TEXARKANA, Texas – Applications for students entering the 2020-2021 Kindergarten Class at Martha and Josh Morriss Mathematics & Engineering School are being accepted now through Friday, December 20.
Applications are available for download at www.txkisd.net or at the TISD Central Office, 4241 Summerhill Road. Completed applications must be submitted no later than December 20 in person or via postal mail to 4241 Summerhill Road, Texarkana, Texas 75503. An acknowledgement receipt will be given at the time of submission. Proof of residency (current photo id or driver’s license along with a utility statement, lease agreement or tax appraisal statement) will be required with all applications.
Students must be five years old by September 1, 2020 to apply. All applicants will be required to take Entrance Assessments in February 2020.
The selection process for students will be based on a scoring rubric that awards points based on performance on the required Entrance Assessments, sibling status and TISD district residency. Additional rubric scoring points will also be given to children of staff employed full time at Morriss Elementary School. Applicants with the highest composite score will be selected for admittance.
An Open House for interested parents will be held on Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the campus. School Tours are being offered every Tuesday during November and December from 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
The Martha and Josh Morriss Mathematics & Engineering Elementary School offers students an instructional-focused elementary campus. The school has instructional opportunities specifically in the areas of math, engineering and technology with direct ties to Texas A&M University-Texarkana College of Education and Liberal Arts and College of Engineering.
For more information, contact 903.794.3651 ext. 1030 or visit www.txkisd.net.
Currently featuring eleven campuses, along with a virtual school academy, TISD provides a quality education for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Additionally, the District offers career & technology and special education opportunities for pre-school and school-age children and operates Tiger Learning Centers that provide childcare services for children ages three and up.