Open Enrollment 2017-2018 School Year

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What is Open Enrollment?

Open Enrollment is a State of Wisconsin program that allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live.

Who may participate?

Wisconsin residents in grades 4K to 12 may apply to participate in open enrollment.

How and when may parents apply?

The open enrollment application period for the 2017-18 school year is from February 6th through April 28th, 2017.  The application period closes at 4:00 pm on April 28th, 2017.  Late applications will not be accepted for any reason.

Open Enrollment Application

Please note that if you currently have a student attending the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District through open enrollment, you do not need to apply again this year.

If you do not have access to the internet, please feel free to contact the district office.  A time can be arranged for you to utilize one of our computers to complete the application.  Otherwise, if you do not feel comfortable completing the application on-line, a paper copy of the open enrollment application can be provided at the district office.

When will parents be notified of their students' acceptance or denial?

All open enrollment applications are reviewed and approved or denied by the Board of Education at the May board meeting.  Parents/Guardians will be mailed a notice of the students approval or denial by June 9th, 2017.


Other Commonly  Asked Questions

If I miss the open enrollment deadline of April 28th, 2017, can I still apply for open enrollment?

Yes, you can still apply for open enrollment if you missed the open enrollment period for the 2017-18 school year.  Open enrollment exception forms will be available on but no earlier than July 1st, 2017.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Jane Powers (715) 720-1850 at the CFAUSD district office or click here to send an email.


WI Department of Public instruction at (888) 245-2732 or


You can also visit the following links for additional information:

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Open Enrollment Brochure

DPI Press Release - New Open Enrollment State Legislation

  • Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District
  • 1130 Miles Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729-1923
  • Phone: 715-726-2417
  • Fax: 715-726-2781