Open Enrollment

LPS Welcomes Out-of-District Students

LPS offers many educational choices to resident and nonresident families.  State law allows nonresidents to enroll students in LPS or any other Colorado school without paying tuition when state and district guidelines are followed.

LPS Open Enrollment Guidelines

  • District residents have priority consideration over nonresidents.
  • Space available at student’s grade level.
  • A school program appropriate for the enrolling student.
  • The student must be in good standing in his or her previous school.

For open enrollment or transfers, district residents have priority consideration over nonresidents.  Schools may have additional criteria for open enrollment applications.  Please visit the school’s website for more information.

GMS Open Enrollment Process (Residents and Non-Residents)

Submit a completed open enrollment application along with the following documentation for consideration:
  • 2 years grades
  • 2 years attendance history
  • 2 years of Standardized test results (i.e., TCAP, MAPS)
  • Discipline report or a letter stating that there have been no behavior incidents
All Open Enrollment forms are available on this district page.
 
Priority consideration for open enrollment is given from October 1, 2016 to January 29, 2017.  

Open Enrollment Reminders

  • Open enrollment applications should be returned directly to GMS.  All open enrollment requests must be approved before students can be registered.
  • Existing open enrolled elementary students planning to attend GMS 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.

Open Enrollment Renewal Form(English and Spanish)

From the District: LPS Registration

All students new to LPS must register by completing an online pre-registration form and meet with the Central Registrar at the Education Services Center (ESC) 5776 S. Crocker St. Littleton, CO 80120. Office hours are from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M., Monday through Friday. (No appointment necessary.)

If you live in LPS
Open Enrollment

Returning Open Enrollees
Next Steps After Registration

Parent Checklist

  • Complete the online pre-registration form
  • Meet with the Central Registrar (no appointment necessary)
  • Required documents for registration (see notes below; registration approval may be delayed until required documents are provided):
  1. Child’s birth certificate (copy is acceptable)
  2. Child’s immunization record (copy is acceptable)
  3. Proof of residency
  4. Transcripts, Individual Education Program (IEP), 504 Plan, Advanced Learning Plan (ALP), if applicable
  5. Open enrollment acceptance letter, if applicable
  6. Parent identification (driver’s license, state ID, etc.)
  7. Complete the Records Request from your child's last school

  1. Child’s birth certificate (copy is acceptable)
    If you do not have your child’s birth certificate, please contact the previous school and request that it be sent to you; OR birth certificates can be obtained from the county health department or department of vital records.
    The person enrolling the student must be listed on the birth certificate unless there are guardianship or notarized power of attorney papers provided that give guardianship to the person registering the student.
     
  2. Child’s immunization record (copy is acceptable)
    If you do not have your child’s immunization record please contact the previous school or doctor’s office and request that it be sent to you.
     
  3. Proof of residency
    Proof of residency documents must be dated within the last 60 days. Documents must include the mailing address, service address, and name of occupant at the address. A document showing proof of residency is required for any new student, even if other children in the household attend an LPS school.

    Accepted documents for proof of residency:

    1. Current utility bill (Xcel, water), cable, trash, land line phone, internet (disconnect notices are not accepted)
    2. Current rental or lease agreement that includes name of property owner, renter, address, date/duration of agreement, signature page
    3. Deed or home purchase contract that includes buyer and seller’s names, address, closing date, and signature page
    4. Current mortgage statement that includes name of homeowner, property address, mailing address
       

    Examples of unacceptable documents for proof of residency:

    1. Cell phone bill
    2. Bank statements, loan statements, credit card bills
    3. Driver’s license
    4. Car registration
    5. Pay stubs
    6. Miscellaneous mail
       
  4. Transcripts, Individual Education Program (IEP), 504 Plan, Advanced Learning Plan (ALP), if applicable
    Please bring transcripts from the previous school with you. School staff need to review transcripts in order to place student in the appropriate classroom.
     
  5. Open enrollment acceptance letter, if applicable
    Please bring the open enrollment acceptance letter with you when you meet with the central registrar to register your student.
     
  6. Parent identification (driver’s license, state ID, etc.)
    If person enrolling student is not the legal guardian, appropriate guardianship or notarized power of attorney documents are required that show rights to complete student registration. If parents are legally separated or divorced, district assumes each parent has equal rights to the custody and educational decision-making authority of their children unless court orders are provided specifically showing one custodial parent.
     
  7. Records Request Form

 In the online registration the parent will be asked to attest that they are the legal parent/guardian and have educational decision-making authority for the student(s) being registered.