Choose your school

Choice of School open for grades 1-12

Students entering grades 1-12 can make their top three campus selections starting January 3. The Choice of School window closes on February 20.

Families can complete their Choice of School form through Skyward Family Access.

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Haven't enrolled yet?

Students who are new to GISD will complete the Choice of School form as part of the enrollment process.

In most districts, attendance zones determine where students will attend school. Our Choice of School program allows parents to select the campus they want their children to attend for the next school year, whether it's down the street or across town.

There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting the best option for your child. We’ve gathered some resources below to help you with this important decision.

icon with schoolhouseChoice of School process

You will make an initial choice as part of the enrollment process and then again when changing school levels, such as moving from elementary to middle school. You also have the opportunity to change each year, if desired, during the Choice of School periods each spring.

See the Choice of School page for more details.

Haven't enrolled yet? See the enrollment page to get started.

Choice of School Periods for 2022-2023 School Year

  • Grades 1-12: Jan. 3, 2022-Feb. 20, 2022
  • Prekindergarten and Kindergarten: March 21, 2022- May 4, 2022

icon with magnetMagnet programs

Many of our schools also offer selective magnet programs that provide specialized
instruction and intensive focus in a specific area.
 Each program has unique criteria and a magnet application and acceptance is required to participate.

See magnet programs for more information.

icon with schoolhouseExplore our schools

View the school profile pages to learn about specific program offerings, standardized dress and more.


icon with busTransportation

Each school has a designated transportation-eligible zone. Students who live in that zone may be eligible for bus transportation. The transportation-eligible zone, which typically begins about two miles from the school, may vary somewhat from year to year.

Explore the district Transportation Maps for the current school year (2021-2022).

  • The Bus Eligibility tab shows which schools may provide transportation based on your address. Remember that transportation to magnet program schools is only provided for students that are accepted into the magnet program.

  • The Closest School(s) tab shows which schools are closest to your home.

  • See the transportation eligibility area for each school. The Transportation Maps system also allows you to overlay the map with a layer that displays the bus transportation eligibility area for each school you are interested in.

Transportation Maps for the upcoming school year (2022-2023)

icon with satchel and toolsCareer and Technical Education (CTE) programs

From animation to automotive technology, culinary to cosmetology and horticulture to health sciences, we offer hundreds of Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses. This allows students to explore career interests and gain employable skills. They can also earn certifications and licensing to be able to start a career or earn additional college credit upon graduation.