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If you are a parent who currently has an active ParentVUE account and has at least one child in preschool through eighth grade attending Continental Elementary School District use ParentVUE to begin the registration process for your student.
If you are a new parent and do not have any children attending Continental Elementary School District, create a New ParentVUE account and begin the registration process for your student.
Regular enrollment is attending the local school you are assigned to based on your home address. This is also referred to as attending your default school or home school. Schools must ensure there is enough classroom space for these students (A.R.S. § 15-816.01).
Open enrollment allows parents to apply for admission to any public school in the state as long as there is classroom space available.
The District has an open-enrollment program as set forth in A.R.S. § 15-816 et seq. The open enrollment program described in this policy shall be placed on the District website and made available to the public on request.
No tuition shall be charged for open enrollment, except as authorized by applicable provisions of A.R.S. § 15-764, A.R.S. §15-797, A.R.S. § 15-823, A.R.S. § 15-824, and A.R.S. § 15-825 or if the District has entered into a voluntary agreement with another district for the payment of tuition for certain pupils.
The District shall update on each school's website the school's capacity and whether the school is currently accepting open enrollment students, by grade level, at least once every twelve (12) weeks unless there are no changes to report for the individual school.
If a school has any other separate capacity by specialized program, information regarding whether that program is accepting open enrollment students, in the same manner. The websites for the District and the individual schools will reflect information that is consistent with the model format adopted by the State Board of Education. This information will include instructions for how parents may apply for open enrollment. Hard copies of these instructions shall also be available to parents at individual schools.
Schools shall accept pupils throughout the school year as capacity allows. Pupils who are denied access due to capacity shall be placed on a waitlist and informed that they are on a waitlist. Pupils on the waitlist shall be selected as seats become available.
The District shall enroll at any time any Resident Pupil who applies for enrollment at that pupil's Resident School. For open enrollment, the District shall give enrollment preference to and reserve capacity for all of the following based on the priority listed below:
The District may also give enrollment preference to the following pupils regardless of the priority list above:
If, after applying the preferences above, the remaining capacity at a school is insufficient to enroll all pupils who submit a timely open enrollment request, the school shall select pupils based on a lottery. If a pupil is selected through the lottery process, any siblings of that pupil shall then be given enrollment preference as well. Pupils placed on a waitlist shall also be informed of the lottery process.
For Nonresident Pupils with disabilities whose individualized education program specifies that transportation is necessary to fulfill the program, the District shall provide transportation limited to not more than thirty miles each way to and from the school of attendance or to and from a pick-up point on a regular transportation route or for the total miles traveled to day to an adjacent district.
The District shall not provide transportation to any other Nonresident Pupils other than as described above.
Except as provided in A.R.S. § 15-816.01, a school shall not limit admission based on any of the following:
Open enrollment allows students who live:
Parents choose to open-enroll their child in another school or school district for many reasons such as unique program offerings, teaching philosophy, extracurricular activities, or a closer proximity to work. Regardless of the reason, open enrollment is an option for parents if there is space.
If you are denied enrollment because there is not enough space, you will be placed on a waiting list. As space becomes available, the Continental Elementary School District will select students for enrollment using an equitable selection process such as a lottery (A.R.S. § 15-816.01).
State Enrollment Statute
The school does/does not provide transportation to open-enrollment students. The school does provide transportation up to 30 miles each way to students with disabilities whose IEP specifies that transportation is necessary to fulfill the program.