Open Enrollment is the process by which parents or guardians residing in an Iowa district may enroll their children into another Iowa school district under the terms and conditions of Iowa Code section 282.18 and 281—Iowa Administrative Code chapter 17.

Please refer to the menu items at right for additional information about open enrollment procedures, as well as the limitations and stipulations.

Parents interested in participating in open enrollment should call the Welcome Center at 515-242-7371 or email for additional information.

A note about Within District Transfer for school year 2024-25:

We will begin accepting Within District Transfer, Cowles Preschool, and Open Enrollment applications for the 2024-25 school year at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2023.  The application will be made available at that time to submit online and will be found on this webpage:

If you are unable to submit the application online, please contact the Welcome Center to have an application mailed to you.  The Welcome Center can be reached by emailing or by calling 515-242-7371.  Please include your name and full street address in your email or voicemail.  Applications must be received or postmarked on July 5, 2023 or later in order to be accepted.  No early applications will be accepted.