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Applying For Enrollment At The Open School

The Jefferson County Open School is an option school and enrollment is conducted using the Jeffco Choice Enrollment process. Choice Enrollment takes place in two rounds. Besides the Jefferson County Public Schools application process, outlined below, the Open School asks applicants to complete the following Open School specific requirements:

Elementary (K-5): 
Attend an Information Night event
Secondary (6-12)
Complete an Enrollment Artifact
Attend an Information Night event
Attend a Visitation Day event

We reserve the right to consider the applications of those students who have completed these Open School specific requirements before those of students who have not completed these requirements. Details for each of these requirements can be found by clicking on pages in the Enrollment drop down menu or on the links above.

Once our requirements have been met, applicants in each round are prioritized as follows, listed from highest priority to lowest priority:

  1. Students who reside in Jefferson County, AND have a sibling who is currently attending the Open School and also projected to be enrolled at Open for the following school year.
  2. Students who reside in Jefferson County, AND they are the child of a full-time staff member at the Open School.
  3.  Jeffco resident and attending feeder school (DOES NOT APPLY TO OPEN SCHOOL)
  4. Students who reside in Jefferson County.
  5. Students who do not reside in Jefferson County, BUT have a sibling who is currently attending the Open School and also projected to be enrolled at Open for the following school year.
  6. Students who do not reside in Jefferson County, BUT they are the child of a full-time staff member at the Open School.
  7. Students who do not reside in Jefferson County.

FIRST ROUND: January 22 - February 8, 2019 The first round of choice enrollment is conducted as a lottery. All applications received during the window are included in the lottery. Students who have submitted an application via EnrollJeffco and met all Open School enrollment requirements are accepted on a space available basis. Waiting lists, which are prioritized according to the list above, will be created if applicants exceed space available. Submitting an application via EnrollJeffco during the first round of choice enrollment represents the best chance at obtaining an enrollment spot at the Open School.

SECOND ROUND: February - August Any student who applies for enrollment, but is not accepted during the first round of choice enrollment will remain on the prioritized wait list and carried over to the second round. New applications for enrollment are accepted throughout the second round window and prioritized on a first come, first considered basis.‚Äč


Submitting an Application for Enrollment

Enrollment is managed by Jeffco Public Schools via the EnrollJeffco system. Families wishing to place an application for enrollment at the Open School should make sure their Jeffco Connect contact information is up to date for students currently enrolled in a Jeffco school. Families with new or prospective students (including Kindergartners) will need to create a Jeffco Connect account. From January 22 through February 8, 2019, families will use EnrollJeffco to submit an application for enrollment. 

Families will receive notification in mid/late February indicating an opportunity to accept an offer of enrollment or information about wait list placement for each application placed. You will have five days to accept an offer.



Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I submit an application at any time? Applications will ONLY be processed through the EnrollJeffco sytem during the enrollment windows. 
  •  If I applied last year do I have to re-apply? Yes. In August of each year, the Choice Enrollment process ends for the year and a completely new round starts in January of the following year.
  • If I apply during First Round Choice Enrollment and don't get in, do I have to re-apply for the Second Round Choice Enrollment? No. Your application will remain on the prioritized wait list and carry over to the second round.
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