2020-2021 Application Window
The next transfer request application window will be open July 20, 2020 at 10 a.m. CT until July 24, 2020 at 5 p.m. CT.  Student applications during the July window will be placed on their requested campus waitlist behind the May 29th, Lottery Students. The original lottery will be held on Friday, May 29, 2020 (application window was April 30 - May 22). Notifications will be sent to the email address provided on the student application.

GCISD is implementing a new lottery system that will require students to obtain a Snapcode before beginning the application process. When the application window opens in July, instructions and links will be posted here.

Resident Grandparent Nonresident Student Lottery Transfer Request Policy

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is a limited open-enrollment district. A nonresident student in grades K - 12 living outside the boundaries of GCISD, but who has a grandparent that resides in the GCISD attendance zone is permitted to submit an application through the student transfer lottery process to attend GCISD schools or designated District programs.

 A parent or legal guardian of a nonresident student who lives within the boundaries of the cities of Grapevine or Colleyville may request a transfer from his or her home district to a GCISD school or program.

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 for a nonresident student whose grandparent resides within GCISD boundaries, the criteria is:
     • Available capacity in the requested school
     • Availability of instructional staff
     • The transfer student’s attendance meets the 90 percent rule
     • 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)
     • Grandparents proof of residency (2 forms)
     • An approved transfer for one child does not guarantee space availability for current or future siblings.

Required documents to complete the Nonresident Student Transfer

• Grandparents Proof of Residency (2 forms): a current property tax statement, current signed lease/rental agreement or deed of sale, and current utility bill (electric, gas or water).
• Also required: (If not currently attending GCISD) a recent grade report card verifying attendance and behavior and the most recent state assessment performance (STAAR).
• The District Transfer Committee will review all documents and application request. If required documents are not attached or accurate, the transfer request will be considered incomplete and not entered into the lottery.

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.
Applications for nonresident transfers are considered by student and not by family. Upon approval, the student is allowed one transfer per school year. Approved transfers remain in effect until the student completes the grade levels at the campus unless the transfer is revoked as per Board Policy FDA(LOCAL). For each transitional year, the student must apply for a new transfer request.
Email notifications of placement will be sent out as students are placed. Please keep in mind that some notifications may not be sent until the week before the school year begins.

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) as well as those that may be adopted by the GCISD 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.