PVSchools Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about enrollment into PVSchools here.

Enrollment Q and A

Q: What is open enrollment?

Open enrollment enables Arizona students to attend public schools outside their district attendance areas or outside their district of residence. It is open to all Arizona-based students.

Q: How can I apply for open enrollment?

Parents should apply for open enrollment for the next school year by filling out our online open enrollment form.

Any open enrollment questions may be directed to:

Elementary (K-6)

Secondary (7-12)

Q: Is there a deadline to apply for the next school year?

Applications are due by the date specified on the application form (usually between Sept. 1 and Jan. 21 each year). After the open enrollment period closes, out-of-district parents may submit applications to the principal of the school they wish their child to attend. In this case, principals will notify parents of their child's enrollment status as soon as they are able to determine space availability.

Q: Do all PVSchools schools/programs participate?

Yes, with the exception of schools or programs that have reached capacity.

Q: My child is currently attending a PV school under open enrollment. Do I need to reapply for the following school year?

Students currently attending under open enrollment do not need to reapply for the following school year, including students who are advancing to middle school or high school, as long as that school is in their current school feeder group. Applications for siblings of students currently participating in open enrollment receive priority status in the open enrollment process. This is a Governing Board Policy revision (5.2.2) as of 8/1/13. 

Q: Once I have submitted the application, when will I be notified of my child's status?

Parents will receive notification by mail or email of the outcome of their application. Open enrollment status is not determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Everyone who applies during the open enrollment period has the same opportunity for acceptance. In the event more applications are received than spaces available, a lottery drawing will be held to determine which applications received during the open enrollment period will be accepted.

Q: Is bus transportation provided for open enrolled students?

Transportation for open-enrolled students is the responsibility of the parents.

PVSchools Kindergarten FAQs

To learn about enrolling your child into Kindergarten in PVSchools, click on any of the following questions to see our answer to that inquiry:

Q: What is the age cut-off for Kindergarten?

Children who turn 5 years of age no later than August 31 of the enrolling year are eligible to apply to their neighborhood Paradise Valley school.

Q: I live outside District boundaries, but can I still enroll my child in Kindergarten in PVSchools?

Yes! Entry to PVSchools is available to all Arizona residents. You will have to apply first through the Open Enrollment process. Visit the Open Enrollment webpage.

Q: How do I enroll my child in Kindergarten?

The enrollment process is the same as for later grades. Download and complete the New Student Enrollment Packet for in-district students, or submit the online open enrollment form for out-of-district students. Visit the Enrollment Packet webpage to learn about the next steps.