Frequently Asked Questions

  • What schools of choice are available in Burleson ISD?

    • Currently, the district offers:
      • Elementary students: The Academy of the Arts at Bransom, Academy at Nola Dunn, Academy of Leadership and Technology at Mound, and STEAM Academy at Stribling.
      • Middle school students: STEAM Middle School and REALM Secondary School will accept applications for grades 6, 7, and 8.
      • High school students: Burleson Collegiate High School and REALM Secondary School will accept applications for grade 9 only.

    How can I get more information about BISD schools of choice?

    • More information is available on the BISD choice website  
    • Parents are also encouraged to follow “Burleson Independent School District” on Facebook or @BurlesonISD on Twitter.
    • Additional questions can be emailed to choice@bisdmail.net

    How do we apply for a school of choice?

    • Burleson Collegiate High School:
      Applications for the 2020-21 school year will open to incoming freshman November 11, 2019, through February 14, 2020. Applications can be found on the BCHS homepage under Families and Students, Enrollment Application 2020-2021. You may also access the application HERE.
    • REALM Secondary School:
      Applications for the 2020-21 school year will open to incoming freshman November 11, 2019, through February 14, 2020. Applications can be found on the REALM Secondary School homepage under Families and Students, 9th Grade Enrollment Application. You may also access the application HERE.

    • STEAM Middle School:
      Parents may fill out an application online at choice.burlesonisd.net to be included in the lottery for a spot at STEAM Middle School. The application period is open February 7, 2020, at 8:00 am through February 18, 2020, at 4:00 pm.

    • REALM Secondary School (Grades 6-8):
      Parents may fill out an application online at choice.burlesonisd.net to be included in the lottery for a spot at REALM Secondary School. The application period is open February 7, 2020, at 8:00 am through February 18, 2020, at 4:00 pm.

    • Elementary Schools of Choice (The Academy of the Arts at Bransom, Academy at Nola Dunn, Academy of Leadership and Technology at Mound, and STEAM Academy at Stribling):
      Parents may fill out an application online at choice.burlesonisd.net to be included in the Elementary School of Choice lottery for Kindergarten – 5th grade. The application period is open February 24, 2020, at 8:00 am through March 6, 2020, at 4:00 pm.  **PLEASE NOTE: Academy at Nola Dunn requires parents to complete additional steps PRIOR to applying to the lottery. Please click HERE or contact the campus directly for additional information. 

    What information should parents know when applying online via choice.burlesonisd.net?

    • Parents will be required to create a SchoolMint account and set up a family profile in order to apply.  This is not the same as your Skyward account.
    • When filling out the SchoolMint application, parents may select 1 or 2 choices depending on interest. The lottery is designed to prioritize by the level of choice in order to maximize the number of students that will be accepted to attend their first school of choice.

    My student currently is in 8th grade at REALM Secondary School. Do they need to fill out an application for 9th grade at REALM Secondary School?

    • Yes. Moving from middle school to high school is an important event in our families’ lives. For this reason, students and families are asked to apply and then attend an in-person interview which will provide opportunities for questions and discussion of the four-year graduation plan. 

    May I apply for all elementary schools of choice?

    • No. Each student can submit a single application for one or two schools of choice based on interest.

    Is transportation provided?

    • Elementary Schools of Choice: No transportation is provided. Students who attend an elementary school of choice through the application process will need to provide their own transportation to and from school.
    • STEAM Middle School: A shuttle is provided from Hughes and Kerr Middle Schools. Students who are eligible for bus service may ride the bus to their zoned middle school and then ride the shuttle to STEAM Middle School.
    • REALM Secondary School: A shuttle is provided to REALM Secondary School for grades 6-8. Students who are eligible for bus service may ride the bus to their zoned campus and then ride the shuttle to REALM Secondary School.
    • Burleson Collegiate High School: A shuttle is provided from Burleson High School. Students who are eligible for bus service may ride the bus to BHS and then ride the shuttle to BCHS. (BCHS is housed on the CHS campus, therefore students eligible for bus service to CHS may ride the bus to BCHS)

    Do I need to stand in line to submit my child’s application?

    • No. Burleson ISD’s application process is 100% online. You will need internet access to apply.

    If I do not have internet access, how can I complete the online application?

    • If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Burleson ISD Administration Building at 817-245-1000 to make an appointment to use a computer to submit an application. The Burleson ISD Administration office is located at 1160 SW Wilshire Blvd.

    What is required for me to apply?

    • Internet access and an email address.

    Who do I call with questions about the application process?

    • Please call 817-245-1000 or email us with your questions at choice@bisdmail.net
    • Parents can also contact SchoolMint Customer Service directly Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm CST at 855-957-3535.

    What if my student is currently attending the Academy at Nola Dunn and wishes to apply to a different elementary school of choice?

    • If a student at the Academy at Nola Dunn wishes to apply to a different elementary school of choice, they will need to apply online for their preferred school of choice.

    What if my student is currently attending a BISD school of choice and wishes to stay at that school? Do I need to re-apply?

    • Once a student has entered a campus, they do not need to apply to continue to attend that campus. The only time a new application is required is when a current REALM Secondary School 8th grader applies for the 9th-grade REALM Secondary School.

    Do I need to apply if I wish to attend the elementary school of choice in my Burleson ISD attendance zone?

    • No. Students can attend the elementary schools of choice within the attendance zone of their primary residence in Burleson ISD.

    Do I need to apply online at this time for my child to attend kindergarten at a Burleson ISD school of choice?

    • Yes, Kindergarten students interested in an elementary school of choice MUST also apply online at choice.burlesonisd.net

    How will I know if I’ve been accepted to the school of choice?

    • Acceptance letters will be sent via email. If the interest in a program exceeds the number of seats designated for choice for a campus, a waitlist will be created.
    • Elementary - Students/Parents will be notified via email on March 27, 2020.
    • Middle School - Students/Parents will be notified via email on February 28, 2020.
    • BCHS - Students/Parents will be notified by mail on March 27, 2020.
    • REALM Secondary School - Students/Parents will be notified via email on March 27, 2020.

    Will I receive confirmation that my application has been received?

    • Yes, you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam folder. If you still do not find an email, contact the Data Services Department at 817-245-1009 for assistance.

    Can I make changes to my application once it’s been submitted?

    • Yes, changes to the application can be made using the login and password created up until the closing of the application process.

    How can I see my student's waitlist number?

    • You can access your student's waitlist number by logging into your SchoolMint account. This is the account you created when you accessed choice.burlesonisd.net
    • For assistance with accessing your SchoolMint account, please can contact SchoolMint Customer Service Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm CST at 855-957-3535.

    I live in BISD’s attendance zone, but my child is currently enrolled in a private school. May I apply for him/her to attend a school of choice?

    • Yes, all students living in the BISD attendance zone may apply. We will verify the addresses with the information submitted. Students who are accepted will then need to formally enroll in BISD at their school of choice, which includes verification of residency.

    How can I get technical assistance with an application?

    • For BISD Tech Support, call 817-245-1011. Assistance is available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Parents can contact SchoolMint Customer Service directly Monday - Friday 9am -5pm CST at 855-957-3535.