Open Enrollment

Wisconsin's Inter-District Public School Open Enrollment program allows families to apply for their students to attend school districts other than the one in which they live. There is no tuition cost to families, however, you will be charged the same student fees as a resident student, i.e., consumable fees, extracurricular fees. 

Please note: Open Enrolled families are responsible for their own transportation to and from school. Exceptions exist for students attending daycare in Elkhorn with a regularly scheduled bus stop at or near the location. 

Applications are to be submitted online or to the non-resident school district (EASD) beginning in February for the following school year. 

The Open Enrollment application window for 2018-19 is February 5, 2018 - April 30, 2018. 
You may also visit the Elkhorn Area School District Administrative Services Center at 3 N. Jackson Street to fill out a paper version of the Open Enrollment application.

Have questions? Contact the Open Enrollment Coordinator, Jodi Essman, at essmjo@elkhorn.k12.wi.us or 262-723-3160, ext. 1405.

Who needs to complete the Open Enrollment application?

  • Students currently attending EASD via Tuition Waiver for the 2017-18 school year
  • Students who have changed residency to a non-Elkhorn address, between September and April
  • Students planning to move to an address outside of EASD and who wish to continue to attend EASD schools
*Please note, this is a one-time application and does not need to be resubmitted each year.

Alternative Open Enrollment
Families wishing to open-enroll outside of the regular application period may submit an Alternative Open Enrollment Application, after July 1 for the current school year, along with a brief explanation describing your desire to open-enroll, to the EASD Administrative Services Center at 3 N. Jackson Street. 

An Open Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions document can be found on the WI Department of Public Instruction website. 

Intra-District Transfer
Intra-district transfers are for current EASD students who wish to attend a school other than their regular Attendance Center school. This is not considered open enrollment, and an application for open enrollment is not necessary. If you wish to attend a school other than your regular Attendance Center school, please complete an Intra-District Transfer Request online. You will be contacted if there are any questions.