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
LPS Open Enrollment Windows
In an effort to better serve families LPS now offers two open enrollment windows. All qualified students who apply within an open enrollment window will be part of a random drawing for acceptance, 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. Families are encouraged to apply during window one.
For additional details and deadlines, see Board of Education policies related to open enrollment:
*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.
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.