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How Open Enrollment Works

How Open Enrollment Works

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Complete your online application to open enroll your children in SUSD.

Get Notified

Get Notified
Your school will notify you that your open enrollment has been accepted.

Finalize Enrollment

Finalize Enrollment
Finalize enrollment in-person at your school within 10 days.

K-12 Open Enrollment

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Parents and guardians who reside outside Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) boundaries may apply to open enroll their student for the 2020-2021 school year beginning November 1, 2019

Parents and guardians of currently open-enrolled students who wish to choose a different SUSD school for 2020-2021 may also  submit open enrollment applications beginning November 1, 2019.

Acceptance of open enrollment applications is based on available capacity at the school or school program.

The initial open enrollment period runs from November 1, 2019 to December 1, 2019.

Open enrollment applications received December 2, 2019 and onward will be put on a wait list by date and considered only after students whose applications were submitted on or before December 1, 2019 have had the opportunity to complete the enrollment process. Parents will be notified when there is a capacity at the requested school and/or program.

Registrar Contact Info

Elementary Schools
Elementary School Registrars
Name of School Registrar Primary Phone Number
Anasazi Elementary School Elise Hepner (480) 484-7300
Cherokee Elementary School Sherri Malamud (480) 484-8700
Cochise Elementary School Pam Weeks (480) 484-1100
Desert Canyon Elementary School Carmen Lame (480) 484-1700
Hohokam Elementary School Diana Perez (480) 484-1800
Hopi Elementary School Courtney Clark (480) 484-2000
Kiva Elementary School Kresta Roybal (480) 484-2200
Laguna Elementary School Robin Larraza (480) 484-2400
Navajo Elementary School Maren Miller (480) 484-2600
Pima Traditional School Alana Corral-Mendoza (480) 484-2800
Pueblo Elementary School Amy Gutierrez (480) 484-3100
Redfield Elementary School Julia Rash (480) 484-4000
Sequoya Elementary School Bernice Cyr (480) 484-3200
Tavan Elementary School Isabel Padilla (480) 484-3500
Yavapai Elementary School Martha Ybarra (480) 484-3800
K-8 Schools
K-8 School School Registrars
Name of School Registrar Primary Phone Number
Cheyenne Traditional School Carol Hanson (480) 484-5600
Copper Ridge School Christie Stapleton (480) 484-1400
Echo Canyon School DeAnne Bluhm (480) 484-7500
Tonalea K-8 Michelle Mendes (480) 484-5800
Middle Schools
Middle School School Registrars
Name of School Registrar Primary Phone Number
Cocopah Middle School Pam Poisson (480) 484-4400
Desert Canyon Middle School Linda Seubold (480) 484-4600
Ingleside Middle School Leslie Gonzalez Martinez (480) 484-4900
Mohave Middle School Becky Alwag (480) 484-5200
Mountainside Middle School Lynda Tilden (480) 484-5500
High Schools
High School Registrars
Name of School Registrar Primary Phone Number
Arcadia High School Vianey Garcia (480) 484-6300
Chaparral High School Jennifer Blank-Matney (480) 484-6500
Coronado High School Susan DeVito (480) 484-6800
Desert Mountain High School Amy Hashimoto (480) 484-7000
Saguaro High School Cindy Breen (480) 484-7100

Open Enrollment FAQs

Open Enrollment FAQs

 What is Open Enrollment?

Open Enrollment is an opportunity for families who reside outside of their neighborhood school boundary to enroll their children to attend one of the 29 schools of the Scottsdale Unified School District. 

Parents whose children reside outside of the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) boundaries or those who have already open enrolled their student to SUSD but who wish to choose another SUSD school must also submit an open enrollment application.

Arizona state law allows students to apply for admission to any public school, based on available classroom space (A.R.S. § 15-816.01).

 Should I complete open enrollment or regular enrollment?

If you reside within the boundaries of the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) and your child attends the neighborhood school he/she is assigned to based on your home address, you do not need to enroll your child from year to year.

Open enrollment is for SUSD students whose parents/guardians wish for them to attend a SUSD school other than the one to which they are geographically assigned.

Open enrollment is also for students who reside outside of SUSD boundaries whose parents/guardians wish for them to attend a SUSD school or to attend a SUSD school other than the one to which they currently open enroll.

 What are Priority Periods?

Priority Periods are the two timelines SUSD has established to submit open enrollment applications. The district considers applications submitted in the first Priority Period before it considers applications submitted during the second Priority Period. Other school districts may call these open enrollment submission periods "Rounds" or "Timelines." SUSD calls them Priority Periods.

 When is Priority Period 1?

Priority Period 1 is from November 1, 2019 to December 1, 2019.

 When is Priority Period 2?

Priority Period 2 is December 2, 2019 until the school, grade or program being applied to is at its capacity.

 When will I find out if my student(s) has been accepted?

If you complete an application during Priority Period 1, you will be notified of its acceptance between December 2, 2019 and December 20, 2019. If the application is not accepted because the school/grade/program is at capacity, no notification will be sent; however, the application will roll into Priority Period 2 for consideration if/when capacity in the school/grade/program becomes available.

 How will I be notified of acceptance?

You will receive an email from the school that your student has been accepted. 

 What application do I fill out if I want a School of Choice?

For SUSD's Schools of Choice (Cheyenne, Echo Canyon, and Pueblo), please complete an Open Enrollment application. Schools of Choice do not have enrollment boundaries (neighborhood) and are open to all students district-wide and to students who reside outside of SUSD.

 What if I don't want to attend my neighborhood school?

Please complete the Open Enrollment application.

 What enrollment do I complete if I want to attend my neighborhood school?

You will complete a Regular Enrollment application if your student is enrolling in SUSD for the first time or again.

