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Enrolling a New Student

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child in Highland Park Independent School District. HPISD welcomes all students who meet the district residency and State of Texas age and health requirements. In order to enroll a student in Highland Park ISD, please read each of the sections below.
A student must live within HPISD's boundary to attend school. All of our campuses are accepting new students. Use the links below to view the boundaries of the District and the attendance zone boundaries for each of the elementary schools. 
Click here for the HPISD Boundary Map identifying elementary school attendance zones. 
Click here to check an address in SchoolSite Locator, the district's interactive attendance boundary locator.
Click here to review HPISD Residency Frequently Asked Questions.
To inquire about a unique residency situation, contact the student’s future school office at the elementary level or counseling office at the secondary level. You may also contact the Director of Student and Administrative Services at the HPISD Administration Building.
Elementary Schools (grades K-4)  
  • Armstrong Elementary
  • Boone Elementary
  • Bradfield Elementary
  • Hyer Elementary
  • University Park Elementary
Intermediate through High School (grades 5-12)
An elementary student will be placed in his/her attendance zone school unless the student requires a special program only offered at another campus or the grade level at that campus is full. If there is no space available, the student will be placed at an elementary campus within HPISD that has classroom space. The student’s name may be added to a waiting list until space becomes available at the campus in the student's attendance zone. All of HPISD’s elementary schools are excellent, and all have the highest ratings from the State of Texas.
To learn more about each campus, click here for virtual campus tour resources.
Please carefully read all the information on this page prior to beginning the 4-Step Enrollment Process which includes: 
  • Step 1: Skyward User Account
  • Step 2: Skyward Forms 
  • Step 3: Prepare Required Documents
  • Step 4: Document Upload
  • If you are enrolling for the current year, please enter the date you expect your student to start.
  • The earliest date on which enrollment materials for the 2024-2025 school year may be submitted online is Feb. 5, 2024.
  • If you are enrolling your student for 2024-2025, please enter the start date of August 14, 2024.


Parents will first need to complete a Skyward application to create a parent/student account with HPISD. Once the parent has created the Skyward account, please return to this enrollment page to complete the remaining steps. Please read through the following three options to determine if you are a new, current or former HPISD Skyward user. 
  • New HPISD Skyward User:
  • Current HPISD Skyward User:
      • If you have a Skyward account and are enrolling a new student (for example: you have a student in HPISD, and are enrolling an incoming kindergartner), you will add the new student from your existing HPISD Skyward account.
      • Login to Skyward. From the Family Access Home page, click "New Student Online Enrollment" found in the left navigation bar. Click here to log in to Skyward and begin the new student enrollment process.
      • If you have a student currently enrolled in HPISD, it is not necessary to complete an enrollment packet for your child to move on to a higher grade or new campus. If you have any questions about your student moving from one grade to the next, please contact your child's campus.
  • Former HPISD Skyward User:
      • If you have a Skyward account and are enrolling a student who previously attended an HPISD school, withdrew, and is returning to the same HPISD school, contact the previous HP school to reactivate your Skyward account.
      • If you have a Skyward account and are enrolling a student who previously attended an HPISD school, withdrew, and is returning to a new HPISD school, click here to begin the new student enrollment process.


Open your Skyward account (which may already be open if you just completed STEP 1), click on the option "New Student Online Enrollment" (found in the left side navigation) to add a "new student" and follow the prompts to complete each form in Skyward. Click here to launch and log in to Skyward.
Helpful hints for successfully completing online enrollment forms:
      • Use your child’s legal name as it appears on the birth certificate.
      • Carefully complete and e-sign each page.
      • Click the "submit" button when all pages have been completed. After submission, no changes can be made. 


It is recommended that you have PDF files (HEIC files cannot be read by the system) scanned and ready to upload prior to accessing the New Student Enrollment Document Upload form in Step 4. This will minimize any delay in processing your child’s enrollment due to missing required documents. See all required documents below.
  • Required Documents:
      • Birth Certificate
      • Immunization Record
      • Copy of one of the following in its entirety: a closing statement or deed of trust or warranty deed or current lease of reasonable duration (greater than two months)
      • Current water or electric utility bill for the same address
      • Parent ID (i.e. Driver's license or State ID)
  • Required Documents, if Applicable:
      • Health Plan Documents (for those students with health conditions such as asthma, seizures, diabetes, etc.)
      • Special Program Documents (i.e. Special Education, 504, dyslexia, gifted and talented, speech therapy, etc.)
      • Most recent custody documents, divorce decree or other legal documents related to the child, if applicable
      • Previous Report Card (for those enrolling in grades 1 -12)
      • Withdrawal form from the most recent school, if the school year has started
For grades 9-12 only 
      • High School Transcript 
      • Advanced Placement (AP) scores
      • ACT scores
      • PSAT scores 
      • SAT scores 
  • Recommended Document:
      • Student's Social Security Card


Click here for the New Student Enrollment Document Upload Form to access the secure online form to which you can upload the required documents. Once all documentation has been submitted, parents will be notified by campus staff of any incomplete documentation needed or completion of the enrollment process.
Parents may click on the following resources for additional assistance in completing the enrollment process. 
Annual Back to School Sign Up is a process that each family completes online in July. During this annual online process, you will update family information and required documents as well as have the opportunity to pay for supplies, yearbooks, directories, spirit wear, etc. Your Skyward login and password will be used to complete Back to School Sign Up. 

Annual Proof of Residency is a process each family must complete every summer prior to the beginning of school. If the residency paperwork is complete and current from the enrollment process (deed or updated lease in addition to a driver’s license at the same address), then you will only be required to submit a new water or electric bill for the address where you reside. If the residency documents on file are incomplete or do not match the submitted utility bill, you will be required to provide new residency documents that match. Requirements and submission procedures will be available on the District’s website in July.