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Open Enrollment

This page provides open enrollment information for families who live outside of the boundaries of the DCE district who are enrolling students for the first time, as well as information for students who are currently attending and have moved outside of the district but wish to continue attending.

Before beginning the open enrollment process, families must determine which open enrollment situation is applicable. Please review the information under each heading. If you need assistance with which application process is required for your student, please reach out to 715-359-4221, ext. 1230.

Please note that based on our current staffing, in the January 2024 School Board meeting, D.C. Everest determined there is no space for any open enrolling students who are new to the district and require special education services for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Space determinations are reviewed each January for the following school year.

Regular Open Enrollment

For students applying to attend in the following school year

The regular open enrollment period runs each year from early February to late April for students applying to attend in the following school year.

Families must complete the following form:

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Open Enrollment Form

Once the Open Enrollment application is completed, families will then need to receive approval and school assignment before the DCE enrollment process can be finalized.

Open enrollment approvals/denials cannot be made until May, after the Open Enrollment application period closes.

Alternative Open Enrollment

For students applying to attend in the current school year

The Alternative open enrollment period begins July 1 for the current school year and continues for the duration of the school year. The alternative open enrollment form is for students who are new to the district, who wish to attend in the current school year, and have missed the regular application period.
Alternative open enrollment forms cannot be completed online. Please use the following form:

Alternative Open Enrollment Form

Once completed, please return the form to your student’s school office. An approval/denial will be communicated within 20 days.

The Open Enrollment application and approval process must be completed before the D.C. Everest enrollment process can be finalized. 

  1. Once an open enrollment application has been approved, DCE will contact your family and — in the case of elementary students — indicate which school your child has permission to attend. You are now ready to begin the DCE enrollment process, if you have not already done so.
  2. Have the following information ready:
    • Household address and phone numbers
    • Parent/guardian work and cell phone numbers, email addresses
    • Student health/medication information
    • Emergency contact addresses and phone numbers
  3. Gather your child’s immunization records. If you do not have up-to-date immunization records available, you can visit the online Wisconsin Immunization Registry and download your child’s records by providing the child’s name and Social Security number.
  4. Gather a copy of your child’s birth certificate. If a birth certificate is not available, you can complete Form 5111 F1 and submit the documentary evidence listed. 
  5. If custody has been established by the courts, a copy of the court order or placement papers must be submitted.
  6. If you are enrolling more than one student, you will be able to enroll all students in one session (regardless of what grade they are entering). You do not need to complete individual online enrollment sessions for each child.

Tuition Waiver

For Currently Attending Students Only

If your student currently attends D.C. Everest, but has moved outside of the district, a Tuition Waiver may be required to continue attending in the current school year. An Open Enrollment application will eventually be needed as well, depending on the timing of the move. Please complete the tuition waiver form and return it to your student’s school office.

Tuition Waiver Form