Transfer Students

DISD Opens Doors to Transfer Students
Posted on 06/23/2020
This is the image for the news article titled DISD Opens Doors to Transfer StudentsAt the June 15th school board meeting, the board approved changes to Board Policy FDA (Local) to open our doors to transfer students.  The board also set the tuition at $1000 for 1 student and $250 for each additional student to make it more affordable for large families. 

Guidelines for Transfer Students
Devine Independent School District is accepting a limited number of transfer students for the 2020-2021 school year. Eligible students will be accepted at the following grade levels:

John J. Ciavarra Elementary School
o Kindergarten: waiting list only
o 1st Grade: 7 students
o 2nd Grade: waiting list only

Devine Intermediate School
o 3rd Grade: waiting list only
o 4th Grade: 25 students
o 5th Grade: 11 students

Devine Middle School
o 6th Grade: 5 students
o 7th Grade: 5 students
o 8th Grade: 5 student

Devine High School
o 9th Grade: 5 students
o 10th Grade: 10 students
o 11th Grade: 15 students
o 12th Grade: 15 students

Transfer students must meet the following criteria:
• Satisfactory academic progress during the previous school year
• Record of compliance with the Texas Compulsory Attendance Law
• Satisfactory discipline record from the sending campus
• Completion of all application paperwork within deadlines

Students will not be accepted if their admission creates adverse conditions for Devine ISD in terms of space, financial exigency, or personnel or capital outlay requirements. Students must annually reapply to be accepted as a transfer student, and must make satisfactory academic progress, maintain acceptable conduct and attendance, comply with rules and regulations, and remain current on tuition payments throughout the previous academic year.

In addition to the completed Application for Student Transfer, first time transfer applicants must also submit the following documentation at time of application:

Academic Record - Include most recent academic record (latest report card or transcript) and latest assessment testing scores. The transfer application is not complete until updated records have been submitted. Student records must include any special services provided to the student

Attendance Record - A complete record of attendance from the most recent year of school must be included. (May be included on report card)

Discipline and/or criminal record – School records or written records describing any school discipline for the current school year must be submitted. Records must include a description of any criminal record or pending criminal proceedings. If no records exist, a memo or letter from the registrar or campus administrator must verify that there were no discipline infractions for the student.

Please note that as a first time transfer student, your child's transfer request will not be considered until all required information and documentation is received. All transfer applications will be processed and reviewed on a first-come first-served, case by case basis. Incomplete transfer packets will not be considered.

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be accepted beginning June 22, 2020 and all transfer information must be completed and submitted by the August 3, 2020 deadline. Parents/guardians will be notified by no later than August 18, 2020 regarding acceptance. Once your student has been accepted as a transfer, please submit the completed Non-Resident Transfer Agreement along with full tuition payment no later than August 21, 2020. Applications may be obtained from the Office of the Superintendent at 605 W Hondo Ave. (830-851-0795 or 830-851-0710)

You may download forms here:

DISD Guidelines for Transfer Students

Application for Student Transfer

Non-Resident Transfer Agreement

FDA (LOCAL) Policy
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