Whether your child is a new applicant or returning to the program, ALL Open Enrollment students must apply every school year. Unfortunately, we are not able to guarantee enrollment from year-to-year.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. The application deadline was May 31, 2018. Applications for the 2019-20 school year will be open April 1-May 31, 2019.
Once an application is submitted, you will be notified via email* no later than August 15 of your student's open enrollment status.
*If you do not have an email address we will notify you via mail or telephone.
See Board Policy #5113 for more information about Open Enrollment and the selection process.
As stated in board policy, returning students will not even be considered for enrollment at Jonathan Alder Schools if the following are not met. These are excerpts from the policy:
J. All approved applications for open enrollment are good for one (1) school year only and may be discontinued at the discretion of the administration in subsequent years for poor/irregular attendance, lack of academic performance/progress, or failure to follow school rules. The Board may also take action to discontinue the program.
K. All approved applicants must pay school fees for the grade level they attend or courses they are taking. No school fees will be waived. If parents/students wish to take advantage of the elimination of their fees provided by HB1, they should remain in their home school district. When our School District began the open enrollment program, it was clearly understood that it was to be done in a way that would not cost local taxpayer's dollars to fund students who did not live in our School District. In the intent of this policy, therefore, fees will not be waived for open enrollment students and if they are not paid, the student will no longer be able to attend the Jonathan Alder Schools.
Currently, new applicants in the following grades will automatically be placed on a waitlist due to in-district numbers. Enrollment numbers are subject to change and we will still be accepting applications for these grades in the event that space becomes available.
No grades are currently on a waitlist for 2019-20. Numbers are still being evaluated.
NEW APPLICANTS - a recent grade report or transcript MUST be sent via email, fax, or mail to be added to this online application submission. New applicants applying for HIGH SCHOOL, please submit a final transcript for the current school year once complete.
Additional supporting documents - please also send a copy of the current IEP, Gifted Scores and WEP, or 504 Plan if your student has one.
Fax - 614-873-8462
Jonathan Alder Local Schools
9200 US Route 42 S
Plain City, OH 43064
If you have any questions after reading the policy, you may contact:
Thank you for your interest in the Jonathan Alder Local Schools' Open Enrollment Program!