 Do I need to apply for Open Enrollment again after a student is enrolled?

If your student is currently enrolled, you do not need to reapply each year for continued enrollment. The student is considered to be in that school's feeder pattern for middle school and high school. 

If your student is currently open-enrolled at a school and you wish to enroll them at your neighborhood school, please complete the Regular Enrollment process. 

Once the District approves an open-enrollment application, it is not necessary to reapply for open enrollment to the same school in subsequent years unless the student wishes to change schools or there has been a break in the student's enrollment at the school.  The District shall treat open-enrolled students the same as resident students for purposes of continued admission to the school to which the student is open enrolled and admission to the schools into which that school feeds. This includes students who were enrolled in a Scottsdale Unified School District Pre-K program the previous school year. Such students shall be accepted for open enrollment to the school where they attended Pre-K, as long as they complete the Open Enrollment Application by the application deadlines, as well as the enrollment deadlines. Thus, once open-enrolled, students may elect to follow the feeder pattern established by the District for the school to which they open enrolled. 

 What is my default school?

Use the SUSD School Locator links below and provide your address to see the assigned school for your neighborhood. If you wish to enroll your child into a school outside of your default school, you should apply for open enrollment.

 What happens after I apply under Open Enrollment?

You will receive an email with further instructions. You should print your application for your records before exiting the application process. If you have questions after you have applied, please contact the school's registrar where you applied.

To be sure you understand the conditions upon which your student's open enrollment depends, please review SUSD Governing Board Regulation JFB-R here.

 What are the Enrollment Priority Categories?

If the Superintendent or Superintendent's designee has determined that there is excess capacity to enroll additional students, such students shall be selected on the basis of designated priority categories from the pool of students. Subject to school, grade level and/or program capacity, enrollment preference shall be given in the following order of priority, and on a first-come, first-served basis within each category:

1. Children of District employees
2. Siblings of in-District open-enrolled student at same application school (i.e. sibling of resident transfer student)
3. Students living in SUSD boundaries who are currently enrolled in an SUSD school (i.e. district resident student)
4. Students living in SUSD boundaries but not enrolled in an SUSD school (i.e. district resident student not enrolled)
5. Students living outside of SUSD boundaries, but already open enrolled in an SUSD school (i.e. non-resident student currently open-enrolled)
6. Siblings of student living outside of SUSD boundaries, but already open-enrolled in an SUSD school (i.e. sibling of non-resident student already open enrolled)
7. Student living outside of SUSD boundaries and not currently enrolled (i.e. non-resident student)

To review SUSD Governing Board Policy JFB, Open Enrollment, click here.

 What should I do when I've been accepted to my first or second choice school?

The email you receive from SUSD of your student's acceptance contains information regarding your next steps. The first of those steps is to complete the online Regular Enrollment application within 10 school days of the District having sent your acceptance email. After you complete the Regular Enrollment application, you must take the required documents to the school to complete enrollment, also within those same 10 days.

* Failure to complete and submit the necessary documents with 10 school days of notification will result in the revocation of the open enrollment acceptance.

 What documents are required to finalize enrollment?

Following acceptance of Open Enrollment, you are required to provide the following documentation to the school's registrar in-person within 10 school days of notification.
Failure to complete and submit the appropriate documents within 10 school days of notification will result in the revocation of the open enrollment acceptance.

 Can I email my documents to the school district/registrar?

No. Parents/Guardians are required to physically provide the required documents at the school their children will attend.

 Is there any cost or fee to enroll?

No, there are no fees or charges assessed to enroll your children in SUSD.

 Which schools are available to open enroll?

Check back on this site regularly for grade-level/school availability updates. 

 Can a student's open enrollment status be revoked?

Yes, a student's open enrollment status can be revoked.

As outlined in SUSD Governing Board Open Enrollment Regulation JFB-R, open enrollment status may be reviewed by the Principal for continuation periodically based upon the following areas:

A.  Academic: for high school, a student must be on track to graduate with his or her cohort within 4 years;
B.  Discipline:  excessive disciplinary/behavioral infractions of student's failure to comply with the Code of  Conduct, demonstrating a pattern of behavior that interferes with academic progress;
C.  Attendance:  excessive absences or tardies that interfere with academic progress.

Recommendations for revocation will be reviewed by the Executive Director for Student Support Services, and will require documentation of periodic communication with the student/family, including but not limited to, as applicable: attendance contract(s), behavior contract(s), interventions, and meeting and other communications with the student/family.

To review SUSD Governing Board Open Enrollment Regulation JFB-R, click here.

Open Enrollment Dates

Important Dates

Applications for SUSD's open enrollment begin November 1, 2019 for the school year starting in August 2020.


Regular Enrollment

If you live within SUSD school boundaries and plan to attend your default school, please continue to regular enrollment.

Regular Enrollment

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Why Choose SUSD?

  • Pre-Kindergarten through High School Gifted programs
  • K-12 STEM and STEAM programs
  • Robotics
  • Schools of Choice
  • Dual Language Immersion Mandarin Chinese & Spanish programs
  • World Languages
  • Honors & Advanced Placement courses
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Candidate School
  • International Baccalaureate Primary Years Candidate School
  • Middle School Athletics
  • State Championship High School Athletics
  • 85 National Board Certified Teachers
  • 10  Arizona Educational Foundation A+ Schools of Excellence
  • Flinn Scholars
  • National  Merit Scholars
  • Dorrance Scholars
  • Math & Science Academy
  • Robust Career & Technical Education Courses
SUSD Class of 2019
  • 1,820 graduates
  • $80.3 million earned in academic and athletic scholarships
  • 6 U.S. military academy appointments
  • 12 National Merit Scholarship recipients
  • 123 State Seals of Biliteracy