Non-Resident Choice Enrollment


For currently enrolled students state law requires that choice transfer requests be submitted annually.​  Required form: Non-Resident Choice Enrollment Form





For those seeking to newly enroll in the Rochester School District please reference the table below to learn which grade levels/programs/courses/services are currently open for non-resident choice enrollment requests.  Applications received for grade levels/programs/courses/services that are closed will be returned.  Applications may be resubmitted when the status of the requested grade levels/programs/courses/services has changed to open.
 Grade                               
 Open/Closed                        
      
Program/Courses/Services        
Open/Closed            
 Pre Closed
   Speech Therapy  Closed
 Kindergarten Closed
   Occupational Therapy
 Closed
 First Closed
   Physical Therapy
 Closed
 Second Closed
   Braille  Closed
 Third Closed
     
 Fourth Closed
   Highly Capable
 Closed
 Fifth Closed
     
 Sixth Closed
     
 Seventh Closed
     
 Eighth Closed
     
 Ninth Closed
     
 Tenth Closed
     
 Eleventh Closed
     
 Twelfth Closed
     
         


​​​Information Pertaining to Board

Policy 3141BP - Nonresident Students

Chapter 28A.225 RCW

Admission

A parent or guardian shall apply for non-residence admission on behalf of his/her child by completing the appropriate district application.

The superintendent will accept or reject an application for non-resident admission based upon the following standards:

  1. Whether acceptance of a nonresident student would result in the district experiencing a financial hardship;

  2. Building where the student desires to be enrolled has the capacity for additional students;

  3. Whether appropriate educational programs or services are available to improve the student’s condition;

  4. Whether the student’s disciplinary records or other documentation indicate a history of violent or disruptive behavior or gang membership (a gang means of group of three or more persons with identifiable leadership that, on an ongoing basis, regularly conspires and acts in concert mainly for criminal purposes).

  5. Whether the student has been expelled or suspended from a public school for more than ten consecutive days, in which case the student may apply for admission under the district’s policy for readmission and reengagement of suspended or expelled students; and

  6. Whether enrollment of a nonresident student would conflict with a district innovation academy cooperative under RCW 28A.340.080.

  7. Whether the student has repeatedly failed to comply with requirements for participation in an online school program, such as participating in weekly direct contact with the teacher or monthly progress evaluations.

The district will accept applications from nonresident students who are the children of full-time certificated and classified school employees, and those children shall be permitted to enroll.  The district may reject the application of a student who is the child of a full-time employee if:

  1. Disciplinary records or other evidence supports a conclusion that the student has a history of convictions, violent or disruptive behavior or gang membership; or

  2. The student has been expelled or suspended from a public school for more than ten consecutive days (however, the district’s policies for allowing readmission of expelled or suspended students and the required reengagement procedures under this rule must apply uniformly to both resident and nonresident applicants seeking admission, pursuant to RCW 28A.225.225(2)(b)); or

  3. The student has repeatedly failed to comply with requirements for participation in an online school program, such as participating in weekly direct contact with the teacher or monthly progress evaluations.

The superintendent in a timely manner shall provide whose applications were considered with written notification of the approval or denial of the application (within 45 calendar days). If you choose to submit an appeal to OSPI and request a hearing, complete the Notice of Appeal Form (found at-http://www.k12.wa.us/ProfPractices/AdminResources/StudentTransfer/default.aspx.) Send only the appeal application form and a copy of the denial letter/email to (a brief cover letter is optional): Administrative Resource Services - Transfer Appeal, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, PO Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200. Appeals may also be filed via email: appeals@k12.wa.us

Conditional Acceptance

Any acceptance of non-resident admission is conditional and may be terminated by the superintendent at any time based on the same criteria as permitted for an initial application rejection if the reason(s) justifying the student's admission no longer apply or no longer justify the non-resident student's attendance in the district.  Instances or termination include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Where, upon consultation with the student’s multidisciplinary team, if any, the superintendent/designee determines that for any reason whatsoever, the district is no longer able to provide appropriate educational programs or services to the student.

  2. Where it is determined that the information upon which the acceptance was based was incorrect.

  3. Where the Student and/or Parent do not follow the rules of the contract signed by both parties.


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