2019-2020 Grandparent Resident Student Transfer Policy

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is a limited open-enrollment district. A nonresident student in grades K-12 living outside the boundaries of GCISD, but has a grandparent that resides in GCISD attendance zone is permitted to apply to attend district schools or designated district programs.  Based on a grandparent’s residence in GCISD a parent or legal guardian of a nonresident student who lives outside the boundaries of Grapevine Colleyville ISD may request a transfer from his or her home district to a GCISD school or program. The criteria used in considering each transfer application is found in Administration Regulations – S – Student.

Limited open-enrollment for a nonresident student who’s Grandparent resides within GCISD Boundaries, the transfer to a campus will be considered based upon:

  • Available capacity in the requested school 
  • The student’s disciplinary history
  • The student’s attendance history
  • Passed all classes in the most recent grading period
  • Passed all state-mandated assessments (such as STAAR)
  • Grandparents proof of residency (2 forms)Applications for grandparent resident lottery transfers are considered by student and not by family. Approved transfers remain in effect until the student completes 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 requestBwc120383

Applications for grandparent resident lottery transfers are considered by student and not by family. Approved transfers remain in effect until the student completes 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

Two Proofs of Grandparent Residency: a 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) Students recent report card with attendance /behavior and 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. 

Email notifications of placement will be sent as students are placed. Please keep in mind that some notifications may not be sent until the week before the school year starts.

B.  Transportation
The parent will provide transportation for grandparent resident transfer students. Any right to free transportation offered by the District is waived.

 C. University Interscholastic League (UIL) Eligibility

Any student who transfers to a school outside of the student's attendance area of residence 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 more information.

 D. Revocation of transfer

A nonresident transfer student who fails to abide by the rules and policies as contained in the GCISD Student-Parent Handbook exhibits poor academic performance, has repeated incidences of tardies, or exhibits poor attendance may have his or her transfer revoked by the campus principal.

 E. Campus assignments                                                                                                                                                                     

 Assignments are based on capacity determined by the District Transfer Committee for 2019-2020. 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.