August 17 - First Day of Instruction - 9th Grade
August 18 - First Day of School - Districtwide
Welcome to our 2021-22 Back-to-School page! Please bookmark it, and help us spread the word, as we're adding new information all the time. Great things happen here!
- New Student Registration
- Open Enrollment (for non-residents)
- PreK Qualification & Registration Information
- Registration for Returning Students
- Accelerated Early College Program Information
New Student Registration
- Go to the link provided below.
- Click "Create Account."
- You will be prompted to provide information about yourself and the child(ren) you are enrolling.
Questions? Call 281-604-7000.
How does my child qualify for prekindergarten?
There are several ways that children can qualify for enrollment in prekindergarten including:
Household income/SNAP recipient
Children of active military
- Children in foster care
If I think my child might qualify, what do I do next?
Call us at 281-604-7030. We will need to see the following documents:
- Child's birth certificate
- Child's immunization records
- Proof of residential address (e.g. utility bill or lease agreement)
- Parent ID
For income qualifiers (one of the following):
- Current pay stubs;
- SNAP letter; or
- Income tax documentation (if self-employed)
For military qualifiers:
- Parent military ID
For foster care qualifiers:
- PreK eligible letter from DFPs
ACE and Dual Enrollment
Accelerated College Education (ACE) and Dual Enrollment (DE) are programs that have been developed through a partnership between La Porte ISD and San Jacinto College. Through these programs, La Porte High School students have the opportunity to enroll in San Jacinto College and take classes for which the student will receive both high school and college credit.
Accelerated College Education
Accelerated College Education (ACE) is a rigorous program designed to allow students to graduate high school with an Associate’s Degree from San Jacinto College. Students will take courses at San Jacinto College (Main Campus) as well as classes at the high school campus. The district will provide transportation between the two campuses; however, students do have the options of driving or having their own transportation.
Students are invited to participate in the ACE program at the beginning of the Spring Semester of the students’ sophomore year. Once the grades for the Fall Semester are finalized, student who have achieved certain criteria are invited into the program. These requirements include:
- Passing high school Algebra 1 in the 8th Grade;
- Scoring at the “Meets Grade Level” on the Algebra 1 STAAR EOC;
- Have taken and maintained an average of at least 80% in Geometry Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) as a 9th Grade
- Enrolled in Algebra 2 Pre-AP (or higher Pre-AP math course) in 10th grade and maintained an average of at least 80% at the completion of the Fall Semester.
- Have taken and maintained an average of at least 80% in all other AP and Pre-AP classes (at least 2 other courses)
- Students must comply with the state compensatory attendance law (TEC Section 25.085) and have fewer than _______ tardies.
- Students must have a good discipline record
Students who meet the criteria will receive an invitation to attend a mandatory meeting that will address the expectations and requirements of the ACE program, as well as the process for enrolling into San Jacinto College. This meeting will take place early in the Spring Semester of the students’ 10th grade year.
Once a student has decided to participate in the ACE program, the next step is for the student to enroll in the college. These steps include:
- Submit an application to San Jacinto College
- Meet college readiness standards through 1, or combination of, the 3 following ways
- STAAR EOC: Scale Score of 4000 or above on the English 2 and Algebra exams
- PSAT: 460 or above on the EBRW section and 510 or above on the Math section
- TSI: 350 or above on the Math section, 351 or above on the Reading section, 340 or above on the multiple choice Writing section and a 4 or above on the Essay
- Provide proof of immunizations (most students may need a meningitis shot)
- Submit the Dual Credit/Early Admissions Enrollment Permission Form
Once students have completed the enrollment process, students will be required to attend an Orientation at San Jacinto College at the end of the Spring Semester. Students will then start classes at San Jacinto College during the Summer Semester of their 10th Grade year. Students will also be required to take classes during the Summer Semester of their 11th grade year as part of the ACE program.
Students will meet with an academic advisor every semester at San Jacinto College to create their college schedule. The high school will work with the college as much as possible; however, there are some restrictions on class schedules. The district will not pay tuition or provide district transportation for students to take night classes at the college. If a student wants to take a night class, then the student would be responsible for paying the tuition and fees for the course. While these classes would count towards the student’s Associate degree, it would not count for high school credit.
In order to graduate with an Associate Degree, students must stay diligent with their studies. There is not much opportunity to make up classes if classes are failed or dropped. Students who fail or drop more than two classes will be removed from the ACE program. Students who fail or drop a class past the reimbursement date will be responsible for repaying the district the cost of tuition. The amount will be attached to the student’s school fee bill and must be repaid. The LPHS Associate Principal must approve any request to drop a class prior to dropping the class.
