Parents of children who live outside Deer Park ISD’s boundaries will soon have another chance to enroll their children in selected DPISD schools as the district extends its successful Limited Open Enrollment [LOE] program. From Aug.19-23, the District will accept applications for enrollment from non-resident students.
Assistant Superintendent for Administration Stephen Harrell described the program as a benefit for both the District and parents. “Limited Open Enrollment is a win-win situation,” Harrell explained. “By allowing non-resident students to enroll in Deer Park, we’ve given these children the opportunity to benefit from our outstanding instructional program. The program helps the District because state funding is based on enrollment, and, for each additional student enrolled in DPISD, the District retains more of its local tax revenue.”
Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis to fill a limited number of available spaces. Limited space is available at Bonnette Junior High, Deepwater Junior High, Deer Park Junior High, Fairmont Junior High, Deer Park High School-North Campus [grade 9], and DPHS-South Campus [grade 10-12].
Applications are available at each DPISD campus and on the District’s website and must be returned in person to Harrell’s office at the District Education Support Center, located adjacent to Clyde Abshier Stadium at 2800 Texas Avenue in Deer Park. Each application must be dropped off by the parent or guardian named on the application form. The District office is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Applications may not be mailed.
Applications will be evaluated by a small panel of District administrators and approved by the campus principal. Students who are approved will be eligible to attend DPISD schools for the 2013-14 school year and beyond. Parents will receive notification of whether or not their child’s application has been accepted.
“Students who are accepted and enrolled in our schools through this program will be allowed to complete their public education in Deer Park ISD,” Harrell said. “However, LOE students are expected to strictly abide by the District’s policies and rules, and any violation could result in the revocation of a student’s enrollment.”
Parents of students who enroll through the LOE program are also responsible for transporting their children to and from school.
For more information about Deer Park ISD’s Limited Open Enrollment program, call 832-668-7070.