Registration Directions

The following instructions must be followed carefully to complete the enrollment process.  Your child’s enrollment will not be complete until all forms and required documents have been received by the district.

To verify that your address falls within the Celina ISD attendance zones, please use the  boundary map.  You may also read more about transportation and registering your child for bus services if needed. Links provided at the bottom of the page.

To begin the enrollment process, we need to collect some information from you regarding your child.

Pre-K students only:  PK students must meet certain eligibility requirements to enroll.  To determine if your 4 year old will meet eligibility criteria, please complete the PK Eligibility form:  PRE-K ELIGIBILITY 2020-2021

  1. To verify your PK student's eligibility for school year 2020-2021, please complete this form: PRE-K ELIGIBILITY 2020-2021 To see the list of eligibility requirements, use this link. PRE-K ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
  2. To register a PK or Kindergarten student for the 2020-2021 school year, you must first complete this form: PRE-K/KINDER ENROLLMENT 2020-2021 
  3. To register a student in grades 1-12 for the 2020-2021 school year, you must first complete this form: NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT 2020-2021 (1-12 grades)
  4. Gather Required Documents needed for registering your child. To see the list of required documents, use this link. Required Enrollment Documents
  5. Scan documents to a folder or your desktop. It is recommended that you name each document to make them easier to find. You can use your phone as a scanner. Use the link to see how. Phone As A Scanner
  6. You are now ready to create an Ascender Parent Portal. If you already have children enrolled in CISD, you should already have a portal account. Log into Ascender Parent Portal, select my account (people icon top right corner), select the box " Add a New Student" and proceed to step 12.
  7. Use the link to proceed to Ascender Parent Portal and follow the steps to create an account.
  8. Write down your User ID and Password. Once the account has been created, a verification will be sent to your email address. Log out of Ascender Parent Portal. Do not close this tab on your browser.
  9. Open a new tab to verify your email address by logging into your email account. Check your junk/spam folder for an email from parentportal@ascendertx.comFollow the instructions in the email to verify your email address. Do not close this tab.
  10. Switch tabs to the Ascender Parent Portal tab. Log into your account. Your email address is now verified and a registration key will be sent to your email. Switch tabs to your email.
  11. The registration key is case/character sensitive. Instead of typing this information in, it is recommended that you copy and paste.
  12. Once you have successfully completed the registration process, you may now enroll a new student.
  13. During the enrollment process you will be prompted to upload required documents. (Please refer to the list of required enrollment documents.)
  14. Please complete for each student you are enrolling.
  15. When enrollment is complete, you will receive a Portal ID to link your enrolled child(ren) to your portal as well as finish any necessary campus specific forms.