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Enrollment Requirements

Welcome to Bland Middle School! You can use this site to find information about enrolling your student in one of our schools – no matter if he or she is new to our District or has previously attended BISD.

Either way, Bland ISD requires families to provide proof of residency each year in order to complete the enrollment and registration process. That’s because schools are assigned based on where a student lives. BISD does not accept out-of-district transfers or fees to enroll out-of-district students.

Students MUST be enrolled by: 

  • the natural parent,
  • legal guardian or
  • other person having legal control under a court order

The person enrolling the student must present their driver's license or Department of Transportation identification card at the time of enrollment.

Enrollment Process

To enroll a new student or review your annual registeration for the 2022-2023 school year, please read and complete the steps outlined below:

Click on the Parent Portal button below:
 Ascender Parent Portal

  • New Students: If you are new to the district and wish to enroll a student, click Create Account.
  • Returning Students: Log on and complete the Returning Student Enrollment process.

Gather Required Documents for Upload in Parent Portal

Bland ISD requires a parent or guardian to provide a copy of the following documents to complete the registration process:

  • Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization Records
  • Proof of Residency - Please note: if you cannot yet produce a current utility bill with a Bland ISD address, a contract on a home or apartment lease will suffice until you can provide a current utility bill (required before starting school).
  • Driver's License of Enrolling Parents

Please be sure to review the documents accepted for proof of residency and double-check that your child's immunization records are up to date and reflect all the requirements of the state of Texas, which may vary from other states/countries.​​ 

If a language other than English is spoken most of the time in your home and by your child, an oral language proficiency test will be administered at a later date to determine your student's eligibility for the appropriate language program: English as a Second Language (ESL).

Acceptable proof of residency is one of the following:

  • A copy of a current (current or previous month) utility bill (electric, gas or water) which shows the current usage on it.
  • A current lease (for 30 days until a utility bill is available).
  • If you have recently purchased your home, a copy of the closing papers will suffice until a utility bill is available to reproduce (within 30 days).
  • If you are living with a relative or friend in the BISD attendance zone, an affidavit must be completed, notarized and returned to the school office along with a current utility bill.  

Please note the enrollment process will not be complete until this documentation is received by your child’s campus. Students will not receive a class list or course enrollment information until it has been provided. Students who are unable to produce documentation to verify residency the Bland ISD attendance zone may not be able to attend a Bland ISD school and will be subject to withdrawal. If you have questions, or need to have a copy made for you, please call the school or come by our offices.

Presenting a false record or falsifying records is an offense under Section 37.10, Penal code, and enrollment of the child under false documents subjects the person to liability for tuition or other costs. TEC Sec. 25.002(3)(d).