LPS offers many educational choices to resident and non-resident 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
In an effort to better serve families, LPS offers two open enrollment windows. All qualified students who apply within an open enrollment window will be part of a random drawing for admission, following district enrollment guidelines. This means families will have several weeks to turn in open enrollment applications for a random drawing of qualified students. Families will no longer feel pressured to line up on October 1st to turn in applications for open enrollment. Open enrollment applications must be turned in to each requested school.
Open Enrollment for the 2024–2025 school year is as follows:
Littleton Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, religion, sex (which includes transgender and gender identity), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or need for special education services in its programs or activities.
LPS continues to accept open enrollment applications through the spring and summer as space allows. Please check with individual schools for availability.
The Littleton Public Schools Board of Education recently charged the district Long-Range Planning Committee to continue its review of elementary school boundaries east of Broadway and also review boundaries for middle schools east of Santa Fe. A subset of the original Long-Range Planning Committee has been meeting this fall to review new data from the demographer, Western Demographics, which includes information on children aged birth to 4 along with the extensive, accurate data already reviewed by the entire Long-Range Planning Committee last year. The charge for this group is to bring two or three recommendations to the Board of Education in October that will better balance (right size) enrollment at Newton, Powell, and Euclid middle schools as well as all elementary schools east of Broadway, using the Board’s and Committee’s long-established standards and values when possible.
The Board’s deliberations will occur during Open Enrollment Window One. Because the Board may adopt boundary changes, LPS will wait to collect ALL elementary and middle school open enrollment applications during Window Two, after the Board’s possible action on boundaries. It is important that all elementary and middle school families have the opportunity to learn about possible boundary changes and subsequently make enrollment decisions that are best for their families.
This temporary change in the open enrollment process for the upcoming 2024–2025 school year does not affect high school students. Open enrollment applications, including Intent to Renew, for both resident and nonresident high school students will continue to be collected in both Window One and Window Two.
For additional details and deadlines, see Board of Education policies related to open enrollment:
APPLICATION FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT
(links will be activated October 1, 2023)
Application for Admission of Open Enrollment or Transfer 24-25 English
Application for Admission of Open Enrollment or Transfer 24-25 Spanish
INTENT TO RENEW
(links will be activated October 1, 2023)
Intent to Renew Open Enrollment 24-25 English
Intent to Renew Open Enrollment 24-25 Spanish
If you are new to LPS: once accepted by the school, you will register with the district central registrar.
If you are an existing LPS student: you do not need to register with Central Registration.
Open Enrollment Reminders
Parents are responsible for providing transportation for open enrolled students. District transportation may be provided when space is available on established bus route. To see if bus transportation may be available, please visit the Bus Transportation page on the district website and complete an online “space availability” form. Keep in mind that space available transportation requests may not be processed until October.
If you need to submit an Open Enrollment application for the current 23-24 school year: