Open Enrollment Information for the 2021-22 School Year

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All Arizona students are permitted to attend any public school of their choice – even if the school is outside their district attendance area or outside their district of residence. PVSchools allows incoming kindergarten through 12th-grade students from anywhere in the state to enroll with us based on individual school availability.

The official District Open Enrollment period is September 1, 2020, through January 21, 2021.

Our annual open enrollment period consists of two rounds: the early bird round and the final round. Get more details by clicking on the name of each round:

Early Bird Round

The Early Bird Round, which is for families residing within, as well as outside, district boundaries, begins on Tuesday, Sept. 1 and concludes on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. All early bird applications received will be processed and parents/guardians notified via email prior to winter break.

The Early Bird Round is NOT first-come first-served. Everyone applying between Sept. 1 and Dec. 1, 2020 has the same opportunity for acceptance.  

Final Round

The Final Round, which is for out-of-district families ONLY, begins Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, and concludes on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Applications received during this time frame will be processed and accepted or denied based on remaining space availability at the requested school. Please note that there may be additional closures by Dec. 1. Applicants will be notified via email in February 2021.

Applications received after Dec. 1, 2020 but prior to January 21, 2021 will be processed and accepted or denied based on remaining space availability at the requested school.


Out-of-district parents that miss the open enrollment deadlines still have an opportunity to apply by contacting the school of their choice to inquire about space availability for enrollment.


Out-of-district students are responsible for transportation to and from school.

Additional Important Information

Boy And Girl Smiling Outside Of Campo Bello Elementary EntranceStudents currently enrolled in one of our PVSchools under Open Enrollment do not need to reapply if they are remaining at the same school.

Per Governing Board policy, students currently on open enrollment and wishing to continue through their elementary, middle or high school feeder system DO NOT need to reapply when entering 7th grade or 9th grade providing they choose to attend the middle school or high school in their current feeder system. They just need to notify their current school (commitment letters to be sent from schools in November) that they wish to continue in their current feeder system.

If a school other than the feeder school is selected, parents will need to complete an Open Enrollment application. Some middle schools feed to more than one high school, so it’s imperative that the current school office knows the feeder choice before Dec. 1. Incoming siblings of currently attending open-enrolled students must apply for Open Enrollment but will be given priority status.

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Where to Apply for Open Enrollment

Fill Out the Open Enrollment Form

 

By submitting an Open Enrollment Application Form, the student and parent/guardian agree to comply with all policies and regulations of the Paradise Valley Schools including standards for conduct and attendance.

The district will notify you of the outcome of your application. See the enrollment deadlines outlined in the District's Open Enrollment Policy for an indication of when you should expect an outcome. Upon successful application, you will be required to complete the Student Registration Packet.

Schools with Open Enrollment Closures for the 2020-21 School Year

Elementary Schools:

Wildfire Elementary and Fireside Elementary are open for kindergarten, but closed for all other grades. 

After Dec. 1, 2020, kindergarten at Wildfire and Fireside will be closed to all in-district applicants. For out-of-district applicants, enrollment will close on Jan. 21, 2021. 

Additionally, the following programs are closed for open enrollment due to lack of available capacity; however, all applications will be accepted and considered if space and staffing become available. Programs currently closed are: Choices Affect Behavioral Success (CABS), Communication Disorders (CD), Learning for Academic Success (LAS), Mild Intellectual Disability (MIID), Moderate Intellectual, Disability (MOID), Severe Intellectual Disability (SID), Structured Autism Programs - Academic Level, Structured Programs - Functional Level, and Uniquely Gifted, and Serving Unique Needs (SUN) Kids Preschool.

Middle Schools:

Desert Shadows Middle and Explorer Middle are closed for open enrollment for grade 8. Applications for grade 7 will be accepted based upon availability.

Additionally, the following programs are closed for open enrollment due to lack of available capacity; however, all applications will be accepted and considered if space and staffing become available. Programs currently closed are: Choices Affect Behavioral Success (CABS), Communication Disorders (CD), Learning for Academic Success (LAS), Mild Intellectual Disability (MIID), Moderate Intellectual Disability (MOID), Structured Programs - Academic Level, Structured Autism Programs - Functional Level, and Uniquely Gifted.

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High Schools:

Pinnacle High School is closed for open enrollment for grades 10, 11, and 12. Applications for grade 9 will be accepted based upon availability.

Additionally, the following programs are closed for open enrollment due to lack of available capacity; however, all applications will be accepted and considered if space and staffing become available. Programs currently closed are: Choices Affect Behavioral Success (CABS), Communication Disorders (CD), Learning for Academic Success (LAS), Mild Intellectual Disability (MIID), Moderate Intellectual Disability (MOID), Pathways, Severe Intellectual Disability (SID), Structured Autism Programs - Academic Level, Structured Programs - Functional Level, and Uniquely Gifted.

Explore High School Signature Programs (PDF)

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Open Enrollment Assistance

For assistance with the Open Enrollment process, please call or email:

Elementary (K-6)

Tera Sorenson
(602) 449-2095
tsorenson@pvschools.net

Secondary (7-12)

Stephanie Machas
(602) 449-2097
smachas@pvschools.net