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

CHOICE SCHOOLS/PROGRAMS WITH SEATS AVAILABLE FOR 2019-20

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SAISD School Choice Timeline

2020
January 28, 2020

Rodriguez Information & Application Workshop #3 | 5-7 PM

Rodriguez Montessori Elementary School is hosting an Information & Application Workshop. This is the third of three sessions where families can get assistance completing an application while learning more about the school (English and Spanish). Location: Rodriguez school library, 3626 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., 78207.

January 31, 2020

Application window closes

Applicants must submit their applications no later than January 31, 2020 to participate in the lottery. Families may still apply for Choice Schools & Programs after this deadline to be added to a waitlist.

February 6, 2020

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.

Families may still apply for Choice Schools & Programs after the January 31 deadline to be added to a waitlist.

This session will be held at the Pickett Academy cafeteria, located at 1931 E. Houston St., 78202.

Click here to learn more.

February 12, 2020

Offers Announced | February 12

Applicants will receive notice of their status via email, text and mail beginning Wednesday, February 12, 2020. All students who submitted an application before the deadline will be notified by Feb. 18, 2020.

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

February 20, 2020

Parent Information Session (ft. Rodriguez Montessori) | 5-6 PM

Learn more about SAISD’s Choice Schools & Programs! In this session families will learn about the application, selection, and waitlist process. Representatives from Rodriguez Montessori Elementary will also give details about the new school opening in August 2020.

Families may still apply for Choice Schools & Programs after the January 31 deadline to be added to a waitlist.

This session will be held at Rodriguez Montessori Elementary, located at 3626 W. César E. Chavez Blvd., 78207.

Click here to learn more about the Rodriguez Montessori Elementary opening.

February 28, 2020

Deadline to Accept Offer

Students who receive an offer to a Choice School or Program must accept their seat by February 28, 2020. if no action is taken, the seat will be forfeited to a student on the waitlist.

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

March 2, 2020

Registration Opens

Window opens for all students to register/re-enroll for the 2020-21 school year. Beginning March 2, families may register online at saisdenroll.schoolmint.net or by phone at (210) 554-2660 during business hours.

March 3, 2020

Offers from Waitlists Announced | beginning March 3

Waitlists are cleared and offers are announced to Round 1 applicants on an ongoing basis until seats are filled. Waitlisted applicants typically have 2 business days from notification date to accept an offer.

March 26, 2020

Round 2 Application Window Opens

Second opportunity to submit an application for select Choice Schools/Programs that still have seats available for 2020-21. Apply online at www.saisd.net/apply.

March 28, 2020

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 cafeteria, located at 406 Barrera St., San Antonio, TX 78210.

Click here to learn more.

CONTACT US

ACCESS & ENROLLMENT SERVICES

(210) 554-2660

(210) 309-3259

enroll@saisd.net

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  • Accepting applications for incoming 9th graders for the 2019-20 school year.