Registration Information

New Student

Please note the following items will be required to register a new student:

  • Proof of Residency (utility bill)

  • Birth Certificate

  • Social Security Card

  • Parent Driver's License

  • Shot Records

  • Any prior school records if possible


New Student Registration

For directions on how to register a new student, click HERE.
ASCENDER – Parent/Guardian Enroll a New Student Quick Reference

New Student Online Registration Video

To view the instructional video, click HERE.

New Student Registration w/ Current PISD Students Already Enrolled

Please watch the video below if you currently have students enrolled in Ponder ISD, and have created an account in Ascender Parent Portal, but you need to enroll a brand new student.

For example: You currently have a 2nd and 4th grade student, but need to enroll a kindergarten student. If this is your situation, please watch the video below for guidance:

To watch the video, please click HERE.

Ascender Parent Portal

To access Parent Portal to register a new student, please click HERE.

Returning Student

Students who were enrolled in Ponder ISD through the end of the 2023-2024 school year can use the online registration system in the district's Parent Portal to enroll for the 2024-2025 school year beginning Monday April 29, 2024. 

Please visit your Ascender Parent Portal account to begin the registration process. 

Please contact the following individuals on each campus for assistance
with registration and accessing the Ascender Parent Portal:

Mayra Fernandez
Email Mayra Fernandez

Leah McDaniel
Email Leah McDaniel

Junior High:
Stephanie Schindler
Email Stephanie Schindler

High School:
Laura Garcia
Email Laura Garcia

Student Transfer Process

Ponder ISD non-resident employees and any non-Ponder resident may apply for a transfer to attend Ponder ISD schools. 

Ponder Student Transfer Process

  1. Complete the google form from the district website or at the district administration office

  2. Provide discipline, attendance and academic records to administration office or attach to the form 

  3. Application and documentation will be reviewed

  4. Superintendent has final approval authority

  5. Parents will be notified by July 1, 2024