Elementary (K-6)Open Enrollment Information2018-2019 | July 23, 2018 - May 29, 2019If you are a current Chandler Unified School District family and you have moved during this school year, please click the link at the bottom of this page and submit the 2018-2019 Open Enrollment Application. No other applications will be accepted for the balance of this school year.To apply for Open Enrollment for the NEXT school year (2019-2020), click here and you will be redirected to correct page.
Open Enrollment enables Arizona students to attend public schools outside their attendance area. In accordance with state law, the District has established an open enrollment policy and implemented an open enrollment program without charging tuition for non-resident students and resident transfer students. Open Enrollment Application may be submitted online or a printed application may submitted to the District Office.
Open Enrollment applications are received on a first come, first served basis and prioritized. Click here to see the Priority Group listings.
Non-resident transfer student: a student who is a state resident who resides outside of the District's boundaries but who seeks to enroll in the District.
Resident transfer student: a student who is a state resident who resides in the District boundaires but who seeks to enroll in a school outside of the student's attendance area.Elementary school offices will review their applications during the following time frames:
Application Reviewing Periods Quarters Quarter Starts
(Emergency Placements Only)
4th March 26, 2019*The ONLY applications processed outside of the time frame above are: (a) families that are currently attending one of our CUSD schools and have moved out of the school boundary and are requesting to stay at the same school (b) families that are moving and wanting to request a different school other than their home attendance boundary school (c) emergency placements.
The Governing Board accepted revised language for returning students on an Open Enrollment. Once accepted, continuing Open Enrollment is subject to review each year without reapplication if continuing at enrolled site.When is an Open Enrollment needed?1.When a Chandler Unified School District student that is NOT on an Open Enrollment/Boundary Exemption and wishing to attend a DIFFERENT school within the Chandler Unified School District boundaries.2.When a student lives in another Arizona school district boundary other than Chandler Unified and wishes to attend a school in the Chandler Unified School District boundary.3.When a student is attending a Chandler Unified school and they move out of the boundaries of the current school during the school year and wants to continue at the same school.4.When you are a state resident and have recently purchased a house or signed a new lease for a home in one of the Chandler Unified School District boundaries and you want your child to attend the school in that boundary.*See number 6 in the table below for additional information. (If you will be in your home between July 9th-July 20th, the Open Enrollment application is not needed. You can go to the school to complete the enrollment for your child.)
Things to know about the Open Enrollment Application.1.An Open Enrollment application is needed for EACH child.ExampleMary lives in the Hancock Elementary school boundary and she wants to apply for Open Enrollment for her 3 children at Basha Elementary. Mary will submit 3 separate applications for her 3 children.2.If your child (entering 1st through 6th grade) is currently NOT attending a Chandler Unified School, you have 3 options of submitting the required documents (attendance report, grade report and/or discipline report, IEP and Gifted scores):a. Attaching the documents during in the online application processb. Sending the documents via e-mail to Stephanie Tobin at email@example.com. Hand carry the documents to the District OfficeIf you choose to submit the required documents via e-mail or by dropping them off at the District office, the documents MUST be received within 5 working days of the submitted application or the application will be denied.If your child is currently attending a Chandler Unified school, please do not submit records. We have the ability of looking up your child's records.Preparing your documents to be submitted via the online applicaiton or e-mail. Look in the Apple Store or Google Play Store for an app like CamScanner-Phone PDF creator or similar, to turn your phone into a moble scanner and create a PDF of your documents.Please note: The District does not take responsibility for any apps that you may download.3.Submitting multiple Open Enrollment applications for one child will result in the applications being denied or admission being revoked.ExampleJames submitted and application for his son for Weinberg Elementary, Riggs Elementary. Before James received notification for the Weinberg, Riggs application, James submitted another application for his son for CTA-Freedom, Patterson. Both applications will be revoked.4.Providing false information on the Open Enrollment application will result in the application being denied or admission being revoked.5.An e-mail confirmation will be sent once the Open Enrollment Application for your child is completed. If you do not receive your e-mail confirmation after 20 minutes, check your junk mail or spam folder for the e-mail confirmation. If you still haven't received the e-mail confirmation, your e-mail address may have been entered incorrectly. Send an e-mail to Stephanie Tobin, firstname.lastname@example.org to verify your application was received.
