Dallas ISD Office of Transformation and Innovation
  • Application Process


    The application is open for the campuses and the grade levels listed below. Please use the corresponding link to apply. If a seat is available, you will be contacted directly by the campus staff.
    Transformation Choice School Application Process:

    1. Complete the online application.
    2. If you are a new student to Dallas ISD, email your proof of residency (lease, rental agreement, gas, water, electric bill) to choice@dallasisd.org
    3. Applicants are selected via the lottery process.

     

    Transformation Campus

    Grades Accepting Applications

    Application Link

    Montessori Academy at Onesimo Hernandez

    1, 2

    www.dallasisd.org/applyOTI

    Personalized Learning Preparatory at Sam Houston

    PK4, 1, 2, 3, 4

    www.dallasisd.org/applyOTI

    Solar Preparatory School for Boys at John F. Kennedy

    PK4, K, 1, 2

    www.dallasisd.org/applyOTI

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Arts Academy

    PK4, K, 1, 2

    Application Link

    Downtown Montessori at Ida B. Wells Academy

    PK3, PK4, K, 1, 2

    Application Link

    D. A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School

    6, 7

    Application Link

    New Tech High at B.F. Darrell

    9, 10

    Application Link

    City Lab High School

    9, 10, 11, 12

    Application Link

    Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship Academy at James W. Fannin

    9, 10

    Application Link

     

    Dallas ISD accepts applications for the following schools:

    Montessori Academy at Onesimo Hernandez

    • Montessori model
    • 5555 Maple Avenue, Dallas TX 75235
    • Accepting new Pre-K3 (NON Tuition Based and Tuition Based), Pre-K4 (NON Tuition Based and Tuition Based) Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 3rd grade students living within and outside Dallas ISD boundaries.
    • Dallas ISD boundaries

    Personalized Learning Prep at Sam Houston

    • Personalized Learning model
    • 2827 Throckmorton Street, Dallas TX 75219
    • Accepting new Pre-K4 (NON Tuition Based and Tuition Based), Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and 4th grade students living within and outside
    • Dallas ISD boundaries

    Solar Preparatory School for Boys at John F. Kennedy Learning Center

    • Single gender and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) model
    • 1802 Moser Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206
    • Accepting new Pre-K4 (NON Tuition Based and Tuition Based) Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade students living within and outside Dallas ISD boundaries

    Solar Preparatory School for Girls at James B. Bonham

    • Single gender and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) model
    • 2617 N. Henderson Avenue, Dallas TX 75206
    • Accepting new Pre-K4 (NON Tuition Based and Tuition Based), and Kindergarten students living within and outside Dallas ISD boundaries.

    Eduardo Mata Montessori School

    • Montessori model
    • 7420 La Vista Drive, Dallas TX 75214
    • Accepting new Pre-K3 (NON Tuition Based and Tuition Based), Pre-K4 (NON Tuition Based and Tuition Based) Kindergarten students living within Dallas ISD boundaries

    D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School

    • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) model
    • 9339 S. Polk Street, Dallas TX 75232
    • Accepting new 6th grade students living within and outside of Dallas ISD boundaries

    Ignite Middle School at J.W. Ray Learning Center

    • Personalized Learning model
    • 2211 Caddo Street, Dallas TX 75204
    • Accepting new 6th grade students living within and outside of Dallas ISD boundaries

    Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) at James W. Fannin

    • Personalized learning and Entrepreneurship model
    • 4800 Ross Avenue, Dallas TX 75204
    • Accepting new 9th and 10th grade students living within and outside Dallas ISD boundaries

    CityLab High School

    • Urban Planning, Architecture, and Community Development
    • 912 S. Ervay Street, Dallas TX 75201
    • Accepting new 9th and 10th grade students living within and outside Dallas ISD boundaries

    New Tech High School at B.F. Darrell

    • Technology and Project Based Learning
    • 4730 Lancaster Road, Dallas TX 75216
    • Accepting new 9th graders living within and outside of Dallas ISD boundaries

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Arts Academy

    • Visual and Performing Arts model
    • 1901 Main St., Dallas TX 75201
    • Accepting new Pre-K4 (NON Tuition Based and Tuition Based,) Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students living within and outside Dallas ISD boundaries.

    Downtown Montessori at Ida B. Wells Academy

    • Montessori model
    • 1901 Main St., Dallas TX 75201
    • Accepting new Pre-K3 (NON Tuition Based and Tuition Based), Pre-K4 (NON Tuition Based and Tuition Based,) Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students living within and outside Dallas ISD boundaries.

    Click here for frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers.

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    Transformation School Application Process Overview

    Step 1: Complete Application (Online and Paper)

    Step 2: Submit Proof of Residency for Non Dallas ISD Students

      1. Non-Dallas ISD students/residents: Proof of Residency must be submitted for the application to be complete
        • Parents/guardians need to provide ONE of the following to the Office of Transformation & Innovation: utility bill (gas, water, or electric) OR mortgage or lease agreement in parent/guardian’s name.
      2. Current Dallas ISD students/residents: Current students do not have to submit additional paperwork.
        • Dallas ISD will verify the address you have on file at your student's school matches the address listed on your Choice School application.
        • The Choice School application will not be entered into the lottery if the address at your student's school does not match the address listed on your Choice School application.

    How Do I Submit Proof of Residency?

      • Drop off paperwork to the Office of Transformation & Innovation: 9400 North Central Expressway (Suite 400)
      • Picture or scan copy emailed to choice@dallasisd.org
      • Please do not send pictures of any documents via text message. Instead, please use the choice@dallasisd.org email address

    Step 3: Receive Acceptance/Waitlist Status: Parents will be informed of their student's acceptance/waitlist status during the first week in March.

    Step 4: Confirm Acceptance of Seat: Parents must confirm acceptance of their student's seat during the last week in March.

    Step 5: Enroll Student in Transformation School: Parents must enroll their student at the accepting transformation school.


     

    Proceso de solicitud para Escuela de Transformación

    Paso 1: Llenar la solicitud (en línea)

    Paso 2: Presentar comprobante de domicilio para los estudiantes que actualmente no están matriculados en Dallas ISD

      1. Estudiantes que no residen dentro de los límites de Dallas ISD o que no están matriculados en el mismo: Para que la solicitud esté completa necesita presentar un comprobante de domicilio
        • Los padres o tutores legales necesitan proporcionar a la Oficina de Transformación e Innovación: UNO de los siguientes: recibo de gas, agua o electricidad, O hipoteca o contrato de alquiler a nombre del padre o tutor legal.
      2. Estudiantes que residen dentro de los límites de Dallas ISD y que están matriculados en el mismo: Los estudiantes que actualmente asisten a Dallas ISD no tienen que presentar documentación adicional.
        • Dallas ISD verificará el domicilio que tiene archivado en la escuela de su hijo con el de la solicitud de su escuela de opción.
        • La solicitud de la escuela de opción no participará en la lotería si el domicilio en la escuela de su hijo no coincide con la de su solicitud de la escuela de opción.

    ¿Cómo presento mi comprobante de domicilio?

    • Presentar en persona la documentación a la Oficina de Transformación e Innovación: 9400 North Central Expressway (Suite 400)
    • Enviar por correo electrónico una fotografía o copia escaneada a choice@dallasisd.org

    No envíe fotografías de ningún documento por mensaje de texto. En lugar de ello, use el correo electrónico choice@dallasisd.org

    Paso 3: Recibir estado de aceptación/lista de espera

    Paso 4: Confirmación de aceptación de lugar

    Paso 5: Fecha límite para matricular a un estudiante en la escuela de transformación