Longview In-District Transfer Application
The following information is designed to inform you as to the transfer possibilities within the Longview Independent School District and the rules and responsibilities of having a student transfer.

The following rules apply to In-District Transfers
• The application must be made annually.
• Transfer applications must be completed on-line.
• Completing the application does not indicate that the transfer will be approved.
• Parents must provide transportation to and from the transfer school.
• The school principal must agree to accept the student at the transfer school.
• Space must be available at the requested school and if appropriate, the program requested.
• Principals may return the student to the attendance zone school for excessive tardiness, poor attendance, and/or discipline problems prior to the last Friday in October.

The following types of transfers are available.

East Texas Montessori Prep Academy (ETMPA)
The East Texas Montessori Prep Academy is a magnet school offering students the opportunity to participate in Montessori learning. They will serve PK-K students and focus on the Montessori Method of learning through exploration. PK-K students who live in the Johnston-McQueen attendance zone will be able to request a transfer to East Texas Montessori Prep Academy.

PK-K students who live in any Longview Independent School District attendance zone other than the Johnston-McQueen attendance zone will automatically attend East Texas Montessori Prep Academy.

Ware East Texas Montessori Academy (WETMA)
Ware East Texas Montessori Academy will begin the process of changing to a 1-5 Montessori campus during the 2018-2019 school year. Ware East Texas Montessori Academy will change the first grade into a Montessori grade, and each subsequent year will add another grade level until all grades are Montessori. Should there be 20 or more students requesting to attend Ware East Texas Montessori Academy at any grade level offered at the school, then a class will be added at the appropriate grade level.

Students who live in any Longview Independent School District attendance zone may request a transfer to Ware East Texas Montessori Academy.

Bramlette Elementary (STEAM / Charter Academy)
Bramlette Elementary will be designated as a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) charter school. The campus will have a focus on Engineering.

Students in grades 1-5 who live in any Longview Independent School District attendance zone may request a transfer to the Bramlette Elementary (STEAM / Charter Academy).

Ned E. Williams Elementary (STEAM / Magnet Campus.)
Ned E. Williams Elementary will be designated as a STEAM magnet campus with a focus on STEAM through the Arts.
Students in grades 1-5 who live in any Longview Independent School District attendance zone may request a transfer to the Ned E. Williams Elementary (STEAM / Magnet Campus).

Judson Middle School (STEAM / Charter School)
Judson Middle School (STEAM / Charter School) will be designated as a STEAM charter school with a focus on Engineering and Medicine.
Students in grades 6-8 who live in any Longview Independent School District attendance zone may request a transfer to the Judson Middle School (STEAM / Charter School).

Forest Park Middle School (STEAM / IB Magnet Campus)
Forest Park Middle School (STEAM / IB Magnet Campus) will be a magnet campus with a focus on International Baccalaureate (IB) through the Middle School Years Program. The campus will also have a STEAM focus.
Students in grades 6-8 who live in any Longview Independent School District attendance zone may request a transfer to the Forest Park Middle School (STEAM / IB Magnet Campus)

Majority to Minority Transfer (MtM)
An African American parent can request a RENEWAL of the MtM transfer that allows their student to attend Johnston-McQueen Elementary, if the parent lives in the Ned E. Williams attendance zone. The student must have attended school at Johnston-McQueen during the 2017-2018 school year on an MtM transfer. Transportation is provided as a continuance of the Final Consent Decree Court Order.

Campus Employee's Student Transfer (CEST)
Campus employees can request that their student be transferred to the school at which the employee works, or the nearest needed grade level campus.

Public Education Grant (PEG)
This transfer is available to students whose parents received a letter from the school principal, stating that their student can transfer from the attendance zone school because of the school's low scores on standardized tests. If granted, the parent must provide the transportation. Students can transfer to Ned E. Williams Elementary STEAM, South Ward Elementary, Foster Middle School, Judson Middle School STEAM.

School Safety Transfer
A parent can request a transfer for a student who is being bullied at the attendance zone school if the student is at the elementary or middle school level. If granted, the parent must provide the transportation. The student can be transferred to Ned E. Williams Elementary STEAM, Ware East Texas Montessori Academy, Judson Middle School STEAM.

Sibling Transfer
This transfer allows a parent to keep siblings together. The transfer is to the school where a sibling is attending classes in Special Education, ESL, or Gifted and Talented when those programs were not offered at the attendance zone school.

Traditional Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Transfer
This transfer allows a parent to opt out of the Montessori training at the elementary level and choose the traditional Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten curriculum offered at Johnston-McQueen Elementary.

Note:
Parents should call the school office for additional information regarding programs offered at the school.
Call the Department of School Choice if you have questions about the transfer application or process. 903-381-2242 or 903-381-2321.

Thank you.
Department of School Choice

Terms of Agreement *
I have read, understand, and agree to the terms and conditions of the Longview In-District Transfer Policy. (If you have questions regarding the transfer policy, call 903-381-2242.)
Type of Transfer (Receiving Schools) *
School Year *
Choose the school year for which you want the application to apply.
Renewal *
My student is currently a Magnet / Charter Transfer Student.
STUDENT First Name *
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STUDENT Last Name *
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Date of Birth *
mm/dd/year Example: 5/30/2000
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Student Grade* (2017-2018) *
Student Grade* (2018-2019) *
Gender *
ID Number *
LISD Student Identification Number (Say "None" if new student)
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Ethnicity/Race *
Multiracial Races/Ethnicity
Complete only if your child is multiracial. Please list the races/ethnicities
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Parent/Guardian Name *
(First Name Last Name)
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Parent Email Address *
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Resident Address *
Street Number and Street Name
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City, State, Zip *
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Cell Number *
Or Other Number
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Daytime Phone
Home or Work
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Attendance Zone School. *
Transfer School Requested *
Reason for Transfer *
Total *
Transfer Status *
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