Questions
1)  What is Open Enrollment?
2)  Who may apply for Open Enrollment?
3)  Where do I obtain/submit an application?
4)  Is transportation provided?
5)  How is approval of an Open Enrollment application determined?
6)  What is the Priority Listing for approval?
7)  What are the timelines?
8)  How will I be notified?
9)  What if I miss the deadline for the application?
10)  May I apply during the school year?
11)  What if my child is currently attending on Open Enrollment, do I have to reapply?
12)  What if the submit button does not appear to work?
13)  Why are you only accepting applications online? Why can I not submit a paper application?
 
Answers
1)  Q What is Open Enrollment?
A
Arizona state law allows students to apply for admission to any state public school, based on available classroom space. Open Enrollment applications are approved on a year-by-year basis with no guarantee of continued enrollment.
2)  Q Who may apply for Open Enrollment?
A
Any family in Arizona may apply for Open Enrollment into a Liberty school. For this reason, the state is considered among the leaders in the country for educational choice.
3)  Q Where do I obtain/submit an application?
A

Open Enrollment applications are only available on-line at www.liberty.k12.az.us or by clicking here. In the event you do not have computer access, you may utilize any computer with internet access or at the District Office in order to submit your application on-line. An application is required for each student. Applications must be received not later than 5:00 PM February 10, 2012 for the 2012-2013 school year.

4)  Q Is transportation provided?
A
No, parents/guardians must provide transportation.
5)  Q How is approval of an Open Enrollment application determined?
A
Approval of applications first requires a determination as to the number of Open Enrollment openings available per school. Students who have submitted applications will be ranked by priority status according to District Policy JFB. Students on the listing will be notified of their acceptance, to match the predetermined open capacity of the campus; other applications may be placed on a waiting list. Applications not given a priority status will have their names placed on separate pieces of paper and the papers placed in a lottery. Names will be drawn by and numbered in the order in which they are drawn. The applicants whose names are selected in order, up to the capacity limitations established, shall be permitted to enroll in the school. All others drawn will be placed on a waiting list with priority in accord with the lowest number.
6)  Q What is the Priority Listing for approval?
A
To create a system that supports the educational process, a priority status listing has been determined to provide preference to certain categories of students.
Priority status includes:
    •eligible children of Liberty School District employees
    •students who were granted Open Enrollment the previous year, and,
    •sibling(s) of a student who was granted an approval the previous year.
7)  Q What are the timelines?
A

Open Enrollment applications are due not later than 5:00 PM February 10, 2012. The district will notify families of their application status beginning February 20. If the family chooses to accept the Open Enrollment slot, the student must complete a transfer or registration packet to the approved school no later than June 1 or forfeit the approved open enrollment. Applications received after the February 10 deadline will only be considered if the campus has available capacity; the application may be approved using the priority determinations. However, it is suggested that parents carefully evaluate any request to transfer after the start of the school year for educational consistency. Students may be granted Open Enrollment approval sufficient to fill the school's capacity.

8)  Q How will I be notified?
A

Parent will receive notification in writing of their application status beginning on February 20. Applications may be approved, rejected or placed on a waiting list. Notification will be made via email or by mail.

9)  Q What if I miss the deadline for the application?
A

If the February 10 deadline is missed, an Open Enrollment Application may still be submitted for consideration. If there is available capacity, applications will be considered based on priority status. Once the campus meets or exceeds its capacity, either through Open Enrollment or population growth, the school will be closed to further Open Enrollment.

10)  Q May I apply during the school year?
A
While strongly discouraged, Open Enrollment Applications may be considered during the school year for campuses which have not reached capacity.
11)  Q What if my child is currently attending on Open Enrollment, do I have to reapply?
A
Yes, Open Enrollment applications must be filled out on a year-to year basis. Each year parents or students will need to fill out a new application for the coming school year.
12)  Q What if the submit button does not appear to work?
A

If you are having problems using the submit button, please explore the following options:

1. Try submitting the application from a different computer.

2. Come to the district office to submit the application online using one of the computers in our Human Resources Office Area. 

Please remember, we are not accepting any paper applications. The only applications we are accepting are those that are submitted through the online application.

13)  Q Why are you only accepting applications online? Why can I not submit a paper application?
A

Liberty Elementary School District is using electronic means to combine, count and sort the applications we receive for open enrollment. If we do not receive the open enrollment application electronically, we have to manually enter it into our system, they could be missed and data could be recorded inaccurately. All open enrollment applications must be submitted online using our form. Please see the FAQs if you are having trouble with the application.