Open Enrollment

  • The Washington Elementary School District Governing Board has an open enrollment policy that meets the guidelines of Arizona State Mandates. Students enrolled under the open enrollment policy must submit an open enrollment application form each year in order to be considered for “continuing enrollment” (defined as previously accepted without a break in attendance).

    The District will give enrollment priority to continuing open enrollment students and their siblings, as long as the enrollment of such students may be accomplished in accordance with the District’s admission criteria. In addition to the capacity considerations, the following criteria shall be used to evaluate continued open enrollment eligibility and may result in denial of open enrollment for subsequent years:

    1. The student, or his or her parent or guardian, has engaged in misconduct by providing false or misleading information to the District or to any District employee, including information requested or required on any open enrollment application;
    2. The student is currently under long-term suspension or expulsion or has been involved in a series of five (5) or more short-term suspensions during the current school year.
    3. The student withdrew from school to avoid possible long-term suspension or expulsion;
    4. The student has a record of excessive absences, truancy, and or tardy arrival at school (for purposes of this policy, excessive absences shall be defined as ten (10) or more unexcused absences and/or for tardy arrival, ten (10) or more tardies in any school year);
    5. The student is not in compliance with any condition of disciplinary action imposed by this District or with any condition imposed by a juvenile court pursuant to A.R.S. §8-301 et.seq.; or
    6. The student has been adjudicated delinquent or convicted of a crime.

    If you are interested in open enrollment status, please fill out the application and return it to the school office.

    2022-2023 Kindergarten Students

    Open Enrollment applications may be approved at the Registration Center, for students not receiving Special Education services. Approval is based on available space.

    The principal of the school will notify you of the decision concerning your child for open enrollment.