7. What is Open Enrollment?

Arizona is not a full “school of choice” state, which means if a child lives outside of the district they wish to attend they are not automatically entitled to attend that particular school. To address this Arizona has what is called “Open Enrollment.” Open enrollment allows students to enroll in public, charter and online courses outside of their local school zone.

January is typically when schools and districts start evaluating their available space as well as forecasting enrollment for the following year. Please keep in mind that even though schools have open enrollment, seats are normally limited and students must meet their enrollment requirements.

For more detailed information on individual district policies, you must contact their office directly. If you do not have their contact information, please feel free to use our “School Search Function” at www.ade.az.gov/edd to retrieve it.