All students enrolled in the District are assigned to the school providing the regular or special education program serving their attendance area. Students wishing to attend a different school must complete and submit an intra-district enrollment request form. The application form is available online or upon request in the office of the Associate Superintendent of Learning and Leadership as well as the office of the principal in each of the schools.
Applications must be completed by the parent(s)/guardian(s) and submitted to the office of the Associate Superintendent of Learning and Leadership between February 13 and April 15 to ensure timely consideration for the following school year.
Preferential consideration will be given to:
- Students who currently attend the alternate school requested and move to another Upper Arlington School attendance area.
- Students with documented IEP needs referred by the Director of Intervention Services to attend an alternate school within the Upper Arlington City School District.
- Students who have a sibling already attending the alternate school requested.
All other applications received on or before April 15th will be processed using a lottery system. Applications received after April 15th will be added (on a first-received, first-served basis) to the list generated by the lottery.
Requests to be assigned to a school, other than the one serving a student’s attendance area, will be considered provided that the number of students already assigned to the appropriate grade level and program in the receiving school shall be at or fewer than the specified number of students per class.
Parents/guardians, principals and the Director of Transportation Services shall be notified by the Associate Superintendent of Learning and Leadership of the application status no later than May 1st. Those not accepted at that time shall be placed on a waiting list that will remain active until the end of the second week of August of that calendar year. Any additional approvals will be granted through a lottery system.
Students who are assigned to a school in accordance with this regulation shall be provided transportation if they are transported privately to and from designated drop-off/pick-up locations. These locations will be designated by the Director of Transportation and will be communicated prior to the beginning of school.
Complete details are available in our Administrative Guidelines (form 5113.01).