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Open Enrollment / Transfers

Arizona state law allows students to apply for admission to any public school through open enrollment  based on available school and program space (A.R.S. § 15-816.01).

Open Enrollment is an opportunity for students who reside outside of Kingman Unified School District boundaries to enroll in KUSD schools. Students who live within KUSD boundaries (resident students) may also apply for open enrollment to change schools to one outside their geographically assigned school zone. Acceptance is based on the requested school’s grade-level, program capacity, and admissions criteria. Capacity, availability, and open enrollment criteria will be updated on district and school sites quarterly.

Open Enrollment Capacity by School and Program

Open Enrollment Criteria

  • Classroom or program space availability.
  • Parent or legal guardians provide transportation to and from school.
  • Student maintains prompt and regular attendance.
  • Student maintains good citizenship.
  • Student maintains steady academic growth.
  • Open enrollment applications are accurately and truthfully completed.  

Once a student is accepted and attending the school of choice, the student must comply with the school's rules as reflected in the student/parent handbook and/or board policy. Failure to follow all KUSD policies and procedures may result in the denial of a future open enrollment application at all schools within the District. If this occurs, the student will be enrolled at his/her home school only. The student may reapply for open enrollment one calendar year following the revocation.

Open enrollment may be immediately revoked for disciplinary action that results in expulsion or long-term suspension. It may also be revoked at the end of the semester due to chronically poor attendance or failure to follow school rules, district policies and procedures, and/or any other disruptions by the student that interfere with the day to day running of a school.

Prior to an open enrollment revocation, a warning letter will be sent from the school principal to the parent or legal guardian. Parents who receive a warning letter from the school should follow up with school administration to ensure an understanding of changes needed to improve the student’s open enrollment status.

False information submitted on the open enrollment application is considered a breach of the agreement and is cause for enrollment revocation. False information may include, but is not limited to, purposefully providing an incorrect address, submitting altered academic / behavior records, or requesting program space availability without the intention of participating in the program.

Open enrollment applications may be submitted throughout the year and will be accepted up to the 10th day of the semester or school year by each school with available capacity.  Applications submitted to schools with limited or no capacity will be placed on a waiting list. Parents and legal guardians will be notified by the 10th day of the new semester or school year, in writing, regarding the status of the application and number of students on the waiting list.

To start the process for open enrollment, fill out the Open Enrollment application: