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," through the State of California 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 through our lottery). If you submit an online application during our Open Enrollment period, you are NOT required to get a permit/release from your resident school district.
OAK PARK SCHOOLS ARE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR EXCELLENCE!!!
NEW OUT OF DISTRICT APPLICANTS FOR FALL 2016
This link is "live" from 11/1/15 and will remain active through 12/31/15 only
In order to be clear on our out of district procedures, please read ALL information (very carefully) on left side of this webpage including:
- Lottery Procedures
- District Of Choice (DOC) FAQ’s
- Inter-District "Paper" Permits FAQ's
Families of newly admitted students will be notified by email of the next step in the process (including enrollment information) no later than Friday, February 19, 2016.
Families of wait listed students will be notified by email of the status of their application as spots become available, no later than MAY 15, 2016. The wait list will expire at that time.
*Families of newly admitted students who do not follow through with enrollment and other mandatory appointments on the designated dates will forfeit their space. There will be no exceptions.
Please be sure to 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.
PLEASE NOTE THE ONLY EXCEPTION:
OPIS (Oak Park Independent Study) has space available as enrollment is ongoing at this venue. If you are interested in finding out more about the program, please contact OPIS Office Manager, Susan Meskis at firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION CURRENTLY ENROLLED FAMILIES:
If your student applied as a District of Choice student (through the lottery), he/she will be automatically renewed to attend Oak Park Schools through senior year. The only exception is if you become residents of Oak Park and then move out of Oak Park in the future. If this occurs, you will need to follow the procedures of an out of district family.
If you are an Oak Park resident and you move to another district's attendance boundaries, you will need to obtain an inter-district permit (for each student) from your new district of residence. An additional permit is required (for each student) for the subsequent school year. For the subsequent school year, a spot will be given only if there is space available in the grade level you are requesting. Decisions on acceptance will be made by late spring just prior to the start of the subsequent school year.
For assistance with an inter-district transfer, Please contact Linda Gam at our District Office.