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Welcome to Open Enrollment

Partnering with parents to select the best learning environment for every student.

We then empower families to find the best educational fit for their children. Learn More...

Families who wish to enroll their student in a school other than their neighborhood school must complete an Open Enrollment Application during one of two open enrollment periods DCSD offers annually. You do not need to use this open enrollment tool to stay at your school of current enrollment. You will not use the tool to open enroll in your current school, neighborhood school or school you are scheduled to attend next year.

  • You may apply for up to four schools to open enroll
  • First round open enrollment is not first-come, first-served; you have until January 5 to complete this process
  • You can choose to have a request confirmation sent to you after you have completed open enrollment by selecting "email my school choices"
  • You can change your choices at any time until January 5
  • Schools have until January 12 to offer you an open enrollment slot, based on space availability.
  • You will receive an email letting you know if an offer has been made or if you have been put on the wait list.
  • Or You can log back into EngagED parent portal after January 12 to check your status
  • You have until January 19 to accept an open enrollment offer from a school through the EngagED choices tool
  • If your application is not accepted by any school, you will automatically be placed on the second round open enrollment list, which runs from February 15 to June 15. Schools will reach out to you as space becomes available
  • Click here for step by step instructions on how to use the tool

NOTE: This application does not support applying to DCSD preschools or charter schools (Except for Sky View Academy, they will be using the tool this year). Contact these Charters directly to learn more about enrollment options for charter schools. For DCSD preschools click this link.

First Window: November 1, 2016 - January 5, 2017 Second Window: February 15, 2017 at 12:01am - June 15, 2017