Return to Headlines

Open Transfer and Public Education Grant (PEG)

Students who are enrolled in schools that have been rated as low-performing by the Texas Education Agency in any of the last three years, or in which more than half of the students failed the STAAR for two of any three consecutive years, may transfer to another school or another district of their choice pending there is room at the campus requested. Parents of these students will have received a letter notifying them of the campus PEG status by February 1st.  If you are not sure of your campus’ status, please contact your campus principal.

Provided that a school or grade level has not reached capacity, an Open Transfer request shall be considered and granted based on applicant criteria including: resident sibling attendance, resident District employment, resident of the District but residing outside the attendance area, and non-resident students.  

If you have any questions, please contact Elementary School Leadership at 817-814-2310 or Secondary School Leadership at 817-814-2350.

Grade Levels Served
Kindergarten through grade 12

Exempted Schools due to Lottery Process
Transfers are not allowed at the following campuses:

Riverside ALC                   K-5
Alice Carlson ALC              K-5

Elementary/ Middle
Daggett Montessori           K-8
Como Montessori              K-8

Middle School
Applied Learning Academy       6- 8

Middle/High School               
World Language Institutes       6-12
Young Men’s Leadership          6-12
Young Women’s Leadership     6-12

High School
Trimble Tech High School                       9-12
Early College High Schools                     9-12
Marine Creek Collegiate                         9 -12
Tarrant County College South                 9-12
Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences   9-12

Exempted Due to Capacity
Amon Carter-Riverside High School
Arlington Heights High School
Benbrook Middle/High School
Paschal High School
South Hills High School

Selection Process - Secondary

  1. Parents of PEG eligible FWISD students will be notified by February 1st.
  2. Parents wishing to transfer for reasons other than PEG, may make their applications during the March window, as well.
  3. Secondary parents will submit a transfer application to the requested school between March 1st and March 31st
  4. Up to three applications may be made during the March timeframe.
  5. Parents will obtain a transfer form from their home campus, have the home campus principal sign it, and provide the signed transfer to the school they wish to attend.
  6. All parents will be notified of their child’s transfer status (accepted or denied) by April 15th.


Selection Process - Elementary

  1. Parent contacts receiving school to make transfer request and to determine if space is available.
  2. Receiving Principal looks at all transfer requests and accepts/denies request transfer based on space available and the priority order.
  3. If transfer is accepted, the receiving Principal signs the transfer form. The parent takes the signed transfer form to the home school for approval and withdrawal of the student.

Acceptance Timeline

  • Secondary – March 1st through March 31st
  • Elementary – February 1st until the last two weeks of school.





Must a district accept all students who request transfers under the PEG program?

No, but districts must follow the same policies they follow for evaluating non-PEG transfer requests.

Can students transfer before the beginning of the upcoming school year?

No, the list refers to the upcoming school year. PEG-funded transfers are not allowed until registration for the new school year begins.

Can a student transfer from one PEG-listed campus to another PEG-listed campus under the PEG program?

No, under the PEG program criteria, a student may not transfer from one PEG-identified campus to another PEG-identified campus under the PEG program. However, district-to-district transfers exist outside of the PEG program and can begin, end, or continue regardless of the PEG status of the schools.

Are districts responsible for providing transportation for students if they transfer to a school in another district?

No, districts are not required to provide transportation for students who transfer to another district under the PEG program.

My child attends school in a district that is rated Improvement Required. Her school is rated Met Standard. Can I still request a PEG transfer?

No, PEG transfers are specifically for schools with the Improvement Required rating. District ratings are not a consideration.