Open Enrollment

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

  • District residents have priority consideration over non-residents.
  • There is space available at the student’s grade level.
  • There is a school program appropriate for the enrolling student.
  • The student must be in good standing, grades, attendance and behavior, in his or her previous school.
  • Good standing applies to resident and non-resident students seeking new and continuing open enrollment.

To open enroll your students, submit a completed open enrollment form along with documentation requested by the school.  There are two open enrollment windows:

  • Enrollment Window One begins October 1 and ends November 15.
  • Enrollment Window Two begins begins November 16 and ends the first Friday following winter break.

For additional details and deadlines, see Board of Education policies related to open enrollment:

Open Enrollment Checklist

  • Submit open enrollment form with required documentation to the school.  
  1. 2019-2020 In-District Open Enrollment
  2. 2019-2020 In -District Open Enrollment Spanish
  3. 2019-2020 Non-Resident Enrollment - English
  4. 2019-2020 Non-Resident Enrollment Spanish
  5. 2019-2020 Intent to Renew Enrollment English 
  6. 2019-2020 Intent to Renew Enrollment Spanish

*Existing LPS students 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 students, resident and non-resident, wanting to continue at the same school next year must complete an "Intent to Renew" form.  Intent to Renew is due no later than January 10th, 2020. This form is available on the district website starting October 1, 2019.  Families are encouraged to complete and submit the Intent to Renew form at the earliest possible date.
  • Existing open enrolled elementary and middle school students planning to attend LPS middle or high school must complete a new open enrollment application.

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. Space availability forms for the 2019-2020 school will not be available until July of 2019. Keep in mind that space available transportation requests may not be processed until October of 2019.