Non-Residents (Open Enrollment)

What is Open Enrollment?

The inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend public school in a school district other than the one in which they reside.

Who can apply?

Any Wisconsin resident student in five-year-old kindergarten through grade 12 may apply to attend a nonresident school district under the open enrollment program. A child may transfer to a nonresident school district for early childhood education or four-year-old kindergarten only if the child’s resident school district offers the same type of program and only if the child is eligible for that program in the resident school district.

When are applications for transfer accepted?

The regular open enrollment application period for the 2021-22 school year begins on February 1, 2021 and ends at 4:00pm on April 30, 2021. The best way to apply is online.  Click here to apply

How can I find help with the application process?
Steps outlining the online registration process are available here with images and graphics to assist you. If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to contact our District Office at 920-387-7963. 

Can I fill out paper forms for open enrollment, or am I only able to submit my application online?

The paper versions of the open enrollment application forms (PI-9410) in English, Spanish, and Hmong are now available for download.

You can also access the paper application from our Forms webpage at https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment/resources/forms.

Although paper applications are made available, we still strongly encourage parents to submit their applications online.

Can applications be denied?

Both the nonresident and resident school districts may deny an application for reasons specified in state law. If an application is denied by either the resident or nonresident school district, the parent/guardian may file an appeal with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) within 30 days. The DPI is required to affirm the school district’s decision unless the DPI determines that the decision was arbitrary or unreasonable.

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