Dallas ISD Office of Transformation and Innovation

Transformation Schools

  • Every child deserves a best-fit school that taps into their individual interests, learning styles, and aspirations. A best-fit school allows educators to more deeply and meaningfully engage with students intellectually. 

    Transformation Schools offer specialized academic programming, similar to Magnet Schools but do not have any academic entry requirements. They are created as brand, new schools that showcase a single, school-wide "anchor model" around which all teaching and learning happens, such as a Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (STEM) model, a performing and visual arts model, or a Montessori model.

    Transformation Schools are open enrollment for all students, and there are no attendance boundaries. Students who apply are selected to attend through a blind, randomized lottery. Transportation will be provided within DISD boundaries.

    The Office of Transformation & Innovation also faciliates the creation of Innovation Schools for existing neighborhood schools that wish to redesign their school-wide "anchor model". Innovation Schools stay at their current campus, maintain their school identity, and keep their traditional attendance boundaries.