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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Wisconsin’s public school open enrollment program allows parents/guardians to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live.

2023-24 Open Enrollment Brochure

Who may participate?

Children in five-year-old kindergarten to grade 12 may apply to participate in open enrollment.

Open enrollment for pre-kindergarten, four-year-old kindergarten and early childhood education is limited. Parents/Guardians should call their resident school districts to find out if their preschool-aged children qualify for open enrollment.

Applying for Open Enrollment

The open enrollment application period for the 2023-24 school year is from February 6 - April 28, 2023. The application period closes at 4:00 PM on April 28, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason.

Parents/Guardians may apply directly online at https://dpi.wi.gov/oe.

Important Dates

February 6 – April 28, 2023 (4:00 PM) – Parents/Guardians must submit applications online at www.dpi.wi.gov or submit an application directly to the nonresident school district.

June 9, 2023 – Nonresident school districts must send notices of approval or denial via US mail or email. If the application is approved, the school district must notify the parents/guardians of the specific school or program to which the child is assigned. If the application is denied, parents/guardians have 30 days to file an appeal.

June 16, 2023 – Resident districts must notify applicants if the application is denied. If the application is denied, parents/guardians have 30 days to file an appeal.

June 30, 2023 – Parents/Guardians of accepted applicants must notify the nonresident district if the child will attend the nonresident district in the 2023-24 school year. If the parent/guardian fails to make this notification, the nonresident district may refuse to allow the child to attend the district.

Open Enrollment Information & Registration Link

Open Enrollment Forms


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