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Open Enrollment at Elk Grove Unified School District
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Open Enrollment at Elk Grove Unified School District

On February 19, 2013, the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education approved a 5 percent cap on the number of students allowed to transfer from a school attendance area through the 2012-2013 open enrollment process.  The cap is 5 percent of the school’s projected 2013-2014 student enrollment.

For the 2012-2013 school year, the Elk Grove Unified School District offered open enrollment at seven middle schools: Harriet Eddy, Samuel Jackman, Joseph Kerr, Elizabeth Pinkerton, James Rutter and T.R. Smedberg; and at seven high schools: Cosumnes Oaks, Elk Grove, Florin, Laguna Creek, Monterey Trail, Sheldon and Valley.  Applications were due by February 15, 2013.

This year, the district received 1,311 requests for open enrollment.  Six schools had outgoing transfer requests exceeding 5 percent of their projected 2013-2014 enrollment: Harriet Eddy Middle, Samuel Jackman Middle, Toby Johnson Middle, James Rutter Middle, Laguna Creek High and Valley High schools.

The board approved a 5 percent cap on transfer requests from Harriet Eddy Middle, Samuel Jackman Middle, James Rutter Middle, Laguna Creek High and Valley High schools.  Since Toby Johnson Middle School is overcrowded, the school was exempted from the 5 percent cap for transfer requests.

The district will conduct a random computer-generated lottery for all three schools at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at Cosumnes Oaks High School in the Multipurpose Room.  A computer will randomly assign numbers and rank order students.  Students will be offered open enrollment slots based on this rank order. 

Students not selected for open enrollment will maintain their rank on a waiting list.  Should students selected to attend their school of choice decline to transfer, the slot will be offered to the next student on the ranked list.  The waiting list will be maintained until the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

Following the lottery process, parents and students will be notified of lottery results through a letter.  Students wishing to move forward with the Open Enrollment Process must fill out an open enrollment agreement, which will be included with the letter.  The agreement must be returned to the student’s school of choice by March 22, 2013.

Once enrolled in the school, students do not have to reapply each year.  However, should middle school students wish to attend the feeder high school, they must apply through the open enrollment process at that time.

Questions about open enrollment or the lottery process may be directed to Secondary Education at 916-686-7706.

Source: Elk Grove Unified School District

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