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 Open Enrollment office at 515-242-7353, or email, for additional information.

A note about Open Enrollment for school year 2022-23:

We will begin accepting Within District Transfer, Cowles preschool, and Open Enrollment applications for the 2022-2023 school year at 9:00 a.m. on July 1, 2021.  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 open enrollment department to have an application mailed to you.  The open enrollment department can be reached by emailing or by calling 242-7353.  Please include your name and full street address in your email or voicemail.  Requests to have applications mailed should be received by June 29.  Additionally, applications must be received or postmarked on July 1 or later in order to be accepted.  No early applications will be accepted.