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SCUSD & WASHINGTON OPEN ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Welcome to Washington Open Elementary School

Enrollment for the current school year is ongoing throughout the year. Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opens on January 6, 2021, and is ongoing.

Please visit the District website for all of your registration needs.

Enrollment Homepage

ENROLLMENT

HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD?

The Santa Clara Unified Board of Trustees has established a policy of limited Open Enrollment. Although some of our schools are already at capacity, this policy allows families who reside within the boundaries of the district to request enrollment of their children at "any District school which may have space available for additional students." Admittance to the school of your choice under the Open Enrollment process is done by an annual random lottery system. If you applied last year and were not admitted, you will need to reapply again this year if you want to be considered for your school of choice.

Prior to applying for Open Enrollment, you must register at your school of residence. If you do not know your school of residence, please refer to the District's School Finder. You can visit the District website for more information about the registration process. Please direct any enrollment questions to your school of residence or the District mainline at (408) 423-2000.

Enrollment Homepage

After your child is enrolled in their school of residence:

  1. Visit the Santa Clara Unified School District Open Enrollment page to familiarize yourself with district Open Enrollment procedures (see above).
  2. Attend a Virtual Prospective Parent Meeting before registering for the lottery (see below).
  3. Register your child at your neighborhood school (See the School Finder).
  4. Select Washington Open as your first choice on the online registration system during the Open Enrollment period.
  5. Please direct any enrollment questions to your school of residence or our District mainline at (408) 423-2000.

If more students apply than the capacity of the grade, there will be a random, unbiased selection process that is fair to all students (a lottery). Children not placed initially through lottery will be placed on a waiting list for spots in the program. You will be notified by mail from SCUSD about the outcome of your request for open enrollment.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL?
All students entering grades K-5 who are eligible to enroll in any SCUSD school may apply for open enrollment to Washington Open Elementary. Please see the SCUSD Open Enrollment page or contact SCUSD for more information.

ARE STUDENTS WHO RESIDE OUTSIDE OF SCUSD ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL AT WASHINGTON OPEN?
No


Virtual Prospective Parent Meetings

Prospective Washington Open parents are strongly encouraged to attend one of our two virtual information meetings.  Please see the main Washington Open Page for dates, times, and links to the meetings.