Open Enrollment

Parent Empowerment Through Choice

The Douglas County School District embraces parent and student choice by offering a wide variety of pathways to learning, including neighborhood schools, charter, magnet, and online schools and home education options.

First Round Open Enrollment will open on November 1st. Schools will extend offers of open enrollment based on space availability by December 7th. Parent can see offers in the EngagED Parent Portal after December 11th and have until December 17th at 4:00pm, to log back in and accept any open enrollment offers. In the event you did not receive any offers during First Round, you will remain on a wait list for Second Round of Open Enrollment, which opens on January 22nd at 8:00am.

**Second Round Open Enrollment runs from 1/22/19- 8/01/19 If you were put on the wait list during first round you will still be on that list for second round. Schools will only reach out to you when and if a spot becomes available**

Open Enrollment is currently closed.

  • Click here for step by step instructions on how to use the tool
  • First round open enrollment is not first-come, first-served; you have until December 1st at 4:00 pm to complete this process.
  • You may request that a confirmation email be sent to you after your request has been submitted.
  • Parents wishing to enroll their three and four year olds in district preschools do not go through open enrollment. Preschool registration will take place in early January. Follow this link for more information.
  • You can change your open enrollment request choices at any time until December 1st at 4:00 pm.
  • You can choose to have your choices emailed to you after you have completed open enrollment.
  • Schools will offer you an open enrollment slot, based on space availability. You can log back into the EngagED Parent Portal on or after December 11th to check on any offers you may have received.
  • You have until December 17 at 4:00pm to accept an open enrollment offer from a school through the EngagED Parent Portal.
  • If your open enrollment request is not accepted by any school, or you didn't log in and accept your offer, you will automatically be placed on the second round open enrollment wait-list, which runs from January 22nd to August 1st.
  • Second round open enrollment is "first come first served." Students requesting open enrollment only in the second round are placed on the wait-list behind those that are currently on the wait-list from first round. Schools will ONLY reach out to you when and if a spot becomes available.
  • If you are open enrolled at a neighborhood school or attend a charter but would like to return to the neighborhood school associated with your address for the next school year you must file an intent to return form by January 7, 2019.
  • If you are moving within the district but would like to remain at your current school, you may do so by filing an intent to remain form at any time.
  • Transportation for resident students granted permission to attend a school or program outside their neighborhood attendance area shall be furnished by their parent/guardian.  However, students who wish to catch a bus from a stop that transports to the school to which they have open enrolled, may, on a space available basis, purchase a Z-pass to ride that bus to their newly assigned school.

NOTE: This application does not support applying to DCSD preschools. The following Charter Schools will be utilizing the tool this year: SkyView Academy, Aspen View Academy, Renaissance Secondary, Challenge to Excellence,  World Compass Academy, Douglas County Montessori and Ben Franklin Academy.  Please contact all other Charter schools directly to learn more about enrollment options for charter schools. For DCSD preschools click this link.

First Window: November 1, 2018 - December 3, 2018

Second Window: January 22, 2019 - August 1, 2019