What is open enrollment?
Open enrollment has been in effect in Akron Public Schools since 1993. Originally, it was designed to allow Akron Public Schools students to open enroll into surrounding schools other than their assigned home school and vice versa. Home school assignments are determined by the address of the student's parent(s) or legal guardian(s). Each year, approximately 3,000 open enrollment applications are received.
The open enrollment department has numerous responsibilities associated with the accountability of students involving the loss or gain of state or federal funding.
The following is a brief synopsis of some of the essential duties and responsibilities: