Open Enrollment

Open enrollment is a program set up by the Arizona legislature requiring all school districts to allow students the opportunity to select a school of their choice if capacity permits. The district has an open enrollment program as defined in A.R.S. §15-816 et seq.

We base approval for open enrollment applications on school and grade level availability. Using current enrollment, the district determines each school’s student enrollment, projected growth, and available space. We will notify applicants of their acceptance or denial depending on the school capacity and if admission standards are met.

Our Admission Standards

Enrollment priorities and procedures for selection shall be in the order and in accordance with the following:

  1. Enrollment preferences shall be given to resident transfer pupils who were enrolled in the school the previous year and any sibling who would be enrolled concurrently with such. 
  2. Enrollment preference shall be given to nonresident pupils who were enrolled in the school the previous year and any sibling who would be enrolled concurrently with such pupils. If capacity is not sufficient to enroll all of these pupils, they shall be selected by order of submission and then through a random selection process adopted by regulation of the superintendent.
  3. Enrollment preference shall be given to resident transfer pupils who were not enrolled in the school the previous year. If capacity is not sufficient to enroll all of these pupils, they shall be selected by order of submission then through a random selection process adopted by regulation of the superintendent.
  4. Enrollment preference shall be given to nonresident pupils who were not enrolled in the school the previous year. If capacity is not sufficient to enroll all of these pupils, they shall be selected by order of submission then through a random selection process adopted by regulation of the superintendent.

A pupil who has been expelled by any school district in this state or who is in the process of being expelled. Acceptance for enrollment may be revoked upon finding the existence of any of these conditions.

 All applicants will be accepted if there is sufficient capacity. If there is insufficient capacity, applications will be selected from the submitted applications for enrollment in a school in accordance with a random selection process except where policy may indicate otherwise.

Our Acceptance Process

All applicants must submit enrollment applications on or before April 15th each year to be considered for enrollment for the next school year.

The district shall notify the emancipated pupil, parent, or legal guardian in writing by June 1 whether the applicant has been accepted, placed on a waiting list pending the availability of capacity, or rejected. If the applicant is placed on a waiting list, the notification shall inform the emancipated pupil, parent, or legal guardian of enrollment in a school. If the pupil’s application is rejected, the reason for the rejection shall be stated in the notification.

Should there be excess capacity remaining for which no applications were submitted by the date established, the superintendent, upon approval by the board, shall authorize additional enrollment of nonresident pupils based on the following criteria:

  1. Up to the determined capacity.
  2. On the basis of the order of the completed applications submitted after the notification date established in the policy.
  3. Without regard to enrollment preferences.
  4. As long as admission standards are met.

Other Information

Many questions arise when one is considering applying for an open enrollment program. The information below will help you find answers to some of the issues you may be wondering about.

Is transportation provided?

Transportation is not provided to students on open enrollment status.

Do I have to reapply for open enrollment every school year?

Yes, approval for open enrollment applications is based on school and grade level availability.

What happens if we originally resided in a Union Elementary School District school attendance boundary and then move outside of the school boundary?

A student currently attending a Union Elementary School District school that lives in the school boundaries and then moves out of the school’s boundary must complete and submit an open enrollment application within 10 days of the change of residence. Failure to complete this process may result in the student being withdrawn at the natural grading period.

Where do I obtain and submit an open enrollment application?

Applications and procedures may be obtained using the two links English or Spanish or the Union Elementary School District office or at any one of our school office's where open enrollment is being considered. Once completed, applicants should submit their applications to the school they wish to enroll.

English Open Enrollment Application - PDF

Spanish Open Enrollment Application - PDF

Open Enrollment Capacity

Open Enrollment

Available Space

2022-2023 SY

Below is the amount of space available at each school within the Union Elementary School District 62 (A.R.S. § 15-816.01).  This was last updated May 11, 2022, and is updated at least every 12 weeks (A.R.S. § 15-816.01).  The capacity listed below is for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

SCHOOL

PRESCHOOL

KINDERGARTEN

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

5TH

6TH

7TH

8TH

DOS RIOS

N/A

4

4

12

CLOSED

1

12

3

8

6

HURLEY RANCH

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

5

4

11

2

CLOSED

CLOSED

UNION

CLOSED

15

13

CLOSED

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A












DISTRICT PROGRAMS

CAPACITY










RESOURCE

CLOSED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXTENDED RESOURCE

CLOSED










EARLY ELEM COGNITIVE SUPPORT

CLOSED










UPPER ELEM COGNITIVE SUPPORT

CLOSED










MIDDLE SCHOOL COGNITIVE SUPPORT

CLOSED










SELF-CONTAINED BEHAVIOR

CLOSED
































KEY











AVAILABLE SPACE











CLOSED-NO CAPACITY












































Open Enrollment

Available Space

2022-2023 SY

Below is the amount of space available at each school within the Union Elementary School District 62 (A.R.S. § 15-816.01).  This was last updated March 24, 2022 and is updated at least every 12 weeks (A.R.S. § 15-816.01).  The capacity listed below is for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

SCHOOL

PRESCHOOL

KINDERGARTEN

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

5TH

6TH

7TH

8TH

DOS RIOS

N/A

4

4

12

CLOSED

1

12

3

8

6

HURLEY RANCH

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

5

4

11

2

CLOSED

CLOSED

UNION

CLOSED

15

13

CLOSED

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

DISTRICT PROGRAMS

CAPACITY

EXTENDED RESOURCE

CLOSED

EARLY ELEM COGNITIVE SUPPORT

CLOSED

UPPER ELEM COGNITIVE SUPPORT

CLOSED

MIDDLE SCHOOL COGNITIVE SUPPORT

CLOSED

SELF-CONTAINED BEHAVIOR

CLOSED

KEY

AVAILABLE SPACE

CLOSED-NO CAPACITY

 

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