What is Public School Open Enrollment?
Wisconsin’s inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live. Applications may be submitted to up to three nonresident school districts.
Who may participate in open enrollment?
Students in 5-year-old kindergarten through grade 12 may apply to participate in open enrollment.
Open enrollment for prekindergarten, 4-year-old kindergarten and early childhood education is limited. Parents should call their resident school districts to find out if their preschool-aged children qualify for open enrollment.
How and when may parents apply?
The open enrollment application period for the 2016-17 school year is from February 1-April 29, 2016. The application period closes at 4:00 p.m. on April 29, 2016.
Parents may apply in one of two ways:
- Online (recommended)
- Although on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction and must be delivered (hand-delivery is recommended) to the nonresident school district.
We recommend that you check out the Open Enrollment brochure created by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Can I apply outside of the Open Enrollment Application Period?
If you have questions regarding open enrollment, please contact Sheila Kind, Open Enrollment Coordinator, at 715-238-7292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Success Story:
Individual attention, a challenging curriculum and small class sizes are what appeals to high school student Sheryl Sebesta. "You have easy access to teachers and they go at a pace where everyone can learn. We have a good variety of classes and if I choose a class I really want to take, there's a good possibility I'll get it. It's easy to interact with teachers in small classes. It's a small community and people know each other."
Parent Success Story:
Chris Anding, parent to three Granton students, believes that small class size and the small community are key to making the school and students more accountable. "There's probably more pressure put on Granton kids to behave and do well because the community knows what's happening." Anding's three children have all been enrolled in Granton Schools since kindergarten and are now thriving in high school. "Small classes help because they're a person to each of their teachers." And Anding says teachers can easily catch on when a student is struggling. "If a child needs help, they get support right away. My youngest would have been lost in a larger school. He wouldn't have gotten the attention he needed to be an honor roll student that he is today."
Granton School District Mission
We provide the highest quality education possible while meeting the needs of ALL students. We do this by focusing on three things:
- Individual attention and small class size ensures that each student receives personalized education in a comfortable and nurturing, small classroom environment.
- Broad and innovative educational opportunities that include agriculture, environmental science, technical education, the arts and online distance learning offer a world of opportunities.
- Engaging and supporting community means education does not stop in the classroom -- we use service learning projects and local resources to enrich our students' academic experience.