Open Enrollment for Schools

Students who wish to attend a school other than their resident school may file a request for an open enrollment transfer by going in person to their school of choice and submitting a Standard Early Open Enrollment Application form to the school they desire to attend. 


Open Enrollment The Open Enrollment period extends from Dec. 1 through the third Friday in February each year.  Transfer requests shall be approved on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. Approved transfer requests shall become effective the following school year, beginning on the first day of school.

Late/Provisional Enrollment The Late or Provisional Enrollment Period Transfer Requests shall be approved on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis after the third Friday in February each year. Approved transfer requests shall become effective the following school year or the current year, as indicated on the request form.

Once a school administrator approves a transfer permit, the permit will renew automatically every year thereafter as long as the student remains at the same school and their permit is not revoked. Permits must be renewed when a student advances from elementary to middle school or from middle school to high school.

The school administrator of the requested school shall accept the transferring student subject to the following:
  1. Space, staff, and programs are available to accommodate the student.
  2. The student has not committed serious infractions of the law or school rules, including rules of the requested school/district.
  3. The student has not been guilty of chronic misbehavior which would, if it were to continue after the student was admitted, endanger persons or property, cause serious disruptions in the school, or place unreasonable burdens on school’s staff.
  4. The school administrator may allow provisional enrollment of a nonresident student with prior behavior problems when conditions have been set under which the student would be permitted to enroll or continue.
The school administrator shall provide notification of acceptance or rejection to the student’s parent/guardian on or before March 1 for open enrollment transfer requests and within two weeks of receipt of the late/provisional enrollment transfer request.

Special Program Permit Applications Students accepted into the SALTA magnet program for advanced learners do not need to fill out Open Enrollment permits. The same is true for students who are newly enrolled in Dual-Language immersion programs. But once those immersion students advance from elementary to middle school and from middle to high school, they will need to fill out Open Enrollment permits if they wish to attend an out-of-boundary school.