New Student Enrollment
For K-12 students who live within the district boundaries.
1. Find your home school using the School Locator tool.
If you require assistance in finding your home school, please call us on (602) 449-2000 and ask for Elementary or Secondary (Middle and High School) Support.
2. Download and complete the New Student Enrollment packet (En Español). This can be filled in electronically and printed. You can also pick up the New Student Enrollment packet from the school office.
3. Bring the New Student Enrollment packet along with the following documents to your child's school:
- A certified copy of the child’s birth certificate
- The child’s immunization records
- Emergency contact names and phone numbers, including your doctor's contact information
- Proof of residency in the state of Arizona
- IEP Form (if required)
4. You will also be required to fill in a Student Emergency Card upon registration at the school.
5. Congratulations! Your child is now enrolled at the PV School of your choice.
For K-12 students who reside outside district boundaries
Those choosing a PV School other than their home school
1. Read the Open Enrollment FAQs
2. Download the Open Enrollment/Transfer Application form (En Español).
3. Print the Open Enrollment/Transfer Application form and complete in full
4. Send the completed Open Enrollment application form to:
Fax: (602) 449-2094
Mail (or in person):
Attention: Open Enrollment
15002 N 32nd St.,
Phoenix AZ, 85032
5. The district will notify you of the outcome of your application. See the Enrollment Deadlines tab for an indication of when you should expect an outcome.
Contact our Community Education department at: (602) 449-2201 or visit their website.
Arizona students are permitted to attend public schools outside their district attendance area or outside their district of residence.
Open enrollment applications for both in-district and out-of-district students are accepted at the District Administrative Center during the dates specified for open enrollment on the application form. Governing Board policy sets the application period as Sept. 1 through Jan. 21. Applicants are notified of the application outcome by email and by post.
Out-of-district parents who miss the open enrollment period may also submit an application to the principal of the school they wish their child to attend. In this case, the school principal notifies the parent of their status as soon as they are able to determine space availability in their school. For details, see the Enrollment Deadlines tab.
Open-enrolled students are responsible for their own transportation to and from school.
Open Enrollment Closures
The following schools/grades are currently not accepting open enrollment for the 2014-15 year:
Fireside Elementary closed for grades 2, 3, 5, 6
Copper Canyon Elementary is closed to grades 1, 2, 6
North Ranch Elementary is closed to grade 6
Pinnacle High School is open to grade 9 only. Grades 10, 11, 12 are closed.
Open Enrollment Deadlines
Applications for Open Enrollment are accepted between September 1 and January 21 each year for the following school year.
Early Bird Applications
Applications received by December 1
(or the first school day in December) will receive a response by mid-December.
Applications received between December 2 and January 21
(or the previous school day), will receive a response dependent upon remaining space availablity at the school requested.
Missed the Open Enrollment deadlines? Don’t worry – there are still options. Parents can submit an application after the January 21 deadline to the principal of the school they wish their child to attend. The school principal will notify the parent of their child’s status, dependent upon spaces available at the school.
Q: What is open enrollment?
Open enrollment enables Arizona students to attend public schools outside their district attendance areas or outside their district of residence.
Q:How can I apply for Open Enrollment?
Parents may submit open enrollment applications for the next school year at the PV Schools District Administrative Center reception area, 15002 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. Parents may also download an application from the district website open enrollment page.
Q: Is there a deadline to apply for the next school year?
Applications are due by the date specified on the application form, between Sept. 1 and Jan. 21. After the open enrollment period closes, out-of-district parents may submit applications to the principal of the school they wish their child to attend. In this case, principals will notify parents of their child's enrollment status as soon as they are able to determine space availability.)
Q: Do all PV Schools schools/programs participate?
Yes, with the exception of schools or programs that have reached capacity.
Q: My child is currently attending a PV Schools school under open enrollment. Do I need to reapply for the following school year?
Students currently attending under open enrollment do not need to reapply for the following school year, including students who are advancing to middle school or high school, as long as that school is in their current school feeder group. Applications for siblings of students currently participating in open enrollment receive priority status in the open enrollment process. This is a policy revision as of 8/1/13. Governing Board Policy 5.2.2
Q: Once I have submitted the application, when will I be notified of my child's status?
Parents will receive notification by mail and email of the outcome of their application. Open enrollment status is not determined on a first come, first-served basis. Everyone who applies during the open enrollment period has the same opportunity for acceptance. In the event more applications are received than spaces available, a lottery drawing will be held to determine which applications received during the open enrollment period will be accepted.
Q :Is bus transportation provided for open-enrolled students?
Transportation for open-enrolled students is the responsibility of the parents.
Q: What is the age cut-off for Kindergarten?
Childern who turn 5 years old before September 1 of the enrolling year are eligible to apply to their neighborhood PV School.
Q: My child is born after September 1. Are they still eligible?
If your child is born between September 1 and December 31 of the enrolling year may be eligible based on the results of Early Entry testing
Q: I live outside District boundaries - can I still enroll my student in Kindergarten at PV Schools?
Yes! Entry to PV Schools is available to all Arizona residents. You will have to apply first through the Open Enrollment process.