Allen iSD: Frequently Asked Questions


How much does it cost?

See your estimated costs here.

How do I get my child on a DI team?

If your school doesn't have a DI program yet, consider hosting an awareness meeting and inviting parents and students to come learn more about Destination Imagination.  The best way to guarantee your child is on a DI team is to start a team

Who can be on the team?

Members can be in the same grade or different grades, but the team will compete at the level of the older team member (see the Rules of the Road for more information).

How may people can be on the team?

Teams may have 2 - 7 members. 

Where will the team meet?

In Allen, most teams meet outside of school.  Because teams only have 2-7 members, teams usually meet in homes.  Team parents and the team manager will work together to decide on the location and meeting frequency.

Who will run the team?

In Allen ISD, most Destination Imagination teams are parent led.  The NExT region offers a comprehensive training program to teach and guide you and your team through the DI season.  The person who leads a Destination Imagination team is called a Team Manager. Team managers must submit a background check through their child's school.

How much time does this take?

The time commitment varies widely by team age, experience level, and dedication. Teams choose when and where they meet.  Most teams meet once a week early in the season, and add extra meetings as the tournament approaches.  School holidays are a great time for teams to meet and get a lot of work done on a Challenge Solution.  

How do I get a team number?

  Team Number was already purchased by school, PTA, district, or other 3rd party.

Team Number was already purchased by school, PTA, district, or other 3rd party.

  I'm purchasing my Team Number independently.

I'm purchasing my Team Number independently.

How do I get copies of the Challenges and Program Materials?

You will receive digital access as soon as you purchase a team number.  A physical copy will be mailed to you soon after you buy your team number. Find out how to get your digital copies.

How do I sign up?

Having trouble signing up for Destination Imagination?

Follow our step by step registration tutorial!


Contact Stacy Swierenga ( or Charlotte Taylor (cataylor777 at gmail dot com) to learn more about how to host a DI awareness meeting or start a team in Allen ISD.

The NExT Region offers many training opportunities for  team managers.   Visit our regional calendar to view upcoming events and sign up today!