Open Enrollment

  • The 2020-2021 Open Enrollment program is for elementary students (grades K-5) and high school students (grade 10) who currently live within the City of Coppell, but outside the attendance boundaries of CISD.

    NOTE: Due to high campus enrollment at New Tech for the 2020-2021 school year we will not have available space to offer admission for students in grade 9. Students in grade 10 (only) are able to apply for New Enrollment admission at the New Tech High @ Coppell campus (not at Coppell High School).

Background Information about the Open Enrollment program

  • In April, 2011, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees approved the use of Open Enrollment program for the admission of elementary students who live within the City of Coppell, but outside the attendance boundaries of CISD (an area which includes, but is not limited to Coppell Greens and Riverchase).  In February 2018, CISD Board of Trustees voted to expand Open Enrollment program to incoming 9th and 10th graders for New Tech High @ Coppell.

    The change in the district's policy is intended to create greater efficiency of operations by allowing the predetermined campuses to maximize their enrollment capacity in buildings that are already being heated, cooled, and cleaned. The move could also save a few teaching positions and generate $700,000 - $1M in additional revenue for the district depending on where the legislature sets CISD’s target revenue and the number of students who apply.

    Procedures Booklet The Coppell Independent School District has developed this booklet as a resource for parents who might be considering Open Enrollment program as an option for their child. In doing so, we have tried to anticipate every possible question and scenario in an effort to assist you in your decision-making. This booklet includes policies and procedures, and some frequently asked questions…all important information to know.


  • New Enrollment Application
  • 2020-2021 Mid-Year Application Window
    Starts: Friday, November 20 at 8:00 a.m.
    Ends: Tuesday, December 15 at 4:00 p.m.

Important Information:

    • All documents will be submitted electronically.
    • All important program information is listed in the 2020-2021 Open Enrollment & Re-Enrollment program procedures booklet.
    • Open Enrollment program is approved based on seat availability at designated schools.
    • Same criteria will apply during the second semester.

Timeline for Mid-Year Application

    • Electronically submit the following documents required by the District, during the period of November 20 (8 a.m.) – December 15 (4 p.m.), for your student’s Open Enrollment program application. An incomplete application will not be accepted.
      • A current utility bill (NO cell phone bills)
      • Copy of one parent/guardian driver’s license showing your current Coppell address (NO out-of-state licenses will be accepted)
      • If renting, a copy of your lease executed by landlord and tenant with student’s name listed as an occupant
      • Report Cards from Fall 2020, showing yearly attendance and grades
      • "Coppell ISD 2020-21 Mid-Year/New Open Enrollment Application Form"
    • Invitation for acceptance for this program will be emailed by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8.
    • Parents must accept and return the letter to attend by 8:00 a.m. Monday, January 11.
    • New Open Enrollment program students may begin attending CISD schools on Friday, January 15.