Applications for the Kindergarten Class of 2015 will be accepted beginning January 6th, 2015.
Applications for all students in grades 1st-8th are accepted throughout the year. Students are placed on the appropriate grade-level waitlist. Students are admitted as openings occur, according to district policy.
2015 Enrollment Events
All 2015 Kindergarten Applications are due Friday, February 6th, 2015, by 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 14th, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Open House
Wednesday, January 14th, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Parent Orientation
Saturday, January 31st, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Parent Orientation
Staff-led tours - dates and times of the tours are listed in our school calendar on our home page: http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/aaopen.home/home
Please call the office for details and to register for orientations or tours (994-1910).
Annual Open House - Sunday, December 14th, 2:00-3:30 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 registration or 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.
- We will begin accepting Kindergarten applications on Monday, January 6th.
- The final due date for Kindergarten applications is Friday, February 6th, 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 9th, 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 6th, 2014 if at all possible.
Option 1: One 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.
Option 2: Two Visits
Attend a parent-led orientation session (January 14th or January 31st) 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.
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 9th, 2015. Parents will be notified of their randomly selected number beginning on February 10th, 2015. 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!