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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment allows Arizona students to attend public schools outside their attendance area. Gadsden Elementary School District #32 has established an open enrollment policy and implemented an open enrollment program without charging tuition for non-resident students and resident transfer students, so long as they are residents of Arizona.


Open enrollment applications are available online:


Open Enrollment Information Packet



Application Process:

On or before July 30 of each year, submit the Open Enrollment Attendance Application, to be considered for enrollment during the following school year to the receptionist of the Gadsden Elementary School District Office.  The receptionist will time stamp the application as they are received.


Resident transfer pupil means a resident pupil who is enrolled in or seeking enrollment in a school that is within the school district, but outside the attendance area of the pupil’s residence 

Nonresident pupil means a pupil who resides in this state and who is seeking enrollment in a school district other than the school district in which the pupil resides.

Standards for Acceptance and Rejection:

Exempt from Open Enrollment Policy Application

  • Employee’s children
  • Current students and their siblings who were approved to attend one of GESD schools


  • Pupil has been expelled from another educational institution
  • Pupil who is in the process of being expelled from another educational institution

Enrollment Priority:

If the Governing Board has determined that there is excess capacity to enroll additional pupils; students should be selected based on designated priority categories from the pool of pupils:

  • Properly Completed and submitted the enrollment application 
  • Met admission standards


Transportation for open enrollment students is not provided.  Contact the Gadsden Elementary School District for more information regarding transportation.