Enrollment Resources for 2022-2023 School Year
Tests and Grade Level Placement
- Was my student promoted?
- My student is coming from homeschooling or a non-accredited educational institution. In what grade level will he/she be enrolled?
- How do I know if my student passed the 3rd-grade reading tests?
- How do I get the reading test verification letter for my student's driver permit/license?
How the lottery works
- If I am placed in my 1st choice, am I included in the lotteries for my lower ranked choices?
- If I am waitlisted in my first choice, then placed in my second choice, do I remain on the waiting list for my 1st choice?
- Am I removed from all waitlists or only lower ranked wait lists upon accepting a seat into a program?
- Can a student be placed or accepted into multiple schools?
- What happens to other placement and wait list placements upon accepting a seat into a program?
- WHAT EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS ARE INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
- IS MY STUDENT GUARANTEED A SEAT AT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL?
- Can my current Pre-K student remain at an out-of-neighborhood school for kindergarten during the 2022-2023 school year without applying for a transfer?
- IF MY CHILD IS CURRENTLY ON THE WAITLIST FOR A PREK, WILL HE OR SHE CONTINUE TO BE ON THE WAITLIST AT THAT SCHOOL NEXT YEAR FOR KINDERGARTEN OR DO I NEED TO REAPPLY?
- HOW OLD DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO BE IN ORDER TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION?
- Is there a cost to attend Pre-K at Tulsa Public Schools?
- How can I obtain my child’s birth certificate?
- Can my child attend Pre-K if they are not fully potty trained?
- What if my student has a 504 plan, child study plan, or individualized education plan (IEP)?
- Is transportation provided for pre-K students?
We're glad you are interested in our magnet schools and programs. To be considered for acceptance into a magnet school or program, each student must submit a complete application including all required documents.
- Magnet School Application Information / Información para la Solicitud para la Escuela Magnet:
- Elementary / Primaria
- Booker T. Washington: English / Español
- Carver Middle School: English / Español
- Memorial High School: English / Español
- Thomas Edison High School: English / Español
- Thomas Edison Middle School: English / Español
- Will Rogers and Thoreau Middle Schools: English / Español
- Will Rogers High School: English / Español
- HOW ARE STUDENTS ADMITTED TO A CRITERIA-BASED MAGNET SCHOOL?
- MY STUDENT HAS BEEN ENROLLED AND ATTENDING A TULSA PUBLIC SCHOOL. DO I NEED TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION OTHER THAN MY ID AND PROOF OF RESIDENCY FOR A CRITERIA-BASED SCHOOL?
- MY STUDENT ATTENDED A SCHOOL OTHER THAN Tulsa public schools. WHAT DOCUMENTATION DO I NEED TO PROVIDE BESIDES MY ID AND PROOF OF RESIDENCY?
- WHAT IF MY CHILD IS NOT SELECTED IN THE INITIAL CRITERIA-BASED SELECTION PROCESS?
- MY CHILD HAS NEVER BEEN ENROLLED IN OR ATTENDED TULSA PUBLIC SCHOOLS. DO I NEED TO ENROLL MY CHILD BEFORE I CAN SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR A MAGNET TRANSFER?
- CAN STUDENTS WHO LIVE OUTSIDE THE TULSA PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOUNDARY APPLY FOR A MAGNET TRANSFER?
- DO THE OUT-OF-DISTRICT LIMITATIONS PROHIBIT US FROM BEING ADMITTED THROUGH PROGRESSIVE (PREFERENTIAL) ENROLLMENT (I.E. MAYO TO THOREAU)?
- WE LIVED IN THE DISTRICT WHEN WE MADE APPLICATION TO THE MAGNET SCHOOLS, BUT AT THE TIME OF THE ADMISSION PROCESS, WE HAD MOVED OUT OF THE DISTRICT. WILL MY CHILD'S APPLICATION STILL BE CONSIDERED?
- IF I ATTEND ROGERS middle school OR EDISON MIDDLE SCHOOL MAGNET PROGRAMS, DO I STILL NEED TO APPLY TO THE HIGH SCHOOL-LEVEL MAGNET SCHOOL?
- WHAT IS A district-authorized CHARTER SCHOOL?
- CAN ANYONE ATTEND A district-authorized CHARTER SCHOOL? ARE THERE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS?
- WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH AVAILABLE SPACES TO ADMIT ALL STUDENTS THAT APPLY TO A CHARTER SCHOOL?
