Choice Enrollment (also referred to as "Open Enrollment") is held annually beginning in January for the upcoming school year for students entering kindergarten through 12th grade. This is the process by which in-district and non-resident families may be granted authorization to enroll students in a school other than their assigned neighborhood school.
Students who reside outside the boundaries of Lewis-Palmer School District are approved on a year-to-year basis in order to remain enrolled in Lewis-Palmer School District (not applicable to Monument Academy since charter school policies differ). Students who choiced in to an elementary school from outside the district prior to the 2015-16 school year are "grandfathered" and may finish out sixth grade at that school. Students who reside within the boundaries of Lewis-Palmer School District are approved for all the grade levels served by that school.
Important 2019-2020 Choice Enrollment Information for Non-District 38 Residents
Lewis-Palmer School District traditional schools and the Home School Enrichment Academy are closed to open enrollment for new Preschool-8th grade students from outside the district boundaries. Exceptions will be considered for siblings of currently enrolled students and approval will depend on seat availability at the school requested. Questions regarding Monument Academy's ability to accept new students should be directed to the school at 719-481-1950.
Current non-resident students transitioning to middle school or high school should complete choice enrollment.
Current non-resident students remaining in the same school do not need to complete choice enrollment, but will be notified of their continued enrollment status during the month of January.
Application and Policies
The choice enrollment window for the 2019-2020 is open until February 15, 2019.
To submit an application, it should first be saved to your desktop. You can then enter and save the data. The completed application should be emailed as an attachment to email@example.com. Please ensure the form contains your information before sending. You can also scan the completed form, or take a picture of the completed application and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application can also be faxed to (719) 785-4218, or dropped off at the District Administration Building or any district school.
Please see the information letter below for more details.
Non-Resident Choice Enrollment for the current 2018-2019 school year is now closed
Due to student population growth, we are unable to accept any new students from outside the boundaries of Lewis-Palmer School District for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year.
In-district families who are enrolling new students may still request a school other than their child's neighborhood school using the the appeal process.
High School Friday Tour Dates
Lewis-Palmer HS 8:00 am
Call Ms. Verrie to reserve a spot: 719-488-6186
Palmer Ridge HS 1:30 pm
Call Mrs. Herebic to reserve a spot: 719-867-8600
Families wishing to tour any of our other buildings should make arrangements through the appropriate school(s). Please visit the school websites for contact information.