Clear Creek ISD officials are launching a new open enrollment program that will allow certain students outside the district’s boundaries to attend its schools, according to a CCISD news release.

What you need to know

Titled “Discover CCISD,” the new program is a limited open enrollment program that will allow students who meet certain criteria to apply, the release states. Those criteria include:
  • Student entering grades K-12 who are children of nonresident employees who work on federal property within the district and live within 10 miles of the district
  • Nonresident students entering grades K-12 who are grandchildren of grandparents who live in the district
  • Students of nonresident CCISD employees
Those accepted can start attending CCISD in the 2024-25 school year, according to the release. The enrollment period opens Nov. 13 and will run through Feb. 1. Those accepted will be informed in April.

The specifics

District officials will consider attendance, discipline and academic success in the application review process, according to the release.

Parents, grandparents and guardians interested must complete an application on the CCISD website, according to the release. Resident grandparents applying will need the following documents for the application:
  • Two forms of proof of residency, such as a mortgage or lease and utility bill
  • Parent’s government-issued photo ID
  • Grandparent’s government-issued photo ID
  • Student’s birth certificate or other proof of identity
According to the release, the following campuses will not be included in the program due to being at capacity:
  • Brookwood Elementary
  • Campbell Elementary
  • Goforth Elementary
  • Landolt Elementary
  • Brookside Elementary
  • League City Intermediate
  • Seabrook Intermediate
  • Westbrook Intermediate
Transportation might be provided for students of resident grandparents if a bus route and bus stop are already near, according to the release. Transportation will not be provided for students of nonresident CCISD employees and nonresident employees working on federal property.

What else?

CCISD’s newest budget called for a shortfall due to a number of economic and financial challenges, including lack of state action, inflation and stagnant enrollment. District officials as a result have discussed open enrollment as a potential solution to helping increase the number of students in the district.

As part of those financial challenges, district officials also called for a voter-approval tax rate election, which unofficial results show passed on Nov. 7.