Gold Card

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Stay connected with the Northside Gold Card

If you are over 65 years old and live in Northside ISD or are a retired NISD employee, you may be eligible to receive the Northside Gold Card. The Gold Card enables you to enjoy a variety of activities, programs, and events in the District for free or at a discounted rate.

With the card, you and your guest are entitled to free admission to Fine Arts performances at all schools and free general admission to regular season athletic events at NISD facilities, as well as swim for free during open swim times at the George Block Aquatics Center, Northside Natatorium, and Northside Swim Center, and a 15% discount on Adult and Community Education courses.

The Gold Card is good for one household and those eligible include:

  • Senior citizens, who live in NISD and have the over-65 homestead tax exemption;
  • NISD residents with disabilities;
  • Senior citizens (over 65) living in rental property in NISD; and
  • Retired District employees.


To collect a Gold Card this summer, you must present proof of age and residency and disability in person at:

  • NISD Partnerships Office, 6632 Bandera Road, Building A, 78238
  • Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra, 78238
  • NISD Child Nutrition & Warehouse, 7520 Mainland Dr., 78250
  • NISD Central Office, 5900 Evers Rd., 78238


Beginning Sept. 1, 2021, Gold Cards will also be available at the following campus locations:

  • Colonies North ES, 9915 Northampton, 78230
  • Glenn ES, 2385 Horal, 78227
  • Franklin ES, 9180 Silver Spot, 78254
  • May ES, 15707 Chase Hill, 78256