FAQ | General Questions

 

Revised March 25, 2020

Enrollment
Yes, Cityscape Schools is still enrolling students for the new school year.  More information will be coming soon.  If your child’s application was accepted during the lottery, you will be contacted and allowed to process your child’s enrollment packet.  If your child’s application was not accepted during the lottery, your child has been placed on the campus waitlist.  Go to www.cityscapeschools.org to enroll your child.
 
To speak with a Cityscape employee concerning questions about enrolling your child/children for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact the following individuals:
 
Buckner Preparatory Ms. Elizabeth De La Cruz 972-961-3941
     
East Grand Preparatory Ms. Bianca Martinez 972-930-5606
 
Assessment
According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), academic assessment requirements are suspended for the remainder of the 2019–2020 school year. This includes all STAAR assessments including tests for grades 3-8.
TEA is working with the United States Department of Education to request waivers from federal testing and accountability requirements for the 2019–2020 school year.
The TELPAS and TELPAS Alternate administration windows are currently open and are being extended to remain open through May 29, 2020, for a district to complete optionally if it chooses. Scoring data will be provided for each TELPAS domain a student completes. TEA is looking at exit criteria for English learners to determine what adjustments may be made this year for this determination. These discussions are ongoing, and more information will be provided the week of March 23.
The second testing window for the STAAR Interim Assessments is currently open and will continue to be open through May 29, 2020 for districts to use as a resource to monitor student progress. As a reminder, the interim assessments are optional, are available at no cost to districts and charter schools, they are not tied to accountability, and results are not reported to TEA.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is working on additional options that will be useful for local districts.  These can complement the tools that Cityscape Schools has developed or is planning to develop in the near future.