6. *Please submit your Purchasing Agreement or Leasing Contract to Stephanie Tobin, email@example.com for verification. Once the document has been verified, your application will be prioritized and the school will contact you to complete the enrollment at the school. This only applies if you are state resident.
Changes to your submitted Open Enrollment Application.1.If you made an error on the online application (wrong birth date, a name spelled incorrectly, wrong gender, change of address), please forward your e-mail confirmation with an explanation of correction to Stephanie Tobin, firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot make changes to your first choice school selection.2.If you would like to cancel the application because you wanting to change your school choice order, please forward your e-mail confirmation to Stephanie Tobin, email@example.com to request your application to be cancelled. Please include the reason for your cancellation. A reply e-mail will be sent when the application has been cancelled.
3. If you would like to cancel the application because you have changed your mind about applying for Open Enrollment, please forward your e-mail confirmation to Stephanie Tobin, firstname.lastname@example.org to request your application to be cancelled. Please include the reason for your cancellation. A reply e-mail will be sent when the application has been cancelled.
What happens after the Open Enrollment Application is submitted?1.
The application will be assigned a Priority Group Number from Elementary Education.2.For incoming 1st-6th grade applications (currently NOT attending a Chandler Unified school):If the required documents are not submitted with in 5 working days of the applications submission, the application will be denied.If your child is currently attending a Chandler Unified school, please do not submit records. We have the ability of looking up your child's records. 3.
Schools will verify their class ratios and this will determine how many Open Enrollments can be approved for each grade level.
If more than one school choice is listed on the application, the first school of choice will review the application, if they are not able to approve the application because of capacity, the second school choice will review the application.
4. School offices will access their online Priority Group Reports to review their applications, by Priority Group and by time and date stamp.
The required documents not received for incoming 1st - 6th grade students (students NOT enrolled in a CUSD school), will be denied. If the documents (attendance report, grade report, discipline report, IEP, 504, Gifted Scores) are not attached to the online application, they must be dropped off or mailed to the District Office within 5 working days of submision.
5. If the application is approved, the school will contact the parent/legal guardian by phone and/or e-mail. Notification will be made as promptly as possible upon receipt of application. 6. The parent/legal guardian must confirm the acceptance of the approved Open Enrollment with the school within 5 working days from the contact date or the seat will be offered to the next applicant. 7. The Elementary Education office will send notification letters via US Mail to the address that was listed in the Open Enrollment Application. 8. Registration will take place at the school AFTER you receive notification from the school. See the Student Registration and Enrollment Information section for more information on registration. 9. Once accepted, continuing Open Enrollment is subject to review each year without reapplication if continuing at the enrolled site. 10. It is expected that the student on an Open Enrollment remain at the requested school for the entire year. Revoking an Open Enrollment requires district approval.
*Open Enrollment request for 6th grade at Andersen Junior High, ACP-Oakland, and Basha AMS, will need to completed using the Secondary Open Enrollment Application.
*If you reside in the Chandler Unified School District, we request that you register your child at their attendance boundary school. If you are unsure of your home school site, please view the boundary map. If your child's Open Enrollment Application is approved, their records will be transferred to the approved school.
What are the benefits of submitting an Open Enrollment Application online?
It's quick and easy!
- Complete at home or in the office.
- Utilize a smart phone, computer or tablet.
- Submit through a secured website.
- Receive an e-mail confirmation of your application approximately 20 minutes after submission.
The Open Enrollment/Boundary Exemption Application is NOT for school registration/enrollment. You will complete your child's registration at your attendance boundary school.
Please be sure to complete the application, as it will time out after 15 minutes of no activity.View the Open Enrollment Governing Board Policy for more information.