New Student Transfer Process

Intra-District NEW Student Transfer Process


All NEW transfer requests are accepted by the Department of Administrative Services. You can click here for the Intra-District NEW Student Transfer Applications or find them listed at the bottom of this page.

Transfer requests must be submitted during the transfer window beginning May 1 through May 23. Requests made after May 23 will be considered during the first 2 weeks of school, unless you are notified otherwise during the summer.

Transfers are only considered when one of the following needs occur:

  • Extenuating hardship - must be approved
  • Parent/Guardian is BISD employee at the same campus or a BISD employee with extenuating hardship
  • Moved outside of the boundary lines but want to complete semester or school year
  • Interest in having child participate in the elementary STEM Program at Stephen F. Austin STEM Academy

Applicant must give a detailed explanation for transfer request in the box provided. Qualifying criteria will be considered.

Administrative transfers are determined by school personnel. Reasons for Administrative Transfers include: special programs, special education, bilingual, class size, and other as required by law or deemed essential by Administrators.

Transportation is provided for Administrative Transfer students ONLY (K-12). Parents/Guardians will assume transportation responsibility for non-administrative transfer students.


  • Attendance: Meets 90% for the previous semester and the most recent grading period, including tardies
  • Attitude/Behavior: Student is exhibiting appropriate conduct and work habits
  • Parental Cooperation: Parent/Guardian is supportive and cooperative with school staff

Student transfers will be evaluated for continuation by the campus Principal each spring. However, if qualifying criteria are not maintained, the transfer may be revoked at semester. A decision to not renew may be made if the student does not:

  • Obey all school rules and regulations as listed in the BISD Student Code of Conduct
  • Attend school regularly with 90% attendance for the previous semester and the most recent grading period including tardies

A transfer can also be rescinded if a parent does not cooperate with school staff or if they falsify information for the purpose of transfer approval. Parent/Guardians may be punished under the Texas Penal Code, Chap. 37 Sec. 37.10 for falsified information. It is important to note that the District will not hire additional staff, provide additional classroom space, or apply for a class size waiver in order to accommodate transfer students. Therefore, student transfers may be revoked if there are unexpected increases in student enrollment.

Click on the campus link below for the campus that you wish for your student to attend.

AP Beutel Elementary
Bess Brannen Elementary (not currently accepting new transfers)
Freeport Elementary
Madge Griffith Elementary
R. O'Hara Lanier Elementary
Stephen F. Austin STEM Academy
TW Ogg Elementary
Gladys Polk Elementary
OM Roberts Elementary

Grady Rasco Middle
Clute Intermediate
Freeport Intermediate
Lake Jackson Intermediate

High School:
Brazosport High School
Brazoswood High School

For more information, please contact:
Office of Student Services
Sally Cisneros
[email protected]
979-730-7000 ext 16107
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