Open Enrollment

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Reina Ferguson
Enrollment Coordinator

Students who are not a resident of School District 197 but wish to attend a School District 197 school may open enroll in the district. Open enrollment covers the student's entire education years in School District 197 unless the student leaves the district. As a desegregation district, School District 197 accepts open enrollment applications at any time throughout the year.

To apply for open enrollment please use one of the following links:

 You will also need to submit the Statewide Enrollment Options Application (the open enrollment form), included in the link below titled “Open Enrollment Links & Forms”.

After each phase has closed, you will be notified of a placement decision via letter as quickly as possible. 

  • Phase 1: November 1, 2022-December 23, 2022

  • Phase 2: December 24, 2022-January 31, 2023

  • Phase 3: February 1, 2023-March 10, 2023

In addition to the open enrollment form, if your request is approved, you will need to submit a School District 197 enrollment packet to complete the process. Please submit the completed packet, no later than 45 days after your approval or your spot will be forfeited and you will need to re-apply for enrollment.

Open Enrollment Resources