All 2014-2015 Kindergarten Applications are due Friday, February 7, 2014, by 4:00 p.m.
TENTATIVE DATES for 2014 Enrollment Events - to be confirmed by December 6th.
Sunday, January 12, 2-4 p.m., Open House
Wednesday, January 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Parent Orientation
Saturday, February 1, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Parent Orientation
Staff-led tours, multiple offerings, call office for details and to register (994-1910)
Annual Open House - Sunday, January 12, 2-4 p.m. Families interested in learning more about Ann Arbor Open School are encouraged to attend the Open House. This event is an informal gathering where families may tour the school, visit with current families and staff, and receive application materials. Children are welcome to attend. Attendance at the Open House is not a requirement for enrollment at Ann Arbor Open, but may help families decide if our school is a good match for their needs. No obligation - just a time to learn more about our program.
Ann Arbor Open School enrolls children in grades K-8 who reside in the Ann Arbor School District. Incoming Kindergarteners are chosen by random selection. Incoming students at grades 1st-8th are placed on a waiting list on a first come, first served basis, and siblings of current students receive preference for enrollment.
- Kindergarten Applications for the 2014-15 school year are available December 9th, 2013.
- We will begin accepting Kindergarten applications on Monday, January 6th.
- The final due date for Kindergarten applications is Friday, February 7th, at 4:00 pm.
For students in grades K-8 to be eligible for enrollment in Ann Arbor Open School, you must complete one or two visits to the school, as described below. Visits may take place either before or after enrollment is offered, but must be completed before the student is officially admitted to the school. If your child’s number is chosen in the random selection for Kindergarten students on February 11th, you will have only one week to commit or decline the seat. In order to make the most informed decision, we urge parents of potential Kindergarten students to attend either a tour or a parent orientation before February 7th, 2014 if at all possible.
Option 1: Two Visits
Attend a parent-led orientation session (January 15th or February 1st) AND spend 45 minutes observing in a classroom during the school day. At the orientation, Ann Arbor Open parents facilitate small group discussions designed to answer your questions and introduce you to the Open School community. Please let the office staff know which session you plan to attend if you choose this option. For your classroom visit, you will be placed in a classroom to see a snapshot of our day. The teacher may ask you to help in some way. ALL visitors must sign in at the office and receive a visitor name tag. Please schedule these visits through the office.
Option 2: Single Visit
Attend an orientation tour during the school day, conducted by a staff member (these are scheduled through the office). The tours typically last 50-70 minutes and include time for questions.
Both Option 1 & Option 2 visits are made without your child, and may be made in any order. For those families who have an older child, a visit by the student during the school day may be arranged after enrollment is offered.
Kindergarten enrollment for the following year begins soon after the Random Selection, which takes place on February 11, 2014. Parents will be notified of their randomly selected number beginning on February 12, 2014. Enrollment for all other grades continues throughout the spring and summer as spaces become available. Once a space is offered, families usually have a week in which to visit the school (if they have not already done so) and make their decision.
We hope this information has been helpful to you. If you have any additional questions or needs, please feel free to call our office at (734) 994-1910. We look forward to meeting you!