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Posted in , on November 29, 2023

There are lots of reasons to transfer

Don’t forget the window to apply for a transfer in the Arlington ISD for the 2024-25 school year closes Thursday at 11:59 p.m.

This is a regular transfer window, with priority for transfers determined by the Board-approved order where space is available.

Priority during this window is given to children of full-time Arlington ISD employees, then Arlington ISD residents, then city of Arlington residents outside the district boundaries, and, finally, all other non-residential requests for transfers. You can find out more about our transfer process here.

If you’re not already in the Arlington ISD and need a reason to transfer, we’ve got tons!

But we’ve narrowed things down to just a few to give you a better idea of what to expect in the Arlington ISD.


STEM starts in pre-K for all 4-year-olds as the Arlington ISD was the first in the state to create a district-wide STEM curriculum for its littlest learners. 

And pre-K is FREE for all 4-year-olds!

Thanks to the 2014 Bond voters, kids at all 53 elementary schools have access to two fully-equipped STEM labs, and 2019 Bond voters approved two age-appropriate ADA-accessible playgrounds at every elementary school.

And if fine arts are what you want, that starts in elementary school, too, as every school has a strings room, and instruments are provided free of charge for all students.


Sports begin in junior high in the Arlington ISD at our ten campuses. Did you know that includes both tennis and wrestling? And in those sports, the junior high students are taught by varsity head coaches.

If your child loves the water, they will be amazed by the new state-of-the-art natatorium featuring an Olympic-sized pool and an athletics arena located in the heart of Arlington’s entertainment district.

In February, more than 60 Arlington ISD student-athletes participated in National Signing Day, earning more than $6 million in scholarships.


The Arlington ISD is open for everyone, but to take full advantage of our specialized programs you must transfer before ninth grade. That’s because the eighth grade is when students apply for one of two early college high schools or the STEM Academy at Martin High School.

The district also has four P-TECH programs where students can earn up to 60 hours of free college credit and get workplace certifications in health sciences, business administration, logistics, engineering, cybersecurity, manufacturing and computer-aided design and drafting. And it’s all free.

Ninth graders also start taking classes that can help lead to jobs through programs at our Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center.


The Arlington ISD is a high-tech, forward-thinking school district thanks to a community that passed a $966 million Bond in 2019. That’s building on our 2014 Bond, which is why we have the Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center that puts students on paths to success. That’s why we have the Dr. Marcelo Cavazos Center for Visual and Performing Arts, an unmatched facility in the area. That’s why we’ve built new schools, updated every campus and provided our students with the best opportunities.

The opportunity to transfer your student to Arlington ISD is now.

Apply here.