Information on Open Enrollment
The Open Enrollment Law permits a wide range of educational choices for students enrolled in Iowa schools. Parents and guardians may request open enrollment to a school district other than their district of residence if they meet application deadlines and have good cause as defined by law.
March 1 is the deadline for regular open enrollment for the upcoming school year. Exceptions to the March 1 deadline are based on "good cause."
Students in kindergarten through high school age who are eligible to enroll in the district where they reside are eligible for open enrollment.
Students in grades 9th - 12th who open enroll must wait 90 days before participating in interscholastic contests at the varsity level. Questions on eligibility, please contact the Iowa High School Athletic Association at 515-432-2011.
How to apply for open enrollment:
- Obtain an application
- Complete the application.
Return the completed application by the deadline to the district you currently reside in and the district in which you seek enrollment.