Choice Programs

CHOICE in SBISD begins
when you decide to
raise your children in our community.

We offer students and their families a range of learning options.
From your neighborhood school to our CHOICE schools and programs,
each is committed to preparing students to achieve T-2-4.


Neighborhood Schools

Your first choice in SBISD is your neighborhood school. Neighborhood schools are those that serve a particular geographic area in Spring Branch ISD. We believe Every Child can achieve their unique, full potential in a safe, caring and collaborative learning environment. Our educators are empowered to deliver instruction designed to prepare students for both college and career success. Our students are academically prepared, service-minded, self-aware, persistent, adaptable, resourceful, collaborativeand inspired!

Our graduates leave us with sought-after job skills and future careers. Our schools are communities where students, teachers and parents work together to ensure academic excellence for all learners. We strongly encourage parents to visit their neighborhood school and determine for themselves which school is the best fit for their student.

We can't wait to meet you and your child.


Click here to view a complete listing of SBISD schools.

Two-Way Dual Language 

Two-Way Dual Language in SBISD is an enriched education program that uses two languages, Spanish and English, for instruction. Classes are composed of students: half are native Spanish speakers, and half are native English speakers. Instruction is provided in Spanish and English and incorporates the required academic standards established by the State of Texas.

The program's goal is for students to become bi-literate and proficient in both languages by the end of the fifth grade. Schools offering Two-Way Dual Language programs in SBISD include Cedar Brook Elementary, Pine Shadows Elementary, The Tiger Trail School, and Sherwood Elementary.


Dual Language 

The Dual Language Program at SBISD offers students in middle and high school an opportunity to learn a second language through instruction in both English and Spanish.

Students retain their first language, customs, and traditions while becoming fluent in a second language. Students completing an elementary Two-Way Dual Language program have the option to apply to the program. 

Schools offering Dual Language programming in SBISD include Spring Forest Middle, Spring Oaks Middle and Westchester Academy for International Studies.


Charter Programs 

Charter schools are typically smaller, each with unique academic and social cultures, and SBISD’s charter schools are no different. Westchester Academy for International Studies (WAIS), a combined middle and high school campus offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) academic program, and Cornerstone Academy, are SBISD’s in-house charter schools.

SBISD also offers two partner charter school programs, KIPP Houston (KIPP) and YES Prep Public Schools (YES Prep), located at Landrum and Northbrook middle schools and Northbrook High School, respectively.  


What CAN I do NOW?

5 tips for application next steps

Below are helpful tips to help families interested in applying to SBISD's Choice Lottery:

  • Schedule a visit to your school!
  • Learn more about the CHOICE application process here.
  • Contact your school's front office for more information.


What else do I need to know?

The following programs DO NOT require application through the SBISD CHOICE lottery but are important when considering enrollment in an SBISD school: