KIPP Texas Transfers

We believe that students, families, and schools are served by consistency, but we also recognize that family circumstances may mean that transferring schools is sometimes necessary. With KIPP Texas Public Schools, you can remain in our joyful, academically excellent school network even when life takes you to another area of our city or state!

In-Year Transfers

Next Year Transfers

Does your Little KIPPster need to transfer to another KIPP school in or near Austin, Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio?

Current KIPP Texas families can apply for a transfer to attend a different KIPP Texas school during a transfer period. All families applying for transfers must complete re-enrollment documents and select that the student is returning.

*New to KIPP families must attend a KIPP school before requesting a transfer.

2023-24 In-Year Transfer Requests

Begin the In-Year Transfer Process

In-Year Transfer Windows:

September 1 – 15, 2023
October 1 – 15, 2023
November 1 – 15, 2023
December 1 – 15, 2023
January 1 – 15, 2023
February 1 – 15, 2023
March 1 – 15, 2023
April 1 – 15, 2023

In-year transfer requests will be reviewed and assessed based on the information provided and approved only if the request is unpredictable, meets the following criteria (in order of priority), and space is available at the requested transfer school. Transfer requests are not guaranteed.

  1. The family is involved in hardship (dynamic family interruptions, abuse, illness, etc.), and enrollment at another KIPP Texas school will accommodate the family’s needs.
  2. The family moved within the last 30 days to a location more than 30 minutes away from the current campus and less than 30 minutes away from the desired campus; otherwise, families must wait until the following school year to request a transfer. Families will be required to provide documentation to confirm their new address.
  3. The student is in good academic standing.
  4. There is space available at the receiving school.

Please note that transportation for transfers is not guaranteed. Contact your current school if you have any questions.

2024-25 School Year Transfer Request Process

Begin the 2024-25 Transfer Process

2024-25 Transfer Windows:

Families of current KIPP students must submit a transfer request online using a valid email address between the following windows for the 2023-2024 school year:

January 9 – 31, 2023 | April 3 – 28, 2023 | June 19 – 30, 2023

All requests will be reviewed and assessed based on the information provided. Transfers will be approved only if the request meets the following criteria and subsequent space is available at the requested transfer school. Transfers are not guaranteed. The later the request, the less likely a seat will open at the asked-for priority-zoned school.

  • Re-enrollment documents must be completed in SchoolMint before making the transfer request.
  • Families with students currently attending different K-8 / Pre-K-8 campuses
  • Families with one or more students zoned to a different school than they are currently attending
  • Hardship requests (must detail hardship in designated space on transfer form).
  • Students who are New-to-KIPP may only request a transfer after attending a KIPP school. Please complete an application to the school you wish to attend.

Please note: Students in transition grades from Elementary > Middle > High School will automatically be re-enrolled to their respective rising schools. (See feeder schools HERE)

Transfer Frequently Asked Questions

Beginning Transfer Process

How do I request a transfer for this school year?

Parents/guardians can submit an in-year transfer request here during designated times / In -year transfer requests are only granted for extenuating circumstances. To learn more about transfer criteria and transfer windows, please visit here.

How do I request a transfer for next school year?

The 24 -25 SY transfer window will open on [date] here [insert link]. Parents/Guardians seeking a transfer for the following school year must complete re-enrollment for the current school before requesting a transfer. Re–enrollment will open on [date]. The transfer committee can not process a transfer request until re-enrollment is completed. The later the request, the least likely space will be available at the school.

How do I know what my feeder school is?

Visit and select your region, then select a grade level, then select your school to see which school it feeds into.

How can I find my Priority School Zone?

Each KIPP Texas school resides in a geographic priority zone. All students’ home addresses are zoned to specific KIPP Texas Public Schools. Applicants who live within those priority zones will receive priority for that school. Families requesting a transfer from one KIPP school to another must select their “priority zoned school.”

If your zip code is listed under selected schools, that is considered your “Priority Zoned School.”

Next Steps

How do I know if you’ve received my transfer request?

Once the transfer request form has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation message and a copy of your form responses in your email.

I submitted the transfer request; what’s next?

The KIPP Texas Transfer Committee will review transfer requests once the window has closed. Within the following two weeks, you will receive a notification through email of the decision.

Request Outcomes

When will the decision be made?

The KIPP Texas Transfer Committee will review transfer requests once the window has closed. Within the following two weeks, you will receive notification via email of the decision.

Why was the transfer request not approved?

KIPP Texas prioritizes approving transfers based on extenuating circumstances and the availability of open seats. If the initial request was not approved, you may submit an appeal during the next transfer window.

*Submitting an appeal does not guarantee approval. An appeal must contain additional information beyond the original request to be considered.

*Review transfer criteria HERE

If the transfer was not approved, does that mean it will not get approved in the future?

No. We understand that circumstances change. If your child’s transfer is denied, you are welcome to submit an *appeal if you feel that your change in circumstances warrants another application.

*An appeal must contain additional information beyond the original request to be considered.

Why was my child waitlisted, and what does it mean?

Students requesting a transfer may be waitlisted if the requested school has no available seats. If a seat becomes available, the KIPP Transfer committee will review the waitlist before each window and offer a seat to the next student.

Will all of my children be guaranteed a transfer?

No. We cannot guarantee that all siblings will be approved for a transfer at the same time. Transfer spots will be allocated based on the number of available seats in each grade at each school.


Will transportation be offered?

The KIPP Texas Public Schools Student Transportation Department is dedicated to providing all students with accessible, safe, and reliable transportation, ensuring they can access the high-quality education they deserve.

Unless stated otherwise by the school, transportation is not guaranteed for students living within a school’s priority zone. Availability varies per route, but schools can provide information on available spots.

If a transfer request is approved and confirmed, please complete your Bus Request Form and contact your school to update your transportation information.

You may also email for transportation questions.

Contact Us

Have you moved during this school year?

Please contact your child’s school to provide your updated address if you have moved.

Who do I speak to if I have questions about my transfer request?

You may reach out to your school if you have questions about the transfer process or email