Enrollment for Non-Residents: Option Enrollment
Since 1990, thousands of metro area families have chosen Westside schools through Nebraska’s Option Enrollment Program, which provides parents with the choice to send their children to school in a district other than the one in which they reside. In fact, one in three students currently enrolled in Westside Community Schools resides outside District boundaries.
Option Enrollment applications for placement in the following school year may be submitted to the Office of Student Services at any time between September 1 and March 15. Placements are made between March 15 and March 30, with the District notifying parents no later than April 1 as to whether an application has been accepted or denied. Student placements are made based on available capacity in the grade level, program, or school requested, and in an order established by state statute.
To begin the process, parents/guardians may access the application form by clicking one of the links to the right or by requesting a form at the District’s central office. Completed applications must be submitted to the Office of Student Services, Westside Community Schools, 909 S 76 St, Omaha NE 68114. For consideration during the annual March placement process, forms must be received no later than 4 p.m. on March 15; mailed applications must be postmarked no later than March 15.
If you have further questions about Option Enrollment in Westside Community Schools, please call 402-390-2107.