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Open Enrollment Transfer Request

  • FAMILIES, PLEASE READ:

    Zoning is based on your home address – see current Attendance Zones for more detail. Any parents wishing to transfer their student(s) to a school outside their zoned area will need to submit an online application. Parents, you must provide transportation for approved transfer requests. Space for the 2017-2018 school year is limited in all schools and grade levels, and Open Enrollment Policy 3010 will be closely followed for all requests. Contact your home school or the District office for more information about transfer requests. PLEASE NOTE that this process is NOT for students wishing to attend one of our “application only” schools: Venture High School, Ramsey Magnet School and Sorensen Magnet School. Application links for transfer requests will appear below when the transfer window opens.

    UPDATE: DECISIONS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD [June 5, 2017]:

    Currently, Coeur d’Alene Public Schools is experiencing varying degrees of growth (new homes/apartment developments, etc.) across our district. Therefore, our ability to notify families regarding their open-enrollment requests depends on the location of the school, the enrollment growth in the area, etc. We will notify families as soon as possible regarding their “Intent to Enroll” requests; however most families will not know decisions until late August. When a decision is made, you will be contacted by your child's school with details. 


    Applications by grade for the 2017-2018 School Year:

    In-District (K-5): START APPLICATION 

    Parents who wish to request a different elementary school for their student(s) for the 2017-2018 school year will need to complete the online application (available below after May 1) and submit. [Students on a current transfer DO NOT need to complete this process—you will receive the required “Intent to Enroll Form” from your school in May.]  Decisions regarding new transfers will be made no later than the end of August.

    PLEASE NOTE: For the 2017-18 school year, Coeur d’Alene Public Schools will only approve a limited number of NEW enrollment transfer requests for grades K-5th, especially in the northwest region of our district. This is the result of our ongoing efforts to reduce the stress of overcrowding on our students, teachers, and facilities. We will further be limited by the strategic closing of classroom sections across the Northwest region to proactively distribute school populations, supported by the opening of the new Hayden Lake Center. 

    In-District Transition to Middle (into 6th): 2nd Window: CLOSED

    Parents who wish to request a different middle school than the school their student(s) has been zoned for will need to complete the online application via the link above and submit. Principals will meet in June to review ALL open enrollment requests. If your student is granted the transfer, the transferred school now becomes their home school.


    In-District Middle School (7-8): 2nd Window: CLOSED

    Parents who wish to request a different middle school than the school their student(s) has been zoned for will need to complete the online application via the link above and submit. Principals will meet in June to review ALL open enrollment requests. If your student is granted the transfer, the transferred school now becomes their home school.


    In-District High School (9-12): START APPLICATION / 3rd Window: OPEN FOR CHS REQUESTS ONLY

    PLEASE NOTE: Coeur d'Alene High School is still accepting transfer applications and decisions will be made in late August. Lake City High School is FULL and is no longer accepting applications.  

    Parents who wish to request a different high school for their student(s) for the 2017-2018 school year will need to complete the online application via the link above and submit. Principals will meet in June to review open enrollment requests. If your student is granted the transfer, the transferred school now becomes their home school.


    Out of District Elementary School (K- 5): START APPLICATION OPEN FOR SIBLINGS OF CURRENT STUDENTS

    Due to increasing enrollment across the district we are no longer accepting K-5 transfer requests at this time for out-of-district families new to our district. However, out-of-district students currently attending Coeur d’Alene schools will be allowed to attend Coeur d’Alene schools. [Students on a current transfer DO NOT need to complete this process; just complete the required “Intent to Enroll” form from your school.] In addition, if your family has a student who is currently enrolled in our district, you may request an in-district transfer for another sibling for the 2017-2018 school year, using the online application (see link below). Siblings of currently enrolled of-of-district students will be accepted, if there is space available.  Decisions will be made no later than the end of August. 


    Out of District Middle School (6-8): 2nd Window: CLOSED

    Out of District High School (9-12): START APPLICATION/3rd Window: OPEN FOR CHS REQUESTS ONLY

    PLEASE NOTE: Coeur d'Alene High School is still accepting transfer applications and decisions will be made in late August. Lake City High School is FULL and is no longer accepting applications.  

    Parent wishing to enrol their student(s) —grade 6 through 12— in the Coeur d’Alene School District for the 2017-2018 school year will need to complete the online application via the link above and submit. Due to increasing enrollment across the district, space for the 2017-2018 school year is limited in all schools and grade levels. Principals will meet in June to review open enrollment requests.

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