2021-2022 Brand New Student Enrollment

  • Welcome to the BISD Family!

     Who Are Brand New Students?

    Brand New Students are children who have never been enrolled in any BISD campus before. 

    How Do 'Brand New' Students Complete Enrollment/Registration? 

    Brand new students will enroll via the Google Form Online Registration Portal. To get started, families must have an active email account, must know their student's zoned campus and have required documents available to upload into the application. Once the online application is submitted, the campus will contact the parent/guardian for document review and discuss any next steps to finalize the student's enrollment.

    Do You Already Know Your Child's Zoned School, Have Your Documents and Are Ready to Register?

    Click here if you are ready to begin new student registration or continue reading below for step-by-step instructions.

    Step-by-Step registration instructions for brand new students:

    • Step 1: Review eligibility requirements:
      • Headstart PreK3 - student must be three (3) years old on or before Sept. 1 of the enrolling school year AND meet additional federal/state criteria. Click here for criteria.

      • PreK4 - student must be four (4) years old on or before Sept. 1 of the enrolling school year AND meet additional state criteria. Review other criteria here: English     Español

      • Kindergarten* - student must be five (5) years old on or before Sept. 1 of the enrolling school year. 

      • Grade 1* - student must be six (6) years old on or before Sept. 1 of the enrolling school year.

      • Grades 2-12* - admission to grades 2-12 is based on age, previous academic history, and/or the student's documented readiness to perform successfully at the assigned grade level. 

        *Note:  In limited and specific circumstances, a student may be eligible for early or delayed entrance into a particular grade level.   
    • Step 2: Gather all documents necessary to complete the enrollment process. Documents can be saved to the computer/mobile device and conveniently uploaded during the online registration process. (Note: Families who have lost permanent housing or students in foster or kinship care, may be eligible for enrollment without certain documents.) 
      • __Parent/guardian photo identification (driver's license, passport, alien registration card, military ID, other government ID)

      • __Child's original, certified birth certificate or other legal identification

      • __Child's social security card (preferred, but not required)

      • __Child's current immunization record signed by physician or certified immunization exemption records

      • __Two (2) proofs of residency: Lease, Mortgage, or Rental Agreement AND current utility bill (no disconnect notices accepted) or other official correspondence from city, county, state or federal agency (Note: If the parent/guardian is unable to establish residency due to loss of permanent housing or other shared living arrangments, please contact the enrolling campus or the Student Services Department @ 409-617-5109 for further assistance.)

      • __Recent academic record, withdrawal form, report card, or transcript, if previously enrolled in school (if available)

      • __For PreK3 & PreK4 Only - Proof of income may be required to determine eligibility, including two (2) current, consecutive paychecks or a copy of your current Notice of Eligibilty for SNAP or TANF.               Review other criteria here: English     Español

    • Step 3: Locate the child's zoned campus. 
      • If you don't know your child's school, you can use our School Locator tool that aligns to the district's current transportation routes. Note: Because transportation routes and zoning are subject to change, the results of using this tool are for general informational purposes only. Final student enrollment to a particular campus is determined by school officials in accordance with district policies related to evidence of proof of residency and/or placement in special programs. You may also contact the Student Services Department at 409.617.5109 for assistance.
    • Step 4: Click the link, here, that corresponds to your student's zoned campus. Follow the instructions to complete the applications and upload any documents.
      • Note: Please schedule a time to complete the registration in one sitting as information does not save if you exit the application prior to submitting it. 

    • Step 4: Document Review & Finalizing Student Enrollment

      • The registration information submitted in the Google Form Portal only begins the student enrollment process but does not constitute actual enrollment into any program or agreement of educational services provided by BISD.  It is important to understand, a student's eligibility cannot be determined until all information and required documents are received and verified.

      • Campus staff will review all information/documents submitted to evaluate a student's eligibility, verify residency and grade placement. This initial review may take up to 48 hours during the regular school year. Campuses are closed for parts of June and July and school staff are not on duty at that time. As such, a delayed and extended amount of time for review can be expected for registrations submitted during these summer months and during peak back-to-school time.

      • Parents/guardians will be contacted via the email address and/or phone number provided on the student's registration form for any next steps to finalize the student's enrollment. Completion of additional forms and paperwork may also be necessary to finalize the student's enrollment so that the student can begin classes.

    Still have questions? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions section.