Open Enrollment

The 2021-2022 Open Enrollment Application window for NEW and RETURNING open enrolled students will begin on Thursday, April 1 and run through Monday, May 31, 2021.  

This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing requirements any NEW Open Enrollment Application submission for grades K-12 will automatically be placed on the Wait List.  New applicants will be notified of their final application status between August 3 and August 14, 2021.

We will attempt to notify returning open enrolled student applicants by June 30, 2021.

All NEW Open Enrollment Application submissions for students in grades K-12 will automatically be placed on the Wait List.

If you have any issues or difficulty filling this application, please call 614-873-5621 or email [email protected].

If you are a former student that is returning to Jonathan Alder, please contact [email protected] for assistance with accessing and/or reactivating your Final Forms account.

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.

However, if you are a returning student who missed the deadline please email [email protected] as soon as possible. 

Once an application is submitted, you will be notified via email* no later than August 15 of your student's open enrollment status.

NEW APPLICANTS (except those whose most recent school is in JA):
Please make sure you have available a recent grade report or transcript and (if applicable) a copy of the current additional supporting documents like IEP, Gifted Scores, WEP, or 504 Plan. We will contact you should we need to review these.
Thank you for your interest in the Jonathan Alder Local Schools' Open Enrollment Program!

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.
If you have any questions reading the policy, please call 614-873-5621 or email [email protected].
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