Application Questions
Open Enrollment 2017-18


Where can I apply to participate in Open Enrollment?

See our full our timeline for K-6 & 7-12 Grade Open Enrollment periods. 

Where can I get an application if I want to apply to one of the specialized programs (example: Alice Birney, Camellia Basic, HISP, PACE)?

You must complete two applications when applying to attend a specialized program*. You must complete and submit the district Open Enrollment application as well as the specialty program application.

For K-8 specialty programs: 

You can get a application from the following locations:

  1. The school site
  2. The school website (see our school directory)
  3. The Specialized Open Enrollment Programs webpage
  4. The Enrollment Center (located at 5601 47th Avenue)

You must turn in the K-8 specialty program application to the school of choice. 

For High School specialty programs: 

All programs are using one common application for the 2017-2018 school year. The online application will be available December 1, 2016 – January 24, 2017 on our High School Specialty Program Application page. 

*If you are applying the Kennedy’s PACE program and you are in their attendance area, you do NOT need to apply through Open Enrollment. Check your address here

I missed the district Open Enrollment deadline, but I already turned in my specialized application. What can I do?

You may apply for an intra-district permit at the Enrollment Center to place your child’s name on the requested specialized program’s waiting list, once the Open Enrollment applications have been approved.

How many school choice options can I have?

Two.  When filling out your application there will be two options available. Your first choice should be the school or program you most prefer – your No. 1 pick. If you prefer this school or program over all others, you may select “no second choice.”

If you are deciding between two programs or schools and each is equally desired, you may indicate both – one as your first choice pick and one as your second. Be aware, however; that if your second choice is approved, your child will not be placed on the first-choice waiting list.

If you are not approved for either your first or second choice, your child will placed on the first-choice waiting list ONLY.

Are my chances of getting into my first school of choice option increased if I decide to apply on the first day?

No. It doesn’t matter when you apply, as long as you apply within the Open Enrollment time line. The Open Enrollment application process is not on a first-come, first-served basis. The District utilizes a computerized lottery system to ensure fairness.