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General

  • How will I get more information about the programs and application process?

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    Visit fwisd.org/choice (Choices Catalog, Choice Application, FAQ)

    Virtual Open House – Schedule is available on the Gold Seal page.

    Email the specific campus of interest using the email address found with campus information in the Choices Catalog. For high schools contact the Post-Secondary Success Specialist and for Elementary and Middle Schools contact the staff member identified in the catalog.

    Use the Let’s Talk link located on the district website or on the Gold Seal page.

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  • What do I need to do to begin the online application?

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    You will need a working email address, the student's date of birth, and FWISD ID#. The Choices Application can be accessed at fwisd.org/choice.


    The email address should be a family email address that is checked regularly. It cannot be a student’s FWISD email address (stu.org) email address assigned to them by the district. 

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  • May we apply if we live in another school district?

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    You may apply; however, all Fort Worth ISD applicants will be given the opportunity to fill the spots first. Students currently not enrolled in a FWISD school will have the option to complete an on-line application.  Out of district applicants will need a working email address and then will follow the instructions that appear under the ID#/Birthdate page of the online application.

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  • Where will my child go if not selected during the lottery?

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    They will report to their home school.

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  • When will the application process begin and end?

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    The applications will be available online from November 5 – December 12, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

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  • Will transportation be provided?

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    Yes, transportation will be provided for in-district students if the program is not offered at the home school. Families must complete and submit a Transportation Request Form provided at the POC/SOC registration. A centralized stop location will be considered for all students outside the two-mile radius of the current stop.

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  • What if I need help with the application?

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    Email the campus contact provided in the Choices Catalog.  For high schools contact the Post-Secondary Success Specialist and for Elementary and Middle Schools contact the staff member identified in the catalog.

    Call the school of interest

    Email or call your current campus counselor

    Use the Let’s Talk link

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Application

  • Where can I get a Choice application?

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    The online application can be accessed on the District website. All you need to start the process is a working email address, the student's date of birth, and FWISD ID#.

    The email address should be a family email address that is checked regularly. It cannot be a student’s FWISD email address (stu.org) email address assigned to them by the district. 

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  • What is my child’s local ID#?

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    This is a number used to track student information.  It is located on your child’s report card.  You can also ask your child, this is also known as their “lunch number”. Kindergartners will not have this available unless they have been enrolled in a Fort Worth ISD Pre-Kindergarten but will be assigned the number upon enrollment. *Students currently not enrolled in a FWISD school will have the option to complete an on-line application.  Follow the instructions that appear under the ID#/Birthdate page of the online application.

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  • Will a certain Internet browser be required to submit an online application?

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    It may be helpful to have the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or Safari.  Also, you may need to download the latest version of Acrobat Reader.  

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  • Why is the online application not allowing me to proceed if the physical address is blank?

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    The Choice online application uses the physical address to establish residency in the District. In the case where there is no home address information or the physical address is incorrect in the student system, the parent must submit verification of address to the student’s current campus data clerk. The online Application already displays the following message when the home address is blank: “If the home or mailing address is not correct or blank, please go to your child's school and ensure the campus staff updates your information.” This symbol indicates fields that are required.

    Do not go to the next page of the application until the correct address appears for Physical Address.  Once the application is completed, the address cannot be changed.

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  • Where do I need to update my address information?

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    In the case where there is no home address information in the Choice online application, the data clerk at the school will need to make sure the home address is selected as the physical address in Focus, the student information system. Please be prepared to show proof of residence. The Choice Programming office cannot make address changes.

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  • I made the address change at the school. How long do I need to wait to apply online?

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    Follow up with the campus to verify the address change has been made. It may take 2-3 days.

    Do not go to the next page of the application until the correct address appears for Physical Address.  Once the application is completed, the address cannot be changed.

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  • Once I submit the online application, what should I do with the confirmation number?

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    Please either print the confirmation page or write the confirmation number down and keep for your records.

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  • Can I make changes to the online application after it's submitted?

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    Yes, you may make changes to the online application after it has been submitted but prior to the December 12, 2021 application deadline. To change the application, parents will need the following information: 


    - Programs of Choice Registration page email and password
    - Parents with current FWISD students: date of birth, student ID number
    - For all other applications: confirmation number
    - It is important to follow this process to make changes. Starting or submitting a new application will create a duplicate application that will affect lottery assignment.

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  • What if I need help with the application?

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    You can get assistance at your child's school with the counselor, the campus contact for your campus of interest, or Let’s Talk link.

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Elementary & Middle

High School

  • Does every ninth grader need to apply for Gold Seal Programs of Choice?

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    If you are interested in in participating in one of the Gold Seal Programs of Choice and are an incoming 9th grader, you must apply. Even if you live in the attendance zone for the school where the program is located, you must apply or your space will be filled by other applicants. All Gold Seal Programs and Schools of Choice students are assigned through the Choices application and lottery system.

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  • How many programs can I apply for?

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    A student may apply for no more than three programs. Selections need to be marked in numerical order of preference.

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  • What must be completed to be eligible for a Choice program or school?

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    Only online application must be submitted by the deadline with the exception of the following schools, which require additional steps:

    -Arlington Heights High School- Dance : Audition 
    -Young Women’s Leadership Academy : Contact the campus
    -I.M. Terrell Academy: VPA: Audition/ Art Portfolio, VPA Information Sheet

     All Auditions will be scheduled by the parent through the profile page after the December 12, 2021 deadline.

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