Student Transfer Information

  • Thank you for your interest in Galena Park ISD's student transfer program.  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. 

    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 Transfer ApplicationThe link will be available on Monday, July 16.

     

    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 a 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

    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
    • CTE Early College High School (Transfers are not accepted for Early College High 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.

    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)