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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does MISD define Open Enrollment?
A: Open Enrollment is the term that is used to define the school district's ability to accept applications for enrollment from students who reside outside the Magnolia ISD boundaries. 
Q: Is there a tuition charge or fee for non-resident students?
A: Yes. Students who are accepted through the Open Enrollment program will be required to pay $2,000 year. Link to tuition schedule.
Q: When is the Open Enrollment period?
A: Application process opens on April 1, 2019.
Q: Where can I get the enrollment application form?
A: You can pick up the application at the Celeste Graves Educational Support Center, 31141 Nichols Sawmill Rd., Magnolia, TX 77355. Hours are Monday - Friday from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Q: When will I know if my child's application for enrollment has been accepted?
A: You will be notified within three weeks upon receiving the completed application package.
Q: Why has Magnolia ISD implemented Open Enrollment?
A: State funding is based on enrollment. Increasing MISD's enrollment through this program allows the district to keep more of its local tax revenue. 
Q: How will seats be filled?
A: In approving transfers, the Superintendent or designee shall consider the availability of space and instructional staff, the student's disciplinary history, and attendance records.
Q: Will the school district provide transportation for students accepted under the Open Enrollment?
A: No. Transportation to and from school will not be provided to Open Enrollment students.
Q: If my child is accepted for the 2019-2020 school year, will he/she need to reapply again for the following years?
A: Yes. The Texas Education Code requires districts that have Open Enrollment applications must have an annual reapplication process. 
Q: If one child in a family is accepted, is/are their sibling(s) guaranteed automatic admission?
A: No. Open Enrollment application is by student not by family.
Q: What if a student who enrolls through Open Enrollment violates District rules?
A: Board Policy FDA (Local) states that students must follow all the rules and regulations of the district, including but not limited to, district policies and regulations, the Student Code of Conduct and attendance requirements. Violation of the terms of the agreement may result in a transfer request not being approved the following year.
Q: My child participates in University Interscholastic League (UIL) activities at his/her current school. Will he/she be eligible to continue participating?
A: All UIL rules regarding student eligibility for competition will be followed.