Power of Choice
Students residing within Mansfield ISD have the opportunity to choose the educational pathway that is the best fit for them, even if it is located outside of their designated school attendance zone. Discover the possibilities by reviewing the choices below.
Power of Choice Timeline
- Oct. 15, 2022 – Power of Choice Expo (9:30 a.m. - noon)
- Oct. 17, 2022 - Dec. 15, 2022 – Parent Information Sessions (set by each choice program)
- Dec. 19, 2022 – Applications open (at 9 a.m.)
- DEADLINE EXTENDED: Feb. 20, 2023 – Applications close (at 4:30 p.m.)
- Feb. 21, 2023 – Application Review Process begins
- March 10, 2023 – Notification of Acceptance (by 4:30 p.m.)
- March 24, 2023 – Parent Response Deadline to Notification (by 4:30 p.m.)
The specialized programs within MISD’s Power of Choice allow students to take advantage of specific programs that are tailored to their needs. Specialized programs have an application process. Transportation is provided for all qualified students who are accepted into their specialized program of choice.
Applications for the 2023-24 school term are now closed for specialized programs. Learn more about these programs below.
Leadership and STEAM Academies
The leadership academies within MISD’s Power of Choice give elementary and intermediate schools students (grades K-6) the opportunity to have a leadership curriculum built into the instructional schedule. The STEAM academy incorporates critical thinking and learning through cross-curricular science, technology, engineering, art and math activities.
The deadline to apply for a transfer to a Leadership or STEAM Academy is April 1.
Admission into these academies (listed below) is based upon available space and require a transfer application through Student Services. Transportation will not be provided for these schools if they are outside your designated attendance zone.
- Willie Brown Academy of Young Scholars
- Louise Cabaniss Academy of Young Scholars
- Martha Reid Leadership Academy
- Elizabeth Smith Innovative Learning Academy
- Tarver-Rendon School of Agricultural Leadership
- Donna Shepard Leadership Academy
- Roberta Tipps STEAM Academy
Willie Brown Academy of Young Scholars
Louise Cabaniss Academy of Young Scholars
Martha Reid Leadership Academy
Elizabeth Smith Innovative Learning Academy
Tarver-Rendon School of Agricultural Leadership
Donna Shepard Leadership Academy
Roberta Tipps STEAM Academy
Transportation will be provided to all locations (except the leadership and STEAM academies) if a student is accepted into the program.