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.


The Choice Lottery is closed.

Neighborhood Schools

Your first choice in SBISD is the school to which you are zoned. 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 zoned 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.


SBISD Choice Options 

Choice 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.

Math at CSA and WAIS is only offered at the Advanced Academic Course (AAC) level with limited spots available in 7th and 8th grade.  The admission of 7th and 8th grade students who are not currently in an AAC math class is subject to a score of 80 or above on the appropriate credit-by-exam math test to determine readiness for advanced math courses in these grades.


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 today!
  • Learn more about the CHOICE application process here.
  • Apply today for the Choice Programs Lottery.
  • 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: