The Online Application Process
Q. How long does it take to complete the online application process?
Typically, filling out the application should take roughly 10 minutes. Collecting the required documents and submission material could take a matter of days.
Q. What do I need to do for my child's application to be eligible.
After filling out the application, Manor ISD will have a further requirement that applicants must meet for their application to be marked as eligible. The parent or guardian of each applicant is responsible for providing the documents necessary for the application to be processed. The parent or guardian must provide:
· A letter of interest from the student
· A one- to three-minute video of why the student wants to attend the New Tech school
· One teacher letter of recommendation
· One community member letter of recommendation
· Parents can submit the required documentation at this link.
Q. What if I do not have access to a computer?
Computers will be available at the front desk of each campus for parents to use to fill out an application.
Q. Is there another way of submitting an application other than online?
Paper applications will be available at each campus. Paper applications must be submitted to your child's current campus no later than close of business on Jan. 18, 2018. These applications will be entered by the campus registrar or administrator into the electronic lottery system.
Q. Once I've submitted the application electronically, how will I know that the submission is successful?
Once the application is completed online and the required submission materials are submitted, you will receive a generated message based on the email address you provided when you created an account. However, for your
Q. Should I allow anyone else to use my account?
It is the user's responsibility to protect the integrity of any information entered in the system. This includes but is not limited to passwords or personal information about you or your child. You must also agree not to share your login information or password with anyone except a parent or legal guardian.
Q. My account has been disabled because I've attempted to login too many times. Should I set up another account?
No. You must call the Office for an administrator to assist you.
Selection ProcessQ. What are the priorities for the 2018-19 lottery?
Q. Are students selected based on a first-come, first serve process?
All eligible applications submitted by the application deadline with the required materials will be entered into the lottery. Students are selected based on pre-defined Board-approved criteria (if applicable) such as: sibling and staff priorities.
Preference in acceptance to Manor New Tech schools will be given to the following,
• Children of board members or Manor ISD employees
• Siblings of students who attend the school to which the student is applying
• For New Tech High, preference will be given to the current 8th-grade students attending Manor New Tech Middle School
• For New Tech Middle School, preference will be given to the current 5th-grade students attending Lagos Elementary School or Pioneer Crossing Elementary School
All preferences are dependent on applications being submitted before the Jan. 18 deadline.
Q. How is the lottery conducted?
An external consultant conducts the lottery for each application period using Board-approved criteria.
Q. When will parents be notified if they are selected to participate in a program?
Parents will receive notification by email if their child has been selected once the lottery has been completed.
Q. What if my child is not selected for the initial lottery process?
Once the initial emails have been sent to those students who are accepted, parents must accept or decline the seat. Once vacancies become available, students in the waiting pool will be offered seats using the selection process.
Q. Can I submit an application after the Jan. 18 deadline?
Yes. However, the following limitations will apply:
-No priorities (i.e. sibling attending, current staff member, current board member, or graduating classes) will be applied to late applications, and students will be placed at the end of the waitlist in the order in which their applications are received.
-If you become employed by Manor ISD after the application window has closed and would like your child to attend Manor New Tech Middle or High, please contact Human Resources.
Q. If I live outside of the district boundaries, will I need to fill out a transfer form for my child(ren)?
Yes. Out-of-district students who receive a seat from the lottery still need to submit transfer paperwork to Manor ISD as per the board’s intradistrict transfer policy. Email communication will be sent via the SmartChoice lottery platform to these families with more information on the transfer process.