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Open Enrollment Options


Open Enrollment

If you reside outside of the Eau Claire Area School District, but wish for your child to attend an ECASD school for the 2020-21 school year, you must complete an open enrollment application. The form will be available beginning February 3rd on the Department of Public Instruction Open Enrollment site. The 2020-21 regular open enrollment application period is February 3rd, 2020 - April 30th, 2020 at 4:00 PM.

2019-20 Open Enrollment Brochure

Alternative Open Enrollment

Parents normally apply for open enrollment for the following school year during a three-month application period which begins in February and ends on the last weekday in April. However, 2011 Act 114 established a procedure by which parents may apply for open enrollment outside of the regular application period.  You can find more information on the process, including the application form, at Open Enrollment Alternative Application.

Part-time Open Enrollment

Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, a pupil enrolled in a public school in the high school grades may attend public school in a nonresident school district for the purpose of taking a course offered by the nonresident school district.  A pupil may attend no more than 2 courses at any time in nonresident school districts.  Wis. Stat. 118.52

The Part-time Open Enrollment application and informational brochure can be found on DPI’s new Part-time Open Enrollment webpage.  

Alternate School Requests

Transfer Request to an Alternate School 

Eau Claire Area School District Board Policy 432 states that students will be expected to attend the school located in the attendance boundary in which they reside. 

If you reside within the ECASD but wish for your child to attend a school outside of your neighborhood boundary, you must complete an Alternate School Request Form.   This is not for Open Enrollment requests. This request is subject to approval and is generally only granted for extenuating circumstances. Please turn in the form to your neighborhood school principal.



Completing an Open Enrollment, Part-time Open Enrollment, Alternative Open Enrollment, or Alternate School Request form DOES NOT enroll your child into the ECASD. You will need to complete a separate enrollment application via the Enrollment website.