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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. 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. Students who reside in Jefferson County.
  4. 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.
  5. Students who do not reside in Jefferson County, BUT they are the child of a full-time staff member at the Open School.
  6. Students who do not reside in Jefferson County.

FIRST ROUND: The first round of choice enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year takes place January 9th– January 31st, 2017. The first round of choice enrollment is conducted as a lottery. For this round, applications are not prioritized as to when they are received, as long as they are received within the window. Applications and artifacts are collected throughout the window and then a lottery is conducted after the window has ended. Students who have met all enrollment requirements are accepted on a space available basis. Waiting lists, which are prioritized, will be created if applicants exceed space available. A separate application must be completed and submitted for each child. Placing an application during the first round of choice enrollment represents the best chance at obtaining an enrollment spot at the Open School.

Click here to download a copy of the 2017-2018 FIRST Round Choice Enrollment Application (No longer available, see second round application below)Please note that applications for first round choice enrollment will not be accepted until January 9th and will only be accepted through the end of business on Tuesday, January 31st (about 4:00 PM).

SECOND ROUND: The second round of choice enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year takes place February 10 – August 31, 2017. 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.

Click here to download a copy of the 2017-2018 SECOND Round Choice Enrollment Application.

Please note that applications for second round choice enrollment will not be accepted until February 10th and will only be accepted through the end of business on Thursday, August 31st (about 4:00 PM).


 

Turning in Applications for Enrollment

Applications for enrollment can be dropped off in person at the front reception desk of the Open School from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on normal school days within either the first round or second round of choice enrollment. Following is the address:

Jefferson County Open School
7655 West 10th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214

If it is not possible for your family to turn in an application in person, please contact our enrollment secretary, Gayle Diaz, to make alternate arrangements. Gayle can be reached at Gayle.Diaz@jeffco.k12.co.us or 303-982-7045.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I turn my application in today? Applications can ONLY be accepted during First Round Choice Enrollment January 9th – 31st, 2017, or during Second Round Choice Enrollment February 10th - August 31st, 2017.
  •  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 in 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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