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
Nov. 4, 2023 – Power of Choice Expo (9:30 a.m. - noon)
The expo, targeted for students going into grades K-9 in fall 2024, will showcase the specialized programs within our schools of choice and our leadership academies in time to apply for the 2024-25 school year.
Nov. 6 - Dec. 15, 2023 – Parent Information Sessions (set by each program)
Dec. 18, 2023 – Applications open (9 a.m.)
Jan. 26, 2024 – Applications close (4:30 p.m.)
Jan. 29, 2024 – Application Review Process begins
March 8, 2024 – Notification of Acceptance (by 4:30 p.m.)
March 22, 2024 – 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 2024-25 school term will open on Monday, Dec. 18. 2023. Parent meetings will be added in October.
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.
Transportation will be provided to all locations (except the leadership and STEAM academies) if a student is accepted into the program.