How To Enroll in Online School
Enrollment for the 2021–2022 school year is still open! Follow the steps below to apply today.
TOPS has some specific requirements that are important for you to note before you get started:
Proof of Prior Public School Enrollment
In order to enroll, your child must have attended a Texas public school the prior school year. To show proof of this, you must submit any one of the following documents from the previous school year:
- Report Card
- Progress report
To be eligible to enroll, students also must have:
- Received passing scores in all core courses the prior year. Core courses are defined as math, history, English, and science.
- Passed all attempted STAAR tests for the prior year. If no STAAR test result is available, the student’s overall academic record will be reviewed.
- Satisfactory behavior—No mandatory placement in DAEP or JJAEP and no arrests or incarcerations in previous or current school.
- Never been expelled from school.
Military Exceptions: All military students coming into the state may school with TOPS even if they did not school with a Texas public school the previous year. However, these students must have attended a publicly funded school and will need to be approved by our district partner.
- All high school students who have been previously enrolled in a Texas public high school and no longer reside in Texas as a result of a military deployment or transfer, can enroll in TOPS.
- Please Note: Students must come back for state testing.
All students must meet one of the three enrollment criteria options below:
- Reside in Texas, except as otherwise provided for in TEC Chapter 30A.002
- Not have graduated from high school
- Have been enrolled in a public school in Texas during the preceding year
- Have been previously enrolled in a Texas public high school and no longer reside in Texas as a result of a military deployment or transfer
- Have been placed in substitute care in Texas, regardless of whether the student was enrolled in a public school in Texas in the preceding school year
For more information on H.B. 3646, the 2009 legislation that includes terms of participation for students wishing to enroll in an online virtual school through the TxVSN, you may view the text from the bill.
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1. Access the Parent Portal
2. Submit an Application
Once you've begun an application in the Parent Portal, click the option to add a new student or continue with your application. Simply fill in the fields with your child's information, select Texas Online Preparatory School and click Submit.
3. Complete the Admissions Process
In this step, you'll provide more detailed information about your student and upload additional documents, such as proof of residency and a birth certificate. For a list of specific documents that will be required, contact our enrollment consultants at 888.263.6497.
4. Next Steps
All families participate in a pre-approval telephone conversation with an enrollment consultant. This will help you identify documents you may need to complete, depending on your student’s situation.
5. Receive Official Approval
Upon successful completion of the enrollment process, your student will be approved. Please check your email for important information regarding your student's status and how to access the Online School platform.
Thank you for your interest in Texas Online Preparatory School! If you have questions on the enrollment process or need more information, please check our FAQs or call us at 888.263.6497.
We look forward to welcoming your family into our school community!