Student Open EnrollmentWhile we accept school registration applications year round, we hold one application period each year for parents and guardians of students entering kindergarten, 6th and 9th grades for the upcoming school year.

This year Student Open Enrollment for the 2018/2019 school year runs from January 22 – March 23, 2018.

It is NOT first come, first serve.

If you need to register for this (2017/2018) school year...
If your child is turning 5 before September 1st and entering Kindergarten...
If you child is entering 6th grade...
If you child is entering 9th grade...
If you are entering 9th grade and applying for AICE, IB or Arts program...

New Pre-Printed Applications

Student Assignment will be staggering the mailing of pre-printed applications. Applications will be mailed to:

  • Incoming 9th graders attending a District school (not a Charter school) - January 19th

  • Incoming Kindergarten students currently attending a District Pre-K school (not VPK at a daycare or private center) - February 2nd

  • Incoming 6th graders attending a District school (not a Charter school) - February 9th

Note: Although application mailings are staggered all students may enroll in person from January 22nd - March 23rd.

New Sibling in Attendance

  • Incoming Kindergarten students currently attending a District Pre-K school (not VPK at a daycare or private center), will be automatically enrolled in the elementary school their sibling is attending.

  • Incoming 6th graders, that are currently attending a District elementary school (not a Charter school), will be automatically enrolled in the middle school their sibling is attending.

  • Incoming 9th graders, that are currently attending a District middle school (not a Charter school), will be automatically enrolled in the middle school their sibling is attending. 

NOTE: Parents may choose to go through the lottery process. Certain situations may preclude automatic enrollment (IEP, Custody Issues)

Understanding Student Assignment

Student Open Enrollment Process IconStudent Open Enrollment Process

  1. Parents rank schools available for their subzone of residence
  2. After enrollment period ends, each application is assigned a random number
  3. Each application is weighted based on preferences
  4. Lottery process begins

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If you apply AFTER the first enrollment period and have preferences, they will only be beneficial if there are still seats available in that school.

Proximity Preferences* DO NOT help when ranking the proximity school second. 

Parents do not have to rank a school with a preference as their first choice school.

*NOTE: See below for information on student assignment preferences.

School House Zones & Subzones

Three Zones:

  • East
  • South
  • West

Each zone separated into three subzones:

  • E-1, E-2, E-3
  • S-1, S-2, S-3
  • W-1, W-2, W-3

Families rank all schools in their subzone and adjacent subzone(s) and any zone attractor schools.

Example:

  • W-1 will rank W-1 and W-2 schools
  • W-2 will rank all schools in the West zone (W-1, W-2, W-3)
  • W-3 will rank W-2 and W-3 schools

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Sibling Preference 
  • If a sibling is currently enrolled and will be enrolled during the next school year in the selected school
  • Highest weight in lottery
Proximity Preference 1
  • Under 2 miles driving distance from school. Bus transportation is not provided to students who live within the two miles as per State Law and Board Policy.
  • Second highest weight in lottery
Sibling Guarantee
  • Siblings with the same address, same guardianship, same application applying to the same school
  • Third highest weight in lottery
Proximity Preference 2
  • 2-5 miles driving distance from school
  • Fourth highest weight in lottery
Closest School
  • Greater than five miles driving distance
  • Fifth highest weight in lottery