Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Wisconsin’s inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live. The open enrollment application period for the 2017-2018 school year is from February 6 - April 28, 2017.  The application period closes at 4:30 p.m. on April 28, 2017.  Late applications will not be accepted for any reason.

Parents may apply in one of two ways:

  • On-line (recommend) at

  • Although an on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district.  Paper applications must be delivered to the nonresident school district.  School District of Waukesha applications should be submitted attention to:

Stephanie Peterson

Open Enrollment

222 Maple Avenue

Waukesha, WI 53186


Who needs to complete the Open Enrollment process?

  • Students currently attending a Waukesha school via Tuition Waiver for the 2016-2017 school year.

  • Students who have changed residency to a non-Waukesha address between September 1st and February 5th.

  • Students planning to move into an address that is outside of the School District of Waukesha between February 6 and September 1, 2017; and wish to stay in the School District of Waukesha.


Note: families that move unexpectedly after April 28th are able to complete a Tuition Waiver form for the following year.