•  It's all about CHOICE in GPISD! 


    Grand Prairie ISD educates more than 29,000 students each year. As an open-enrollment district, GPISD invites students from across the Metroplex to attend any school for free. Students living within GPISD attendance zones also have the freedom to apply to any school along with the added benefit of free district transportation.

    With nearly half of all GPISD schools (Pre-K through 12) being Schools of CHOICE and the majority of the award-winning traditional schools offering a multitude of unique CHOICE programs, the educational opportunities are boundless for students. With the unique freedom to select an educational path tailored to suit the interest of the individual child, students are more engaged and accomplished at a much younger age. As early as Pre-K, students may begin to align their educational experience through schools of choice to coincide with the focused pathways including: 

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  • Collegiate Button links to https://www.gpisd.org/domain/12355

  • Leadership Button links to https://www.gpisd.org/domain/12241

  • World Language button links to https://www.gpisd.org/domain/12240

  • Early Childhood Education button links to https://www.gpisd.org/domain/13299

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  • How will I decide which school is the best fit for my child?image of large crowd; families talking with principles tagline reads Experience - Explore GPISD Schools!
    Each November, GPISD hosts a free districtwide showcase called The Experience to help families explore and discover the perfect fit for their child. Students, teachers, and administrators from every GPISD campus are available on site to provide first-hand knowledge about the individual aspects of each school and how it fits in with your child’s long-term educational path. If unable to attend The Experience, families can schedule campus tours year-round as well as research the district and school websites to help them make the most informed decision. 


    mouse graphic How do I apply?
    Complete a very simple online application following The Experience, held each November. Visit the Kaleidoscope Application Timeline for specific dates and times.


    How will I know if my child has been accepted?
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    Once the student’s application has been reviewed, parents will receive an email notification of preliminary acceptance. Acceptance is primarily dependent upon space availability and academic requirements.