Open Enrollment

Posted on 05/01/2023
Open Enrollment



Sierra Sands Unified School District Board Policy 5116.1, Intradistrict Open Enrollment, provides a window of opportunity May 1-15 each year for parents to request attendance at a school of their choice for the following school year.


Open enrollment requests will be honored for the requested school if there is still capacity at that school after resident students have been accommodated.  Students living within a school’s designated attendance boundary are given priority and cannot be displaced by a student requesting a transfer.
Enrollment in a school of choice is determined by lottery from the eligible applicant pool.  

Transfer request forms are available at the links posted below beginning May 1, 2024 and will be accepted through close of business on May 15, 2024. 

Applications will not be accepted after May 15. Late applicants shall not be added to a waiting list but shall instead wait for a subsequent lottery.

The District will NOT provide transportation to open enrollment students outside their zoned school’s established attendance area. 

Students currently attending the school of their choice on a previous open enrollment transfer do not need to submit a new request in order to remain at that school. However, as agreed to in the conditions for transfer, a non-zoned student may be displaced due to excessive enrollment at the requested school.

If your request is approved, you will be notified by School Personnel the week prior to the start of school.

Links to Open Enrollment Transfer Request Forms: 

Click Here for Open Enrollment Transfer Request Form 2024-2025 English

Electronic form submission is preferred. However, hard copies (paper) may be picked up, beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at: Student Support Services, 1327A N. Norma Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA.
If submitting a hard copy (paper copy), the deadline for submission to Student Support Services is 4:00pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.
Applications will not be accepted after May 15. Late applicants shall not be added to a waiting list but shall instead wait for a subsequent lottery.   

Please note:  Students must be fully enrolled or pre-enrolled in their zoned Sierra Sands school to be eligible for an Open Enrollment transfer.  Please do not fill out a transfer request until your enrollment is complete.

New student enrollment is considered complete when all of the required documentation is provided to the school you are zoned for or uploaded with online new student enrollment.

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