2023-2024 Application Window
The student transfer window will open for the 2023-2024 requests during the following dates:
March 20 at 8 a.m. and it will close on March 31 at 4 p.m.
July 10 at 8 a.m. and it will close on July 14 at 4 p.m. Please return to the transfer home page for more information.

Resident Student Transfer Request Policy

A resident parent or resident legal guardian of a student, who resides in the GCISD school zone, may request a transfer from one school to another.

A. Transfer information

Based on FDB(LOCAL), the district transfer committee will verify that all student transfer requests meet the stated criteria before moving forward, and will consider the following:
     • Available capacity in the requested school
     • Availability of instructional staff
     • The transfer student's attendance is in good standing 
     • The transfer student's behavior is in good standing
     • The transfer student's academic records
     • The transfer student has passed all state-mandated assessments (such as STAAR)
     • An approved transfer for one child does not guarantee space availability for current or future siblings.

B. Campus assignments

Assignments are based on capacity determined by the District Transfer Committee. For the purpose of determining the assignment of transfer students, space shall be considered available when a campus has enrolled less than 90 percent of its enrollment projection for the coming school year.
Upon approval, the student is allowed one campus transfer per school year; however, at the end of the semester, a student may transfer back to the campus in the student’s attendance zone.
Approved transfers remain in effect until the student completes the grade levels offered at the school unless the transfer is revoked as per Board Policy FDB(LOCAL).

C. Transportation

Parents of transfer students, shall provide transportation to and from school. Eligibility for transportation services is waived by the parent/guardian upon acceptance of the transfer.

D. University Interscholastic League (UIL) Eligibility

Any student who transfers to a school outside of the student's residence attendance zone, will be subject to all eligibility rules of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) and such eligibility rules as may be adopted by the Board of Trustees. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact the GCISD Executive Director of Athletics for information about a student’s eligibility or lack thereof because of a transfer.

E. Revocation of transfer

A transfer may be revoked when the student fails to abide by the laws, rules, and policies contained in the Student Code of Conduct and the Student-Parent Handbook. If the student exhibits behavior that causes the principal or designee to take action, as specified in the Student Code of Conduct or GCISD Student Handbook the principal may request that the District transfer committee revoke the transfer.