NEW! This year Open Enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is scheduled from December 5 through December 16, 2016. We are asking parents to bring two copies of the application packets to expedite the enrollment process. Parents of NEW Kindergarten through 12th grade students may come to the Student Registration Office located at 501 Sherman Street between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. At this time Forest Heights STEM applications and magnet/specialty school applications will also be accepted. This year, all specialty/magnet school applications must be logged at the Student Registration Office.
Address changes will be accepted during this time. If your child will be attending the attendance zone school that corresponds with your current address, you don’t need to do anything — unless you are new to the district—your child will automatically roll up to the next grade level. Sixth and ninth graders will also automatically roll up to the next grade level at your attendance zone school. If a student was alternately assigned, they will be AUTOMATICALLY BE ASSIGNED to the neighborhood (attendance zone) school for the upcoming school year.
If you move in the middle of the school year, students may remain at their assigned school for the remainder of the current school year with NO TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED BY THE DISTRICT.
Early Childhood Open Enrollment (P3/P4) will be held at Woodruff Early Childhood Center, which is located at 3010 W. 7thStreet. To read more about the P3/P4 requirements, CLICK HERE.
NEW! Important Enrollment Dates for the 2016-17 School Year:
The last day to submit an Optional Enrollment Request Form for magnet school placement during the 2016-17 school year was October 28, 2016.
Effective May 25, 2016: We will no longer accept Forest Heights STEM applications nor P3 (3 year old applications) for the 2016-17 school year until further notice.
School Feeder Patterns: (Please note: Sibling preference* will only be granted to students who are currently attending the school of interest and the student (sibling) has maintained enrollment.
*Sibling preference will not be granted during Open Enrollment periods for students who are terminating an organizational level, i.e., siblings who are at the 5th, 8th and 12th grade levels, with the exception of 5th grade students at Forest Heights STEM Academy.
What are Attendance Zone Schools?
School assignments in the LRSD are made based on geographic attendance zones for elementary schools (grades P4 - 5th), middle schools (grades 6th - 8th) and high schools (grades 9th - 12th). Each residential address in the district is tied to these zones, although there are areas of the city of Little Rock that are not part of the LRSD. For assistance in determining which zone schools serve your address, you can contact the Student Registration Office or utilize the "Find Your School" tool. All students who register are automatically assigned to their attendance zone school. Parents are invited to contact their zone school to arrange a tour, seek information about specific programs or meet the principal.
What if we move to a different area within the school district?
Address changes processed during the school year oftentimes entail a change in schools if the family has moved outside of the attendance zone for the original school. Students who move are allowed to complete the school year as long as the parent can provide transportation back to the original school. Additionally, most students who are attending schools outside of their attendance zone (magnet schools, transfers, etc.) will not be reassigned due to an address change. Each parent is expected to contact their child's school and process the necessary paperwork whenever the family moves to a new address. Students who are not placed in their attendance zone school will be placed in a waiting pool. When additional seats become available, students will be assigned. For more information, click here.
What pre-school options are available for my child?
Because the LRSD recognizes the impact early childhood experiences can have on a child's later success in school, we offer P3 classes at 5 elementary schools that are income based. We have P4 classes at numerous attendance zone elementary schools. In order to register a P3 or P4 student, the parent needs to complete a Pupil Information Form, Home Language Survey form and a other early childhood forms, including a Four-Year-Old or Three-Year-Old Application. A child must be three years of age by August 1, 2017 to attend the P3 program and must be four years of age by August 1, 2017 to attend the P4 program for the 2017-18 school year. These classes are taught by certified teachers, assisted by classroom aides, and feature developmentally appropriate activities for three and four-year-old children.
P3 classes are income based and P4 classes operate during normal elementary school hours and are free of charge. Income eligiblity must be provided for each application. After school daycare may be available for a fee. Parents should contact individual schools to check on daycare options.
For P4 classes, where demand exceeds the number of seats available, a weighted priority selection scramble will be used in making school assignments. Placement priority is given to:
- students who live in the attendance zone and have siblings enrolled in the school
- students who live in the attendance zone but do not have siblings enrolled
- students of employees at the school
- students who do not live in the attendance zone but have siblings enrolled in the school
- students who do not live in the attendance zone and do not have siblings enrolled in the school
Parents interested in applying for their child to participate in a LRSD P3 or P4 class should complete the registration paperwork during the open registration period for the school year. A computerized selected scramble will be utilized in the new assignment process. Therefore, no numbered waiting list will exist. When additional seats become available, students will be assigned to the appropriate categores and another scramble will be intiated to fill available seats. No district transportation will be provided for P3 or P4 students. PLEASE NOTE: No correspondence will be sent to you if your student was not selected for the P3 or P4 Program.
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