Open Enrollment FAQs

When does Open Enrollment Occur?

There are two Open Enrollment windows:

  • October 1, 2020 - November 13, 2020
  • November 16, 2020 - January 8, 2021

Check the Open Enrollment web page for details, deadlines, and access to forms.

 

The Board of Education adopted new boundaries that take effect in the fall of 2021. How can I check to see if my student’s neighborhood school has changed?

  • Look at the boundary maps for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Use our School Boundary/Bus Route Locator Tool, infofinder i.

 

Will LPS require students to attend the school they are assigned to?

Open enrollment will always be available to families. It's important to remember that transportation will not be provided for students who do not attend their neighborhood school.

 

My student’s neighborhood school is changing next year because the boundaries changed. Can my student continue to attend their current school?

Most students who live inside LPS district boundaries and want to attend an LPS school other than their neighborhood school can do so. Submit an Open Enrollment request to your current school.

 

My student’s neighborhood school is changing next year because the boundaries changed. My student will attend our new neighborhood school. Do I need to do anything?

No. Your student will automatically be enrolled in your new neighborhood school. If you are interested in transportation, enter your address into the School Boundary/Bus Route Locator Tool to see if your student is eligible for transportation services, and then submit a request for transportation. (coming soon)

 

What about students who only have one year left at their current school but are assigned to a new school - do they have to change schools for that last year?

Families must submit a Request for Open Enrollment if they want their students to stay at their current school. Priority Open Enrollment will be given to incoming 5th graders, incoming 8th graders, and all incoming high school students who will no longer live in their current school’s boundary zone.

 

I cannot tell from looking at the maps whether or not my students are affected by boundary changes. What should I do?

You can enter your address into our School Boundary/Bus Route Locator Tool; it will tell you which school boundaries you live within and whether or not your students are eligible for transportation.

 

Who needs to submit a Request for Open Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year?

  • Students who live inside LPS district boundaries and want to request Open Enrollment at an LPS school other than their neighborhood school for the first time
  • Students who are moving from elementary to middle, or from middle to high school and want to attend a school other than their neighborhood school
  • Students whose neighborhood school changed as a result of boundary changes but want to continue to attend their current school