General Information

  • WHO APPLIES

      1. All students wanting to participate in a Program of Choice or School of Choice must apply, even if the program or school is at the student’s home school campus.

      2. Interested students must also apply to Programs and Schools of Choice when transitioning from one campus to another (example: elementary to middle; middle to high). This includes, but is not limited to, students at elementary Applied Learning Centers who want to attend the Applied Learning Academy and TABS Prep students wishing to continue at TABS High School. 

    Note: Students who transferred to their current school are not considered part of the feeder school pattern for that campus. They return to their attendance zone feeder school during the application and selection process. For example, if a student whose home school is Monnig Middle School transfers to McLean Middle School, Paschal High School does NOT become the student’s home high school. If wanting to attend Paschal, the student MUST APPLY to a Paschal Program of Choice.

    The application deadline is December 1, 2017, at 5 p.m.

    TO APPLY

    For your convenience, apply online at www.fwisd.org/choice, or complete the paper application available from the website above or the Choices Expo. Complete an online OR paper application--not both. However, if you have more than one child, an application must be filled out for each child applying for a Program of Choice or School of Choice. Falsifying information on the Choices application will invalidate it, and the student’s application will be excluded from the selection process.

    For paper applications, mail or bring completed applications to:

    Fort Worth Independent School District
    AAIL Department
    100 N. University Dr., Ste. NE 243
    Fort Worth, TX 76107

    DO NOT submit applications directly to the campuses.

    Elementary and middle school campus counselors may only assist with the collection of additional documents. AAIL will not be held responsible for documents or applications submitted to a campus.

    LOTTERY

    Admission is based on a computer-generated selection process. Parents and students will be notified via mail the week of February 5, 2018.

    Students will be given the following weighted ranking order during the lottery process as determined through Board Policy:

    Gold Seal Programs of Choice 
    (Including Como Montessori and Daggett Montessori)

    • Students living in the school’s attendance zone 
    • Siblings of resident students who are concurrently enrolled in the school’s Program of Choice 
    • Children of resident District employees 
    • Students living in the District but outside of the attendance zone 
    • Children of non-resident District employees 
    • Students living outside of the District 

    Gold Seal Schools of Choice
    (Not including Como Montessori and Daggett Montessori) 

    • Siblings of resident students who are concurrently enrolled in the school’s Program of Choice 
    • Children of resident District employees 
    • Students living in the District but outside of the attendance zone 
    • Children of non-resident District employees 
    • Students living outside of the District WAITING LIST

    WAITING LIST

    Students not selected will be placed on a waiting list for their first choice.

    TRANSFER POLICY

    A middle or high school student who withdraws from a School of Choice or Program of Choice will have to return to his/her home school. A student will not be allowed to remain enrolled at the Program of Choice campus unless the student resides in the boundaries of the school or applies and is approved for an
    Open Transfer.

    TRANSPORTATION

    • Transportation is provided to in-District students.
    • Elementary Schools of Choice (SOC) and Programs of Choice (POC) bus stop locations will be at elementary school campuses.
    • Middle school SOC and POC bus stop locations will be at middle school campuses.
    • High school SOC and POC bus stop locations will be at middle school campuses.
    • The Transportation Department will consider stop requests for locations greater than two miles from the designated home elementary/middle school campus. All additional stops will be based on the greatest concentration of students to be served in an area.

    Bus routes are determined by students’ home address only. Transportation is not provided for before or after school activities or extracurricular activities.

     

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