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Open Enrollment
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Open Enrollment

Minnesota's public school students all have the opportunity to apply to attend public schools outside the school district in which they reside. There are a variety of reasons for open enrolling and include the availability of different class and curriculum offerings. Open enrollment is a school choice option available at no cost to the student. More than 30,000 Minnesota students participated in open enrollment last year. Students must apply to the school district of their choice by the priority filing date of January 15 for the following school year. Families generally provide transportation.  No tuition is charged. 

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2009-10 Open Enrollment Reference Documents pdf icon 2Mb (10/16/2009)
     This packet provides school district staff extensive information on current open enrollment policy as well as key documents from past years that influence current practice.
Minnesota Districts Who Receive Statewide Integration Revenue pdf icon 37Kb (10/28/2008) doc icon 77Kb (10/28/2008)
     These districts have no January 15 deadline for Statewide Enrollment, so families may apply at any time.
Q & A on Statewide Open Enrollment pdf icon 165Kb (10/26/2009)
Statewide Enrollment Options Form pdf icon 53Kb (8/2/2010) doc icon 154Kb (8/2/2010)
     Form ED-01861-23. Application for Enrollment in School District Enrollment Options Program