Open Enrollment


The 2021-2022 open enrollment application period is February 1 – April 30, 2021

What is Open Enrollment?
The inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend public school in a school district other than the one in which they reside.

DPI Resources and Links

Who can apply?
Any Wisconsin resident in 4K to grade 12 may apply to attend a nonresident school district under the open enrollment program. However, a child may transfer to a nonresident school district for early childhood education or 4K only if the child’s resident school district offers the same type of program and only if the child is eligible for that program in the resident school district.

DPI Open Enrollment Brochure – 2021-2022 English
DPI Open Enrollment Brochure – 2021-2022 Spanish
DPI Open Enrollment Brochure – 2021-2022 Hmong
DPI Open Enrollment Forms and Other Languages for Information 
DPI Open Enrollment Help Guide
DPI Alternative Open Enrollment Application

Part-time Open Enrollment

Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, a pupil enrolled in a public school in the high school grades may attend public school in a nonresident school district for the purpose of taking a course offered by the nonresident school district.  A pupil may attend no more than 2 courses at any time in nonresident school districts.  Wis. Stat. 118.52

The Part-time Open Enrollment application and informational brochure can be found on DPI’s new Part-time Open Enrollment webpage.

Additional information about the restoration of Part-time Open Enrollment can be found in the Act 59 Open Enrollment Changes List Serve sent on December 14, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact our District Registrar, Tammy Shaffer at 608-767-2586 or you may contact the DPI at 888-245-2732 or