Student Transfer Information
Thank you for your interest in Galena Park ISD's 2023-24 student transfer process. We love that you've chosen us! Galena Park ISD welcomes students who do not reside in the district to apply. Student transfer applications are not available at this time. Please monitor this webpage for more information regarding transfers.
A completed application with attached attendance, tardy information and discipline for the current school year must be submitted online to be considered for a student transfer. Transportation to and from school is not provided for transfer students.
The online application process for New Open Enrollment and New Special Request Transfers is now closed for the 2023-2024 school year. Please monitor this webpage for more information regarding future application periods.
General Student Transfer Information
A parent/guardian may request a transfer to a campus other than the home campus in the attendance zone in which the student resides. Only one transfer request may be submitted online and granted per school year. Parents/guardians must complete and sign a Student Transfer Agreement included in the application process.
Student Transfers for Employees - Resident and Non-Resident
All full-time resident and nonresident Galena Park ISD employees may apply for a transfer for their child/children to a Galena Park ISD campus. One application must be submitted annually for each child. In addition, employees must sign and complete a Student Transfer Agreement included in the application process.
Special Request Transfers
A parent/guardian of a current Galena Park ISD student may submit a Special Request Student Transfer Application for their child/children to transfer from a zoned campus to a campus of choice. Special request transfers will only be considered during a designated enrollment period. Parents/guardians must complete and sign a Student Transfer Agreement included in the application process. Applications will be considered for the following: academics, safety and special programs.
Open Enrollment Transfers
Open Enrollment (OE) allows children who do not live within Galena Park ISD’s boundaries to apply for enrollment in Galena Park schools. Galena Park ISD offers an Open Enrollment (OE) Program that allows nonresident students in grades PK-12 to apply for enrollment. A nonresident student wishing to transfer into the District shall submit an online application during the designated timeframe.
In approving transfers, the Superintendent or designee shall consider availability of space and instructional staff, the student’s disciplinary history, and attendance/tardy records.
Annually, the district shall approve which campuses will be open or closed for transfers. Havard Elementary and Galena Park Elementary are closed campuses for the 2023-24 school year.
Transfers are not accepted for Early College High School.
All transfer students are expected to strictly abide by the District’s policies, rules, and terms outlined in the Student Transfer Agreement and any violation could result in the revocation of a student’s transfer. Transfers may also be revoked for a documented pattern of late arrivals, late pick-ups, and/or poor attendance. Parents of students who enroll on a student transfer are also responsible for transporting their children to and from school. All approved transfers expire at the end of the school year. An annual online application is required during the designated application timeline.
A parent/legal guardian who is not satisfied with a decision regarding a transfer request may appeal the decision by submitting a Student Transfer Appeal to the District Admissions Office. At the time of the request for appeal, the parent/guardian should also submit any supporting documentation. The District Transfer Committee will consider the appeal. Appeals must be submitted in writing no later than five (5) business days of the denial notification.
For more information about student transfers, contact the Student Admissions Department at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Admissions Department
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm (school year)
Monday through Thursday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm (summer hours)