Source: WI DPI
The regular application period occurs during a 3-month application period each year from February to April for the following school year. It is a parent’s first and best opportunity to apply for open enrollment for a particular school year.
The preferred method to apply for open enrollment is using the Department of Public Instruction’s online application form. This form is “active” only during the application period and is accessed from a link on the main page of the open enrollment web site - http://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment/applications. Although paper forms are available, they are discouraged unless the parent is unable to submit an online application.
A pupil may apply to up to three nonresident school districts in any school year. The parent may request a specific school or program in the nonresident school district, however, assignment to the requested school or program is not guaranteed—even if the application is approved.
An application may be approved* or denied** by either the nonresident or resident district. Parents will receive a response from the district they applied in June in regards to whether their child was offered a seat.
*If approved, please contact the individual school to complete the necessary paperwork for enrollment
**See DPI website for denial reasons
Notice to all Current Open Enrollment Parents
- If you have a child who is currently enrolled through Open Enrollment there is no need to reapply for that child.
- If you need assistance, the use of a computer or would prefer a hard copy, please contact the District Office. See contact info below.