Aspen School District to open enrollment to out-of-district students
Citing an enrollment drop of approximately 25 students for the 2019-20 school year, Superintendent John Maloy announced Tuesday that the Aspen School District will be accepting out-of-district students through a lottery for the next academic year.
“In order to maintain our classroom diversity and richness, I am excited to announce that Aspen School District is opening its doors to out-of-district students and families, many of whom in the past have expressed an interest in attending our incredible schools,” Maloy said in an email sent to parents and staff. “Although the openings are limited to specific grade levels, we hope you will take advantage of this rare opportunity to enroll your child in the Aspen schools.”
The district will accept out-of-district students for five openings each in kindergarten, first and second grades at the elementary school, and sixth and eighth grades at the middle school, according to Maloy’s message. As well, five students will be accepted in the high school’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Program for junior students.
All told, Aspen schools will have 30 openings for students who live outside of the district.
The district currently is accepting applications for the out-of-district lottery at https://bit.ly/2J6L4yc. Students selected through the lottery will be allowed to stay enrolled at Aspen schools through their senior year.
Deadline to enroll is 3 p.m. May 15. Families will be notified of the results May 16.
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