Open Enrollment

LPS offers many educational choices to resident and nonresident families, and welcomes out of district students.  Colorado state law allows nonresidents to enroll students in any Colorado school without paying tuition when state and district guidelines are followed.  Resident families may attend their attendance-area school or apply for open enrollment at another LPS school.

LPS Open Enrollment Guidelines
  • District residents have priority consideration over nonresidents.
  • There is space available at student’s grade level.
  • There is a school program appropriate for the enrolling student.
  • The student must be in good standing in his or her previous school.

Schools may have additional criteria for open enrollment applications, especially at the middle and high school levels.  Please visit the Open Enrollment Process (Residents and Non-Residents)

To open enroll your students submit a completed open enrollment form along with documentation requested by the school.  An open enrollment application may be submitted for the next school year from October 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.  Applications are available at LPS schools and online October 1.  After January 31, 2017 all applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Open Enrollment Checklist

  • Submit open enrollment form with required documentation to the school.  
  1. 2017-2018 Non-Resident Enrollment       2017-2018 Non-Resident Enrollment Spanish
  2. 2017-2018 In-District Open Enrollment    2017-2018 In -District Open Enrollment Spanish
  3. 2017-2018 Intent to Renew Enrollment Eng & Span
  4. 2016-2017 In-District Open Enrollment    2016-2017 In -District Open Enrollment Spanish
  5. 2016-2017 Non-Resident Enrollment101  2016-2017 Non-Resident Enrollment101
*Existing LPS student do not need to register with Central Registration. All students new to LPS must register by completing an online pre-registration form and meeting with the Central Registrar. 

Open Enrollment Reminders

  • Open enrollment applications must be returned directly to the school(s).  All open enrollment requests must be approved before students can be registered.
  • Existing open enrolled elementary and middle school students planning to attend LPS middle or high school must complete a new open enrollment application.
  • District transportation is provided when space is available on established bus route.  To catch a ride, please complete an online “space availability” form.
  • Nonresident students must give annual notice for continued enrollment at the same school: Intent to Renew Form.