Houston's simplified K-12 school applications.

It’s never been easier to find and apply to the right schools for your children.

To ease the burden for parents applying to multiple schools, Apply Houston has simplified the  application process.

Parents can now fill out one application and submit it to multiple schools at the same time. The process takes less than 10 minutes.

Participating networks include A+ Unlimited Potential, KIPP Houston Public Schools, Promise Community Schools, and YES Prep Public Schools. Combined, there’s over 50 schools to choose from.

November 1, 2017

Thanks to a common application timeline, you can count on applications to open and close at the same time for all of Apply Houston’s schools.

You may begin submitting applications to Apply Houston schools on November 1.

Explore your school options starting in Fall.  Identify the schools that would be a good fit for your family. Apply to at least three schools to increase your chance of finding a seat in a school of your choice.

February 10, 2017

Submit your application to as many schools as you’d like during the application period: November 1 to February 10.

The Apply Houston application closes on February 10, 2017.

By the spring, most schools wind down the application process and prepare to hold their lottery. (What is a lottery?)

Schools will notify you if your student has been selected to attend or placed on a waitlist.


Using one Apply Houston application, you apply for multiple children to schools in our partner networks. Complete your applications between November 1, 2016 and February 10, 2017 to be considered in that school’s lottery.

Apply to three or more schools to increase your chances of being accepted at a school of your choice.


Learn more about our partner networks:

A+ Unlimited Potential
2 Houston Campuses, Grades 6-8

A+ Unlimited Potential is an innovative, personalized charter school network serving 6th-8th grade students in the Houston area, which grows students into scholars.

Students know answers. Scholars ask questions. Our scholars dedicate themselves to a lifelong pursuit of learning and personal growth.

Through the power of GREAT Personalized Learning, we inspire scholars to believe in their unlimited potential and take ownership of their success by sparking a passion for self-improvement.

KIPP Houston Public Schools
28 Houston Schools, PK-12

KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is on a mission to develop in underserved students the academic skills, intellectual habits, and qualities of character necessary to succeed at all levels of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, college, and the competitive world beyond. Finishing its second decade, KIPP has become a national leader in the movement to provide all children with access to an excellent education.


For PreK3, PreK4 and Kindergarten, you must submit your form in person at a KIPP school. Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of home address with you.

You can only enter one lottery application for one KIPP school, per child.

YES Prep Public Schools
16 Houston Campuses, 6-12

YES Prep is an open-enrollment public charter school system serving students in grades six through twelve in Houston’s most underserved communities.

YES Prep Public Schools mission is to increase the number of students from underserved communities who graduate from college prepared to lead.

YES Prep operates small, integrated, 6th through 12th campuses that enable our teachers and school leaders to build transformative relationships with students. By creating a family-oriented culture on every campus, our students feel valued and supported throughout their middle school and high school careers.

Promise Community Schools
6 Houston Campuses, PK-12

At Promise Community Schools, we focus on the whole-child and on each student’s individual strengths. Everything we do is aimed at providing a high-quality education, both inside and outside of our classrooms. We take care of our children. We ensure they learn. This is our promise.

The culture of our Promise Community Schools is firmly planted in what we believe. We are a community school. All of our campuses have a warm, loving and welcoming community feel.

The Impact:


Houston’s simplified K-12 school application.