How Do I Enroll My Child in School?

  • General Information

    • All children who are five years of age or over, but under 21 years of age on or before the first day of September and who reside within the San Marcos CISD may attend San Marcos CISD schools.
    • A minor student residing in the District but whose parent, guardian, or other person having lawful control under a court order does not reside in the District shall present a Power of Attorney assigning responsibility for the student in all school-related matters to an adult resident of the District.
    • Students entering a District school from accredited public, private, or parochial schools after grade 1 shall provide evidence of prior schooling outside the District. They shall be placed initially at the grade level reached elsewhere, pending observation by the classroom teacher, guidance personnel, and the principal. On the basis of these observations and results of tests that may be administered by appropriate District personnel, the principal shall determine the final grade placement.
    • "Accredited" shall be defined as accreditation by TEA, an equivalent agency from another state, or an accrediting association recognized by the Commissioner of Education.
    • Students entering a District school from non-accredited public, private, or parochial schools, including homeschools, shall be placed initially at the discretion of the principal, pending observation by classroom teachers, guidance personnel, and the principal. Criteria for placement may include:
      • Scores on achievement tests, which may be administered by appropriate District personnel.
      • Recommendation of the sending school.
      • Prior academic record.
      • Chronological age and social and emotional development of the student.
      • Other criteria deemed appropriate by the principal.
    • The District shall validate high school credit for courses of transfer students from non-accredited public, private, or parochial schools by testing or by other evidence that the courses meet State Board requirements and standards.

Bonham Pre-Kindergarten School

  • Bonham Pre-Kindergarten School offers both free and tuition-based program for 4-year-old students.  The school is located at 1225 Hwy 123, San Marcos, TX 78666. There will be a limited amount of slots available for the tuition-supported program and tuition registration will be on a first come first serve basis. Contact the school for more information – 512-757-8234.  There are no limits for students who are eligible for the free state-mandated prekindergarten program.  

    If your child was never enrolled at Bonham Pre-K, or was previously enrolled at Bonham Pre-K , withdrew, and is now enrolling again, please complete the new student enrollment online form: <link here>

    IMPORTANT NOTE:  Parents must have a valid email address in order to start the online application. 

    The following are required for first time enrollment.  After completing the online application, take these items to school to complete the registration process:

    • Certified copy of the child’s birth certificate;
    • Current immunization records as required by the Texas Department of State Health Services;
    • Proof of residence [i.e. deed, lease agreement, OR a recent utility bill (water, electric or gas.)]
    • Providing a Social Security card or number is optional. SMCISD will not refuse enrollment of any student opting not to provide a social security card/number. In lieu of a social security number, a state identification number will be provided for educational purposes only.
    • Photo ID of parent or guardian (Texas law requires that a child must be enrolled by a parent, or guardian who has legal control of the student under a court order.)

All San Marcos CISD Elementary Schools (Grades K-5)

  • A child must be five years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year to enroll in kindergarten. Students may be subject to an assessment to determine eligibility for a grade if coming from a private institution. Contact the school principal for additional guidance. 

    The following are required for first time enrollment.  After completing the online application, take these items to school to complete the registration process:

    • Certified copy of the child’s birth certificate if the student is under the age of 11.
      • Other proof of birth (birth certificate, hospital birth record, school records, etc.) are acceptable if the student is 11 years old or older;
    • Current immunization records as required by the Texas Department of State Health Services;
    • Proof of residence [i.e. deed, lease agreement, OR a recent utility bill (water, electric or gas.)]
    • Providing a Social Security card or number is optional. SMCISD will not refuse enrollment of any student opting not to provide a social security card/number. In lieu of a social security number, a state identification number will be provided for educational purposes only.
    • Photo ID of parent or guardian (Texas law requires that a child must be enrolled by a parent, or guardian who has legal control of the student under a court order.)

    For summer enrollment:  If your child was not enrolled on the last day of the prior school year at any San Marcos CISD campus, please complete the new student enrollment online form: <link here>

    During the current school year:  If your child was previously enrolled at any San Marcos CISD campus, withdrew, and is now enrolling again, please complete the new student enrollment online form: <link here>

    IMPORTANT NOTE:  Parents must have a valid email address in order to start the online application. 

    To find out which school your child may attend based on your address, use the Attendance Zone & Bus Information Search.

San Marcos CISD Secondary Schools (Grades 6-12)

  • The following are required for first time enrollment.  After completing the online application, take these items to school to complete the registration process:

    • Proof of birth (birth certificate, passport, military record, etc.);
    • Photo ID of parent or guardian (Texas law requires that a student must be enrolled by a parent or guardian who has legal control of the student under a court order.)
    • Current immunization records as required by the Texas Department of State Health Services;
    • Proof of residence [i.e. deed, lease agreement, OR a recent utility bill (water, electric or gas)];
    • Name of prior school attended; copies of prior school records if available;
    • Providing a Social Security card or number is optional. SMCISD will not refuse enrollment of any student opting not to provide a social security card/number. In lieu of a social security number, a state identification number will be provided for educational purposes only.


    For summer enrollment:  If your child was not enrolled on the last day of the prior school year at any San Marcos CISD campus, please complete the new student enrollment online form: <link here>

    During the current school year:  If your child was previously enrolled at any San Marcos CISD campus, withdrew, and is now enrolling again, please complete the new student enrollment online form: <link here>

    IMPORTANT NOTE:  Parents must have a valid email address in order to start the online application. 

    To find out which school your child may attend based on your address, use the Attendance Zone & Bus Information Search.