Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools welcomes non-resident students through Minnesota’s Open Enrollment program. For the remainder of the 2016/17 school year through the 2017/18 school year, we have limited open enrollment opportunities available in grades K-12 due to increased enrollment growth in our district and capacity constraints. We will continue to take applications for open enrollment, but please know it is limited to 1% at grade levels K-12, including La ola del lago and SAGE Academy. Once students have been accepted into the district through open enrollment, they are students of PLSAS and will not be sent back to their resident district.
2016-17 OPEN ENROLLMENT TIMELINE
Non-resident families are welcome to apply for open enrollment for the remainder of this school year. A very limited number of applications will be accepted for grades K-12.
2017-18 OPEN ENROLLMENT TIMELINE
All open enrollment applications will be placed in a lottery. Kindergarten families will be notified at the end of January 2017 whether their student has been accepted into the district or placed on a waiting list. Families with students in grades 1-12 will be notified at the end of February. Open enrollment applicants with PLSAS siblings who are currently enrolled into the district and students of PLSAS staff members have priority in the application selection process.
To open enroll into Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools, please fill out an open enrollment form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 952-226-0049 or bring it to the District Services Center, 4540 Tower Street SE in Prior Lake.
RESIDENT STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
The decision to restrict open enrollment does not affect families with children moving into the school district. Resident families who wish to apply for an in-district transfer may still do so. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
The decision to open or close enrollment to residents living outside the district boundaries is made on a year-to-year basis. State statute is reviewed along with student enrollment numbers and building capacity levels in the decision-making process. According to school district policy 509 and Minnesota Statute 124D.03, subd. 6.; school boards may set capacities for how many students may be served by a site and therefore can close a school to open enrollment.
- I just moved to the district. What school will my child attend?
- How do I enroll/register my child in the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District?
- How do I enroll my child in a different school than the one he or she is assigned?
- When will open enrollment/in-district transfer applications be available?
Our students attend elementary schools according to their street address. Middle school students attend one of two schools, depending on course selection. We have one high school in which all of our district students grades 9‐12 attend. To find out what elementary school is in your attendance boundary, call 952-226-0000. For an attendance boundary map, click here.
To attend a different school, the parent or guardian of a district student can apply for one of two options: an in‐district transfer to a school within the school district or open enrollment to another school district.
In‐district transfer: The in‐district transfer option is for a student who resides in the school district and wants to transfer to a different district school from his or her regular assigned school. The transfers are acted upon bi-annually in the Spring and Fall.
Open enrollment: Through the open enrollment option, a student leaves their home district for another district. Transportation is available from the nearest in‐district bus stop. Once accepted under open enrollment, your student is accepted into the district until graduation or you un-enroll student. Parents/Guardians fill out the paperwork one time only.