Open Enrollment Instructions & Tips

The Douglas County School District embraces parent and student choice by offering a wide variety of pathways to learning, including neighborhood schools, charter, magnet, and online schools and home education options.

Families who wish to enroll their student in a school other than their neighborhood school must use this tool to request Open Enrollment 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.

For the 2020-2021 School Year:

  • First Round Open Enrollment will open on November 1st and closes on December 2nd
  • Schools will extend offers of open enrollment based on space availability by December 9th
  • Personalized learning will review all applications for special programming needs on 12/10.
  • Parents can see offers in the EngagED Parent Portal on December 11th at 8:00am and have until December 18th at 4:00 pm, to log back in and accept any open enrollment offers. 
  • In the event you did not receive any offers during First Round, you will remain on a wait list for Second Round of Open Enrollment, which opens on January 22nd at 8:00 am.
  • Second Round Open Enrollment runs from January 22, 2020 through August 3, 2020.  If you were put on the waitlist during the first round, you will still be on that list for the second round. Schools will ONLY reach out to you when and if a spot becomes available. 

Click here to begin Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year.