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Thank you for your interest in enrolling your student at Highland Park High School. Students must live within the district boundaries of HPISD in order to attend our school.  If you are planning a move to our district you can click here to check a specific address in SchoolSite Locator, the district's interactive attendance boundary locator, to make sure that the address is within HPISD attendance boundaries.


If you have questions regarding enrollment at Highland Park High School

please contact Tammy Boetsch at [email protected] or (214) 780-3740.


hphs campus TOURs

Highland Park High School offers two group campus tours each school year; our Winter tour takes place in December, the week before our final exams, and our Spring tour takes place in March, the week after our Spring Break.  Both tours take place in the afternoon outside of school hours.  Tours are open to current grade 8 – 11 prospective students and parents who will be new to HPISD for the 2023-24 school year.  Any questions regarding HPHS tours please contact Tammy Boetsch at [email protected] or (214) 780-3740.


Our Spring group tour is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 2023, with sign-ups expected to begin the week before we leave for Spring Break.  Check back here in March for confirmed details for the Spring HPHS campus tour. 


Prospective New Student Online Virtual Tour 

For those families who are unable to attend one of our two opportunities for an in-person tour we invite you to click the link below to join us on a virtual tour of our campus. 


Virtual Tour Link






Click here to access HPISD enrollment Q&A



Enrollment at HPHS is a two-step process.  Our HPISD New Student Enrollment application must be completed AND the required enrollment documents will need to be provided by uploading them to our secure upload link.


An Enrollment Application (Step 1) will not be reviewed until after the enrollment documents have been uploaded and submitted (Step 2).  Therefore, please be sure to submit both steps in a consecutive manner on the same day.


After the application and enrollment documents have been reviewed you will receive an email either 1) indicating that the application and documents were approved or 2) a notification that there are missing documents that you will be required to submit before the enrollment process can continue.


In order to have an enrollment appointment scheduled both Steps 1 and 2

of the enrollment process must have been completed, submitted and approved then you will be contacted to schedule your student’s enrollment appointment.






STEP #1:

Parents will first need to complete a Skyward New Student Enrollment Application (via a parent Skyward account).  Once the online application is completed please immediately return to this enrollment page to upload the required enrollment documents (see Step #2 for the document upload link). 


FOR NEW SKYWARD USERS:   If you are new to the district and do not have a parent Skyward account, click here to begin the new student enrollment process.

FOR RETURNING SKYWARD USERS:  If you already have a parent Skyward account (example:  you have other children who are current HPISD students or you are enrolling a student who previously* attended an HPISD school) click here to begin the new student enrollment process *If you have a Skyward account and are enrolling a student who previously attended HPISD schools, withdrew and is returning to HPHS, you may need to contact me if your Skyward account needs to be reactivated.


When completing the application be sure to:

  • Use your child’s legal name as it appears on the birth certificate.
  • Complete each page.  *pay special attention to last section “Additional District Forms” – be sure to fill out all forms and eSign each one!
  • Click the "Submit Application to the District" button at the very end.


STEP #2:

Parents will upload various required enrollment documents by using a secure upload link:  Click here for the New Student Enrollment Document Upload Form.

It is recommended that you have your enrollment documents scanned and saved into PDF files and ready to upload prior to completing Step 1.  SEE ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BELOW.

*To learn how to scan a document into a PDF file using your smartphone, click here.

List of Required Documents:

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Social Security Card (if student has one)
  3. Immunization Records
  4. Parent ID (i.e. Driver's license or State ID)
  5. Copy of one of the following in its entirety: deed of trust or warranty deed or closing settlement statement or current lease of reasonable duration (all pages)
  6. Current water or electric utility bill for the same address (all pages)
  7. Most recent report card 
  8. High School Transcript from current/former school (students in grades 9 – 12 with HS credits must provide a transcript) 
  9. Copy of Withdrawal Form from former school, if transferring in grades 9 - 12 during the school year

Possible Required Documents if Applicable:

  • Most recent custody documents, divorce decree or other legal documents related to the child, if applicable
  • Health Plan Documents (for those students with health conditions such as asthma, seizures, diabetes, etc.)
  • Special Program Documents (Special Education, 504, Dyslexia, Speech Therapy, etc.)    .

 If you are enrolling a new student who has 504 or Special Education accommodations please see the important information below which includes a list of documents that will be required to be provided/uploaded.



Parents may click here for more information about temporary or substitute documents that should be provided if you are missing any of the required documents.


If you have any questions related to a document that you are not able to provide or upload please contact me before submitting any documents.



HPHS Enrollments are available by appointment only,

no walk-in appointments can be accommodated.



Thank you,

Tammy Boetsch

New Student Enrollments, Residency

  & Off Campus Course/CBE Coordinator

HPHS Counseling Office

Direct Ph:  (214) 780-3740

Email:  [email protected]


Highland Park High School
4220 Emerson Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75205




Services related to 504 Plans or Special Education:
Please be advised if your new student requires 504 or Special Education services I will see that the appropriate Coordinator for that service is requested to be in attendance at your student’s enrollment meeting with the Counselor. Your student’s 504 or Special Ed documents should be uploaded along with the additional required enrollment documents and I will take care of providing copies, of those special service documents, to the appropriate Coordinator. If your student has received prior services for 504 or Special Ed please be sure to check the appropriate box on the “Services Previously Provided” form found in “Step #5 Additional District Forms” of the enrollment application.


*If you are enrolling a new student that has been receiving 504 Accommodations at their prior school please be sure to include in your document upload - a copy of their physicians diagnosis /  testing / PsychoEducational Eval and letter/statement from the transferring school that shows the accommodations the student was provided with during the 2021-22 school year. Not including or missing 504 Documents could delay the scheduling of your students enrollment appointment. 

*If you are enrolling a new student that receives Special Education Services please be sure to include in your document upload, a copy of their IEP records, goals/objectives and notes from last ARD and any other pertinent SpEd paperwork you may have or from the transferring school.  Not including or missing SpEd documents could delay the scheduling of your student’s enrollment appointment. 



If you are interested in your new student being tested for the HPISD Talented and Gifted program, please be advised that TAG testing for new students will take place in August.  If your student was in the TAG program at their transferring school please be sure to indicate this on the “Services Previously Provided” form found in “Step #5 Additional District Forms” of the enrollment application. Also, when you meet with your student’s counselor, for the enrollment appointment, please confirm with the counselor that you would like for your student to be tested for TAG.




Additional Important Information for New Students & Parents:


2022-2023 HP Scots Athletic Tryout Information

*In order for a new student to participate or try out for a sport, both steps of the enrollment process must have been completed and approved and the student scheduled for their enrollment appointment.  Upon being scheduled an enrollment appointment they will received their Student ID# which will be required to complete their Rank One Athletic Forms (students cannot participate in any sport until these athletic forms are completed)  Please visit the following link for Rank One instructions once you have obtained the Student’s ID#: HPHS Sports - Rank One Instructions 2022-2023.



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