• How to Enroll

To register and enroll your child in the school that he or she is zoned to attend, you will need the following:

  • The child’s birth certificate or other proof of age and identity;
  • Proof of your identity and residential address (driver’s license and utility bill); and
  • A record of your child’s current immunizations signed by a doctor.
Your child may be eligible to enroll provisionally if the required immunization process has begun. Texas law requires that a child must be enrolled by the child’s parent or guardian or another person with legal control of the child under a court order. It also requires the district to record the name, address, and date of birth of the person enrolling the student.

NOTE: Prekindergarten families must first apply for a seat through the School Choice office at www.ChooseHISD.org.

Enroll for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

  • Which School Should My Child Attend?

  • Where and When to Enroll

  • Documents Required for Enrollment

  • Required Immunizations

  • Enrollment Eligibility & Transfers

Why Choose HISD

  • modern schools

    Most modern school buildings in the U.S.

    Today’s modern scholars need a modern learning environment so they can develop the skills they need to succeed in today’s competitive workforce. As part of the 2012 bond program, HISD is building award-winning campuses that integrate innovative strategies with design to boost student achievement.


    Specialized support for first-generation college students

    EMERGE-HISD connects high-performing students from underserved backgrounds to top-tier institutions that will offer them the least financial burden and the greatest support. The program provide students and families with knowledge and access to opportunities that will empower them to make the most informed decisions and reach their full potential.

  • Pre-K

    FREE full-day pre-k

    HISD offers full-day pre-K to all eligible children to help our youngest learners build strong foundations of learning. We have more than 150 elementary campuses and 8 Early Childhood Centers (ECC) that include optional bilingual and Montessori programs. Tuition-based pre-K is also available for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements to attend for free.

  • Every Community Every School

    Specialty schools in STEM, Fine Arts, Medicine, Montessori, and more

    The Houston Independent School District offers a robust portfolio of schools that allows families to choose the school that best meets their child’s academic needs and interests, from pre-K to graduation. Choice programs at campuses include:

    • STEM and STEAM
    • Montessori
    • International Baccalaureate
    • International Specialty Schools
    • Fine Arts
    • Language Immersion
    • Dual Language
    • Vanguard
    • Pre-K
    • Single Gender College Preparatory
    • Early College High Schools
    • Futures Academies
  • HISD Wraparound Services

    Resources and social services to support the whole child

    HISD's Wraparound Services department is connecting schools to non-academic supports and community resources to improve the well-being and academic achievement of all students. Wraparound services address challenges that can have adverse effects on a student’s readiness and ability to learn. When provided in tandem with strong academics and high-quality teaching, schools can truly meet the needs of the whole child.

  • Most modern schools

    Expanding access to fine arts

    HISD views every student as an emerging artist. The arts are vital to the development of the whole child and hold a significant role in the development of critical thinking, responsible decision making, and cultural awareness. HISD’s K-12 Fine Arts Department is working to expand fine arts program across the district to ensure all students can develop emotionally and socially through the arts.