A student applying for an Open Enrollment transfer is required to meet all of the following criteria:
The student must have 95% attendance for the previous semester and the last six weeks.
The student must have completed all classes for the last semester, and be passing all current classes.
The student must have passed all portions of their latest state-mandated test and/or assessment exam.
Space must be available at the requested campus, grade level, or program.
If an Open Enrollment application is approved, the student accepts the seat, and becomes seated on a campus, the campus principal may review the Open Enrollment application at any time to ensure that all eligibility criteria have been met.
Home School, Private School, or Non-Accredited School student eligibility criteria:
Satisfactory scores on standardized achievement tests at the 60th percentile or above.
Successful achievement on District-administrated academic test(s).
Factors that determine if a campus can accept Open Enrollment students may include:
Current program or campus enrollment
Paraprofessional staff allocations
If a student meets the eligibility criteria listed above and campus criteria is met, one or more of the following exceptions may be applicable:
The student is a current student at the campus in which they are applying.
The student is the child of a full-time Birdville ISD employee. An in-district transfer may be requested with approval being based upon the eligibility and campus criteria listed above being met.
The student is requesting a transfer to a campus outside of their attendance zone where an older sibling attends. The older sibling must be on the campus during the initial enrollment year and must meet all of the eligibility criteria listed above as well.
A student who moves outside of the District during the course of a grading period may be permitted to continue at their current campus for the remainder of the six-week grading period. Before the end of the grading period, parents/guardians may apply for Open Enrollment if the student meets the eligibility criteria and the campus criteria requirements are met. If the Open Enrollment application is approved, the student may remain at the campus as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.
Potential Reasons For DENIAL
Record of poor attendance
Late arrivals or pick-ups
Failing state-mandated test(s)
If the application is for the purpose of participating in athletics at receiving campus
Falsification of information
Failure to meet eligibility criteria for transfer
Decreased campus staffing
Elementary projection exceeds 20 per class for kindergarten through fourth grades
Elementary projection exceeds 22 per class forfifth grade
Student projections reach 95% of campus/program capacity
If any criteria is not met after being granted Open Enrollment and seated at the campus
Choose Birdville Application
The 2021-22 Open Enrollment Application will be available in February 2021.