Students entering grades K-12 may apply to their school(s) of choice beginning in November. Applications for the initial application window will not be accepted after 11:59 PM, January 31. All applications submitted during the initial window will be considered equitably in each school’s lottery, so there is no benefit to submitting your application earlier rather than later.
Schools that do not fill their available seats after the initial application window may accept more K-12 applications through the Choose Dallas ISD system beginning in March. Applications received in this second application window will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students entering preK as 3 year olds and PreK as 4 year olds may apply to a few select magnet and transformation schools during the initial application window. If your PreK student is offered a seat and the seat is accepted at a magnet or transformation school, you will then need to register the student beginning in early April.
Students entering PreK at zoned, neighborhood school or at a PreK Partner Site will also need to submit a PreK application beginning in early April.