beginning Apr 28

Round 2 applicants will receive notice of their status via email and/or text beginning Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

 

There are two offer statuses an applicant may receive: Offer or Waitlist

May 4, 2021

Live Q&A Session #7 | 10-11 AM

Ask a question about Choice Schools & Programs! Tune in live from 10-11 AM on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page or watch the replay anytime.

June 17, 2021

Acceptance Deadline for Varsity UIL | Jun 17

Acceptance deadline for high school students wishing to participate in varsity UIL activities at their campus for the upcoming school year

CONTACT US

(210) 554-2660

(210) 309-3259

choice@saisd.net