Lottery Schools

How to Apply

Every newly-entering Pre-K-12 student who resides in Corpus Christi ISD boundaries is guaranteed a seat at their zoned school. To obtain information about which school your student is zoned to, please use the School Boundaries Locator on the CCISD website. If your Pre-K-12 student is interested in enrolling in any other school, you will need to submit a Corpus Christi ISD Lottery School enrollment application.

 Corpus Christi ISD offers three specialized academic programming campuses, but they do not have academic entry requirements.  These schools do not have attendance boundaries; any student can apply to attend no matter where they live in Corpus Christi.  Students are selected for enrollment through a randomized lottery.  If your child is selected, he/she will be notified.



  • February 1, 2024 - Accepting applications for Lottery

  • February 1, 2024 - New Students to CCISD online pre-registration OPENS for 2024-2025 school year

  • After April 1, 2024 Notification of Pre-K Eligibility

Program Required Information


Corpus Christi ISD offers programs in grades Pre-K-6th grade in which students apply to the campus.  Admission to these programs is based on grade level and random lottery which conducted on the close of the application window.

 It is the policy of Corpus Christi ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. 

Corpus Christi ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.

For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator at , 361-695-7408. 


Criteria For Acceptance Of A Transfer:  In approving a transfer from one CCISD campus to another, the Superintendent or designee will consider the availability of space and instructional staff, the student’s disciplinary history, attendance records and academic performance.

Transportation: of the student to and from school will remain the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Eligibility For UIL Activities: The approval for a CCISD transfer does not guarantee UIL eligibility for a student. Eligibility to participate in University Interscholastic League activities shall be determined by the rules that are established by the most current edition of the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules Handbook. Before you enroll your student/athlete at another Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) school, please make sure you have met with the Athletic Coordinator or Non-Athletic Activity Sponsor (Music, Drill Team, Theatre, NJROTC, etc.) of the high school in your attendance zone.

Eligibility for Varsity Athletic Competition for high school students shall be in accordance with the Office of Athletics Guidelines for Varsity Athletic Competition. FMI: Office of Athletics at (361) 695-7650

Revocation Of Student Transfer:  The receiving principal may, at any time, revoke the transfer of the student during the school year for lack of parental cooperation and/or the following reasons:

(1) fails to attend school without excuse on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year;

(2) fails to maintain satisfactory conduct in and out of classroom and while attending school functions;

(3) fails to maintain passing grades on two report card grading periods and/or fails to progress to the next grade level;

(4) fails to be punctual without excuse and/or picked up daily as per campus regulations on 10 or more days during a semester or 15 or more days during the school year;

(5) commits any other act considered by the principal to be prejudicial to the best interests of the school, subject to review and approval by the Office of Student Support Services and/or

(6) if enrollment exceeds the teacher/student ratio mandated by law or policy.

Application Form

Office of Admissions, Attendance and Student Support Services

801 Leopard Street

Corpus Christi

(361) 695-7242