Students should be aware that the grading scales for La Porte High School and San Jacinto College are different. In order to receive high school credit for a college course a student must receive an average of at least 70%. If a student receives an average less than 70%, the student will not receive high school credit and possibly be placed in credit recovery if the credit is needed in order to meet high school graduation requirements. The student that receives a grade of at least 60% will receive college credit at San Jacinto College; however, the student will not receive high school credit.
High School Credit = greater than or equal to 70%
College Credit = greater than or equal to 60%
All books are paid for by La Porte ISD and must be returned to the high school at the completion of every semester. If a student fails to return books at the end of the semester, the cost of the books will be charged to the student’s fee bill.
School Supplies Lists
- 2021-22 Dress Code
- Bus Rider Registration
- Free Breakfast and Lunch this School Year
- Complete a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application
Please fill out the following form to register your student for transportation during the 2021-22 school year.
Students are eligible for transportation only if they meet the following criteria:
- live within the attendance zone of the assigned school AND live at least 2 miles away from the campus; and
- must cross a Board-recognized hazard zone.
Please be aware that filling out this form does NOT guarantee a bus ride for your student.
To verify transportation eligibility and bus stop locations:
- Visit Versatrans eLink.
- Select "School/Transportation Search" under the "Students" menu.
If you cannot find your bus stop information, have trouble logging in to e-Link or have general questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation will not contact you directly with bus information. Please check eLink or email email@example.com.
Any registration forms submitted after July 29, 2021 may take up to ten school days to be assigned to a stop.
Please Note: Bus stop information may change as student ridership volume changes. Therefore, it is important to visit e-Link frequently during the registration process and during the first few weeks of school.
Please contact Transportation at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
La Porte ISD's award winning School Nutrition department is happy to announce that all students enrolled here will receive free breakfast and lunch this school year. It's and honor and a privilege to serve your students, and we look forward to seeing them enjoy our delicious entrees, fresh produce, and everything else we have to offer. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, we'd love to hear them. Feel free to email us at email@example.com or call (281) 604-6950.
Although no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-23 school year. As such, La Porte ISD will process household applications during School Year 2021-22 to ensure student eligibility for free or reduced-price meals during the first 30 days of the 2022-23 school year.
Please consider filling out a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application (available Aug. 2) if you feel you may qualify for the program. Completing these applications helps parents and the district in several ways, including:
- Increased state and federal funding for school budgets
- Fee waivers or discounts associated with college applications, athletic fees, and athletic camps
- Increased funding for technology services
- Discounted fees for academic tests
- Free or reduced prices on La Porte ISD's healthy, delicious breakfasts and lunches
Meet the Teacher/Supplies Drop-off
4-5 p.m. - Kindergarten Orientation
5:15-6:30 - Meet teacher/Supplies drop-off
College Park Elementary
August 16, 5-6:30 p.m.
(Postcard to be mailed the week of Aug. 9 with additional details.)
4-5 p.m. - Kindergarten Orientation
5:30-6:30 p.m. - Supplies drop-off
La Porte Elementary
4:30-5:30 p.m. - PreK & Kindergarten
5:30-6:30 p.m. - 1st - 5th grades
4-5 p.m. - Kindergarten Roundup
5:30-6:30 p.m. - Meet the Teacher
Jennie Reid Elementary
4-5 p.m. - Kindergarten Meet teacher/Supplies drop-off
5:15-6:30 p.m. - 1st-5th grades
Leo A. Rizzuto Elementary
4-5 p.m. - Kindergarten
5:30-6:3- p.m. - 1st - 5th grades
La Porte Jr. High
Aug. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. - 7th graders
Aug. 13 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - 8th graders
If your school isn't listed, please check back soon. We regularly receive information to update this page.
Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12
(Texas Department of State Health Services)
This chart summarizes the vaccine requirements incorporated in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 25 Health Services, §§97.61-97.72. This document is not intended as a substitute for the TAC, which has other provisions and details. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is granted authority to set immunization requirements by the Texas Education Code, Chapter 38.
2021-2022 Immunization Requirements for Schools
A student shall show acceptable evidence of vaccination prior to entry, attendance, or transfer to a child-care facility or public or private elementary or secondary school in Texas.
