PL Prep

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    Important Information: 

    Application Timeline

    • November 1 - January 31: Application Window (Round 1)
    • March: Offer or waitlist status notifications will be emailed to parent/guardian
    • Decision deadline: Accept the enrollment offer by the designated deadline
    • March-August/Beginning of School Year: Waitlisted students will be contacted if seats become available.  During this Round 2 application window, schools that do not fill after the initial application window may accept additional applications through the Choose Dallas ISD system.  Applications received in this Round 2 application window will be placed at the end of the existing waitlist in a first-come, first-served manner.

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    PL Prep is a Transformation School with 50/50 Socio-Economic Student Diversity.

    Transformation Schools are brand-new Dallas ISD schools. They offer specialized academic programming, similar to Magnet Schools, but they do not have academic entry requirements. These schools do not have attendance boundaries; any student can apply to attend a Transformation School no matter where they live. Students are selected for enrollment through a randomized lottery, and transportation is provided for students living within Dallas ISD boundaries.

    Socio-Economic Diversity

    Research shows socio-economically diverse schools offer better learning environments for all students, no matter their background. Dallas ISD has adopted this approach for several of its Transformation Schools. A computerized lottery weighted to achieve 50/50 socioeconomic diversity determines which applicants are awarded open spots at this school.

    Diversidad socioeconómica

    Las investigaciones demuestran que las escuelas con diversidad socioeconómica ofrecen mejores entornos de aprendizaje para todos los alumnos, independientemente de su origen. El Dallas ISD ha adoptado este enfoque para varias de sus Escuelas de Transformación. Una lotería computarizada, en la cual se pondera la diversidad socioeconómica al 50%, permite determinar a qué solicitantes se les ofrece un lugar en la escuela. 

    Frequently Asked Questions about the Application Process:

    FAQ 2022-2023 OTI Transformation School Process

    Transformation School Selection Process

    Transformation Schools Sibling Lottery FAQ

    Board Policy for Lottery Priorities, Sibling Preference, and Equity Audit