- ARE district-authorized CHARTER SCHOOLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS?
- HOW ARE district-authorized CHARTER SCHOOLS FUNDED?
- DO district-authorized CHARTER SCHOOLS PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SCHOOL?
- DO district-authorized CHARTER SCHOOLS CHARGE TUITION?
- ARE district-authorized CHARTER SCHOOLS NON-PROFIT?
- WHAT MAKES district-authorized CHARTER SCHOOLS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SCHOOLS?
With the enactment of Senate Bill 783 (2021), the Legislature made comprehensive reforms to Oklahoma’s school transfer laws, namely revising the requirements for accepting and denying student transfers and requiring school districts to set and list enrollment capacities on their websites. These changes, among others, go into effect January 1, 2022, and make students eligible to request a transfer to any district in the state, regardless of where they live.
A parent or guardian may request a transfer at any time of the school year.
To request a transfer, simply complete the Oklahoma Student Open Transfer Application on the State Department of Education website. Individuals without access to the internet may obtain the form from the local school district of residency or print it here.
A student may only complete two out-of-district transfers per school year. This limit does not include re-enrolling in your district of residence. Additionally, students in foster care many complete any number of transfers in a given school year and are not subject to the two-transfer limit.
A student may only complete one transfer to a statewide virtual charter school per school year. Any subsequent transfer to any other statewide virtual charter school within the same year requires the concurrence of both the resident school district and the receiving virtual charter school.
A student may be granted a one-year transfer and may continue to attend the school each school year with the approval of the receiving district. At the end of each school year, a school district may deny continued transfer of the student for discipline or attendance as described below.
Transfers may be denied by the receiving district for any of the following reasons:
a. The desired grade level at the school site has exceeded its enrollment capacity;
b. There are incidents of student discipline for reason(s) outlined in 70 O.S. § 24-101.3; and/or
c. The student has a history of absences, which is defined as ten or more unexcused absences in one semester 70 O.S. § 8-101.2 (B)(2).
Lack of capacity is an allowable reason for denying an initial transfer. Transfers must be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Special consideration is distinct for the following student groups:
a. Students with disabilities: Prior to the approval of the transfer of a child on an individualized education program (IEP), a joint IEP conference must be conducted between the district of residence and the receiving district. The receiving district must establish the availability of the appropriate staff, and services prior to approving the transfer.
b. Military dependent students: A student who applies for a transfer and whose parent/guardian is an active member of the military or a member of the military reserve on active duty cannot be denied a transfer because of capacity limitations.
c. Students of Teachers: A child of a parent/legal guardian employed as a “teacher” in a district may transfer into that district regardless of capacity. Under the law, the definition of teacher includes teachers, nurses, librarians, counselors and administrators who are certified employees.
d. Students in foster care: Any student in foster care currently placed in the home of another student enrolled in a district may transfer to said district regardless of capacity. Additionally, students in foster care many complete any number of transfer in a given school year and are not subject to the two-transfer limit.
After a school district denies a transfer, the parent or legal guardian of the student has 10 days to appeal the denial to the local board of education. If the school district board of education upholds the denial of the transfer, the parent or legal guardian may appeal the denial to the state Board of Education within 10 days of receiving notice of the local board’s decision.
If you have questions or need assistance, please call the Tulsa Public Schools Enrollment Center at 918-746-7500.
- HOW DOES ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY WORK?
- IF I ENROLL AT MY LOWER-RANKED SCHOOL AND PARTICIPATE IN SUMMER PRACTICES AND CAMPS WITH A TEAM WILL I BE ELIGIBLE TO PLAY SPORTS AT A HIGHER-RANKED SCHOOL IF A SEAT BECOMES AVAILABLE?
- WHAT IF I DID PARTICIPATE IN A SCRIMMAGE OR GAME?
- IF I CHANGE SCHOOLS AFTER HAVING PRACTICED WITH ONE SCHOOL, DO I HAVE TO RE-ENTER EVERYTHING INTO RANK ONE OR WILL MY INFORMATION TRANSFER?
- IF I DECIDE TO APPLY TO A DIFFERENT HIGH SCHOOL AFTER COMPLETING A YEAR AT ONE, AM I ELIGIBLE TO PLAY SPORTS AT THE NEW SCHOOL?
- IF I APPLY FOR A TRANSFER TO (AND ATTEND) A SCHOOL THAT IS NOT MY NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL AND DECIDE TO ATTEND MY NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL THE FOLLOWING YEAR, AM I ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?