- For college and university requirements, please see Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for College Entry
- For child-care facility requirements, please see Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Child-Care Facilities
(Attention to notes and footnotes)
|Minimum Number of Doses Required by Grade Level||NOTES|
|K - 6th||7th||8th - 12th|
|5 doses or 4 doses||3 dose primary series and 1 Tdap/Td booster within last 5 years||3 dose primary series and 1 Tdap/Td booster within last 10 years||
For K — 6th grade: 5 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine; 1 dose must have been received on or after the 4th birthday. However, 4 doses meet the requirement if the 4th dose was received on or after the 4th birthday. For students aged 7 years and older, 3 doses meet the requirement if 1 dose was received on or after the 4th birthday.
For 7th grade: 1 dose of Tdap is required if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine.
For 8th — 12th grade: 1 dose of Tdap is required when 10 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine. Td is acceptable in place of Tdap if a medical contraindication to pertussis exists.
|Polio 1||4 doses or 3 doses||For K — 12th grade: 4 doses of polio; 1 dose must be received on or after the 4th birthday. However, 3 doses meet the requirement if the 3rd dose was received on or after the 4th birthday.|
|Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) 1, 2||2 doses||
For K — 12 grade: 2 doses are required, with the 1st dose received on or after the 1st birthday. Students vaccinated prior to 2009 with 2 doses of measles and one dose each of rubella and mumps satisfy this requirement.
|Hepatitis B 2||3 doses||For students aged 11 — 15 years, 2 doses meet the requirement if adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax®) was received. Dosage (10 mcg / 1.0 mL) and type of vaccine (Recombivax®) must be clearly documented. If Recombivax® was not the vaccine received, a 3-dose series is required.|
|Varicella 1, 2, 3||2 doses||
The 1st dose of varicella must be received on or after the 1st birthday.
For K — 12th grade: 2 doses are required.
|Meningococcal (MCV4)1||Not Required||1 dose||
For 7th — 12th grade, 1 dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine is required on or after the student’s 11th birthday.
Note: If a student received the vaccine at 10 years of age, this will satisfy the requirement.
|Hepatitis A 1, 2||
The 1st dose of hepatitis A must be received on or after the 1st birthday.
For K — 12th grade: 2 doses are required.
3. Previous illness may be documented with a written statement from a physician, school nurse, or the child’s parent or guardian containing wording such as: “This is to verify that (name of student) had varicella disease (chickenpox) on or about (date) and does not need varicella vaccine.” This written statement will be acceptable in place of any and all varicella vaccine doses required.
Texas law allows (a) physicians to write medical exemption statements which clearly state a medical reason exists and the person cannot receive specific vaccines, and (b) parents/guardians to choose an exemption from immunization requirements for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. The law does not allow parents/guardians to elect an exemption simply because of inconvenience (for example, a record is lost or incomplete and it is too much trouble to go to a physician or clinic to correct the problem). Schools should maintain an up-to-date list of students with exemptions, so they may be excluded in times of emergency or epidemic declared by the commissioner of public health.
Instructions for requesting the official exemption affidavit that must be signed by parents/guardians choosing the exemption for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief, can be found on the Exemption Information page of this website. Original Exemption Affidavit must be completed and submitted to the school.
For children claiming medical exemptions, a written statement by the physician must be submitted to the school. Unless it is written in the statement that a lifelong condition exists, the exemption statement is valid for only one year from the date signed by the physician. More information regarding medical exemptions can be found on the Exemption Information page of this website. Original Exemption Affidavit must be completed and submitted to the school.
All immunizations should be completed by the first date of attendance. The law requires that students be fully vaccinated against the specified diseases. A student may be enrolled provisionally if the student has an immunization record that indicates the student has received at least one dose of each specified age-appropriate vaccine required by this rule. Student must not be overdue for next dose in series to be considered provisional. To remain enrolled, the student must complete the required subsequent doses in each vaccine series on schedule and as rapidly as is medically feasible and provide acceptable evidence of vaccination to the school. A school nurse or school administrator shall review the immunization status of a provisionally enrolled student every 30 days to ensure continued compliance in completing the required doses of vaccination. If, at the end of the 30-day period, a student has not received a subsequent dose of vaccine, the student is not in compliance and the school shall exclude the student from school attendance until the required dose is administered.
Additional guidelines for provisional enrollment of students transferring from one Texas public or private school to another, students who are dependents of active duty military, students in foster care, and students who are homeless can be found in the TAC, Title 25 Health Services, Sections 97.66 and 97.69.
Since many types of personal immunization records are in use, any document will be acceptable provided a physician or public health personnel has validated it. The month, day, and year that the vaccination was received must be recorded on all school immunization records created or updated after September 1, 1991.
Further Help and Resources
For further assistance, please see Frequently Asked Questions on the Changes to 2016 - 2017 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students in Grades K - 12.