Student Transfer Information

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE
    Transfers for the 2024-2025 school year are now closed.  The Student Admissions team is processing all received applications for the upcoming year.  Parents, you will receive an email notification once the application is processed.  All applications will be processed by 5/24/24.  Continue to check the website for any updates regarding transfers.

    Thank you for your interest in Galena Park ISD's student transfer process.  We love that you've chosen us!  Galena Park ISD welcomes students who do not reside in the district to apply.  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.  A valid email address is required.  

    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. 

    Information for the 2024-2025 School Year
    Below are the dates for the upcoming transfer windows.  Incomplete or incorrect transfers will be discarded.  Please carefully read through the transfer types and submit all required documentation during the designated dates.  Transfer links are under the flyer.

    2024-2025 Student Transfer Link
    This link is now closed.  Please monitor the website for updates and more information.  
    2023-2024 Student Transfers
    Please email student_admissions@galenaparkisd.com to receive the link for the current school year (only for extenuating circumstances).

    24-25 Transfer Dates

    Transfer Types

    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.

    Limited Open Enrollment Transfers
    Limited Open Enrollment (LOE) 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 Limited Open Enrollment (LOE) 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. 

    Closed Campuses
    Annually, the district shall approve which campuses will be open or closed for transfers.  
    Closed Campuses for the 2023-24 school year:

    • Havard Elementary
    • Galena Park Elementary
    • Woodland Acres Middle School

      Transfers are not accepted for Early College High School.

    Transfer requests to the following schools for the 2024-2025 school year will not be accepted, unless on the approved STEM/Fine Arts Academy list:

    • Havard Elementary School (Must be on the approved STEM list)
    • Galena Park Elementary School (Must be on the approved STEM list)
    • Pyburn Elementary School (Must be on the approved Fine Arts list)
    • Cimarron Elementary School (Must be on the approved Fine Arts list)
    • Woodland Acres Middle School

    Important Points
    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.

    Appeal Information
    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: student_admissions@galenaparkisd.com.

    Student Admissions Department
    832.386.1188

    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)