Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What is the McKinney-Vento Act?

  • What if my student is not up to date on immunizations?

  • What if I do not have my student’s academic records from the previous school?

  • I am a foster parent. Can students in foster care enroll?

  • What is the Determination of a Residence of a Minor (DRM)?

  • We live with someone else and do not have our name on a residence document. What document can we provide instead?

  • Do I need an email address to enroll?

  • What if I do not have a valid driver’s license? What other types of parent identification can be used if I do not have the ones listed?

  • How do I find my zoned school?

  • What is a capped grade/program?

  • What do I do if my neighborhood school or grade level is capped?

  • What vaccinations are required to enroll?

  • What documents are required to enroll?

  • How do I fill out the student verification form?

  • I am new to HISD. How do I start enrollment?

  • I am new to the district. How do I enroll in a school that is not my neighborhood school?

  • Who can I contact with enrollment questions?

  • How do I get transportation for my child?

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