Open Enrollment (School Choice)
Open Enrollment (School Choice)

NOTE: This is not the same procedure as applying for an In-district Elementary Alternate School Placement. Open Enrollment applies to families living outside of the Beaver Dam Unified School District (i.e, in another school district).  In-district Elementary Alternate School Placement requests are for families who live in the district and wish for their child(ren) to attend an elementary school that is not their neighborhood school.  The Alternative Placement request forms are due June 1st and are available from any Elementary School.

The Open Enrollment application period for the 2017-18 School Year is February 6 - April 28, 2017.  Applications must be submitted by 4:00 pm on April 28.  Late applications cannot be accepted.  Please visit to apply online.

What is Open Enrollment?

Open enrollment, also known as School Choice, is Wisconsin's public school program which allows parents to apply for their children to attend school in a school district other than the one in which they live. If parents already have a child attending a school district through open enrollment, they must apply for each additional child in their family as they become eligible.

Who May Participate?

Students in 5-Year Old Kindergarten through Grade 12 and who are Wisconsin residents.

Open enrollment for 4-year old kindergarten and Early Childhood is limited. Please contact Michelle Falkinham at or (920) 885-7300, ext. 1116 to find out if your child qualifies.

How and When May Parents Apply?

The recommended method of applying for open enrollment is through the on-line application process on the Department of Public Instruction's website ( during the open enrollment application period (February - April). Parents may complete a paper application and submit it to the district they wish for their child to attend (non-resident school district) during the application period. The application period for the 2015-16 school year is closed.  Please contact Michelle Falkinham for information about applying outside of the regular application period.

For More Information

Contact Michelle Falkinham at the Educational Service Center at (920) 885-7300, ext. 1116 or e-mail at

  • Beaver Dam Unified School District
  • 705 McKinley Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916
  • Phone: 920 885-7300