Open Enrollment

Last Updated: 5/3/2022 7:47 PM

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR.

Yellow Springs Schools is excited to offer open enrollment opportunities for grades K - 12. Our schools offer small student-to-teacher ratios along with hands-on, student-centered project-based learning opportunities. 

If you have any questions, please contact Yellow Springs Schools at (937)767-7381 or email openenrollment@ysschools.org

Open Enrollment Timeline 

Open Enrollment Timeline for the 2022-2023 School Year

Renewal period for current open enrollment students

February  15 - Last Day of March

Phase I: New Open Enrollment applications available for K-12 

April 1 - Last Day of May
Notification letters for Phase I applications June 30
Phase II: Additional window for new Open Enrollment applications* July 7 - Last Day of 1st Quarter
Notification letters for Phase II applications Within two weeks of receipt of application

*A second phase will only occur if there are seats available after the close of Phase I.

Open Enrollment Process

 

Current Open Enrollment Families

Submit Open Enrollment Notice of Intent between 8:00 a.m. February 15 and 4:00 p.m. on the last day of March

Once the window has closed, the Open Enrollment Notice of Intent is no longer accessible until the next school year. 

If current open enrollment students do not submit their Open Enrollment Notice of Intent by 4:00 p.m. on the last day of March , they will have to apply as a new student in Phase I

 

Phase I: New Families 

New families can apply online, here, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on April 1. Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on the last day of May.

 

Paper applications are available at the school buildings and the Yellow Springs Schools Board of Education office at 201 S. Walnut Street (Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.).

 

*A second application window is not guaranteed. 

 

Notice of Approval and Acceptance of Offer

Parent(s)/guardian(s) of applications received during Phase I will receive notice of approval by June 30. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are required to submit a Letter of Acceptance within one week (7 days) of notice of acceptance. The Letter of Acceptance will be available online. A link will be included in the notice of approval. 

 

Phase II: New Families

A second window for new open enrollment applications will be opened if there are any seats available. Grade openings will be dictated by the number of seats available in each grade. 

New families can apply online beginning at 8:00 a.m. on July 7. Online applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the last day of the 1st Quarter.

 

Notice of Approval and Acceptance of Offer

Parent(s)/guardian(s) of applications received during Phase II will receive notice of approval within two weeks of application. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are required to submit a Letter of Acceptance within one week (7 days) of notice of acceptance. The Letter of Acceptance will be available online. A link will be included in the notice of approval. 

Enrollment Priority 

Enrollment priority shall be given to resident native students. Such students may not be refused attendance in the District, regardless of capacity. Resident native students also include those as defined by R.C. 3313.64.
 

Currently Enrolled Students

Students approved and enrolled in a school through open enrollment may continue in the District through all grades without reapplying so long as they indicate in writing their intent to remain enrolled on or before the last day of March for the current school year. If a Notice of Intent to Remain is not provided on or before the last day of March for the current school year, the student will be withdrawn for the following school year.
 

Siblings

To the extent possible, siblings of current open enrollment students will be given preference provided enrollment procedures are met.
 

Children of Employees

To the extent possible, children of employees will be given preference after siblings of open-enrollment students, provided enrollment procedures are met.
 

Other

Any applications not fitting the above priority classifications will be considered in the order in which they are received.
 

Waitlist

If a grade level is full, applicants will be placed on a waiting list following the outlined priority order listed above. 
 

Important Information about Kindergarten Applicants

A child must be age-eligible in their home district (district of residence) before they can apply for open enrollment in another district. 
 
Yellow Springs Schools will not conduct kindergarten screenings for open enrollment students who are not 5 years of age by August 1st. 
 

District

Kindergarten Age Eligibility Date

Beavercreek August 1
Cedar Cliff August 1
Centerville September 30
Greenon August 1
Huber Heights September 30
Springfield September 30
Xenia September 30

*If your resident district is not listed, please contact the district office for this information prior to applying.

Open Enrollment Eligibility

Please note that not all districts allow resident students to open enroll elsewhere such as Fairborn City and Mad River Local Schools. Please check with your resident district before applying. 

 

 

Additional Information

EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT.

At Yellow Springs Schools, our highly-qualified staff excels at engaging and empowering every student through child-centered, hands-on learning. Each year, students participate in a number of thoughtful project-based learning lessons, designed to develop and enhance real-world skills like collaboration and problem-solving.

 

BE DIFFERENT.

In our inclusive educational environment, diversity is not just accepted but celebrated. We believe each student comes to school with a story to tell and a voice to be heard. Students are encouraged to share their experiences and background and to learn from one another to foster a welcoming educational atmosphere for all.

 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Through project-based learning, students from kindergarten to 12th grade are given the opportunity and encouragement to make a difference in the world. Whether locally, nationally or globally, our goal is to give students the tools they need to be leaders and agents of change.