Oak Park schools are experiencing a leveling of enrollment due to the fact that the area is "built out." This has created a unique opportunity for a very limited number of students to attend our schools who do not live in Oak Park. We have been designated a "District of Choice," which allows us to accept a limited number of students from out of the attendance area. Additionally, under new legislation, we are able to accept District of Choice students (students that apply during Open Enrollment from 11/1 - 12/31) and automatically renew their permits annually until graduation from high school.
OAK PARK SCHOOLS ARE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR EXCELLENCE!!!
The only availability currently for the 2014-2015 school year is at Oak Park Independent Study (OPIS). If interested in applying for OPIS for the current school year, please email OPIS Office Manager, Cristina Sanchez firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about the OPIS program.
District of Choice Students (applying through the lottery for fall 2015)
THERE WILL BE LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE AS LISTED BELOW:
-Discovery K, Kindergarten, Grade 4 and Grade 9 have the most availability.
-Grades 1, 2, 3, 5,10 and 11 have very limited availability.
-Grades 6, 7 and 8 We will only be accepting a very limited number of students that have siblings currently enrolled in OPUSD.
-Grade 12 We will not be accepting any students.
If interested, please mark your calendar for this November or December to submit an online application (for selected grade levels) for fall 2015.
The application will go "live" on November 1, 2014 on this web page.
APPLYING FOR FALL 2015
In order to be clear on our procedures, please read ALL information (very carefully) on this webpage including:
- Lottery Procedures
- Families of approved students will be notified by email of the next step in the process (including enrollment information) by the end of the first full week in February, 2015.
- Families of wait listed students will be notified by email of the status of their application no later than MAY 15, 2015.
After you submit the application, please add Linda Gam's email address to your contact list Lgam@oakparkusd.org and check your email (spam too) and our website periodically. All correspondence will be by email only.
ATTENTION CURRENTLY ENROLLED FAMILIES:
IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO DO AN AUTOMATIC RENEWAL FORM EACH YEAR. If your student applied as a DOC student (through the lottery), he/she will be automatically renewed to attend Oak Park Schools through senior year. The only exception to this rule is if you are an Oak Park resident and you move to another district's attendance boundaries. If this is the case, an interdistrict permit is required. You can get the permit from your new district of residence. A spot will be given only if there is space available in the grade level you are requesting.
For assistance with an inter-district transfer, Please contact Linda Gam at our District Office.