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Kindergartens start registration, open enrollment

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EAGLE – Eagle County schools will begin their annual kindergarten registration and open enrollment.

Signup for both runs Jan. 4 to Feb. 8.

2016-17 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten programs are available at each of the district’s nine elementary schools. Space is available for every child. During the month of January, each of the elementary schools will host an open house where families can come and see their community school, learn about the program, and meet the principal and staff.

Dates and times vary by school and are posted on the district website.

A detailed “Elementary Enrollment Guide” is available on the Eagle County Schools registration website, http://www.eagleschools.net.

While most students in Eagle County schools attend the community school closest to where they live, should you want your student to attend kindergarten somewhere other than your neighborhood school, the school district has open enrollment within the registration system. School choice requests will be accepted through Feb. 8. It does not matter when, during this window, school choice selections are entered. This system is not “first come, first served.”

Some students will automatically be accepted for Open Enrollment for a school other than their community school. These students include:

Students whose parents are Eagle County Schools employees whose work assignment is at or near the school they wish to attend.

Students who have siblings already attending a school other than their community school.

2016-17 Open Enrollment

Beginning Jan. 4, the online open enrollment system will be available for all families who want to enroll their students in a school other than their community school. Students currently enrolled in Eagle County Schools will need to go to the http://www.eagleschools.net/registration page and select the button “2016-17 Open Enrollment” to make their selections.

Students not currently enrolled in Eagle County Schools will go to the same webpage and select the button “New Student Registration.” Complete instructions and information are available in the “Open Enrollment Guide,” which can be viewed on the webpage.

For both kindergarten or any other grade, placement at a school other than a student’s community school is determined by school capacities which are defined by building size constraints, staffing needs, community population growth trends, and instructional needs. Every attempt is made to enroll students according to their school choice preferences. Placements will be made by the end of March and families will be notified by mail of their official placement.

Special applications needed

Some schools in the District have special enrollment application procedures and requirements.

These schools are:

Eagle County Charter Academy: Free/reduced lunch weighted lottery

Edwards Elementary School: EES is a dual language school; students are matched on native language (English/Spanish) to create language balanced classes. Students in the EES attendance area have an enrollment preference. If additional spaces are available, students outside the EES attendance area may enter based on a lottery.

Red Canyon High School: RCHS is an alternative high school for students who need a different educational environment than the traditional high school. Entrance is determined based on individual student risk factors and likelihood of success in an alternative educational setting.

Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy: VSSA is an athletic magnet school for students wishing to pursue competitive ski and snow sports. Requirements for entrance include being accepted as a full-time athlete with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail (VSSA’s partner organization), and a complete evaluation of the student’s athletic and academic background.

World Academy: World Academy is a K-12 online learning school. Students are selected based on their likelihood of success in an online learning environment.

Brush Creek Elementary, Red Sandstone Elementary, Eagle Valley Middle School: These schools provide for an increased probability that students eligible for free or reduced lunch gain admittance to the school. This is in place to insure that the student population is reflective of the community.




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