2024-2025 Open Enrollment

    How does the 2024-25 Open Enrollment Application process work for NEW applicants? 

    1. Pick up and submit an Open Enrollment Contingent Application at the Student Services Office May 1-15, 2024, at 801 Old Harshman Rd between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (APPLICATIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL MAY 1.)
    2. If you are applying for a Kindergarten spot, you must follow your home district's Kindergarten registration process prior to applying for Open Enrollment if they are entering public school for the first time. 
    3. Applications must be submitted in person. Emailed, faxed or mailed applications WILL NOT be accepted.
    4. Beginning in the month of JUNE, based on grade level space availability criteria determined by the Mad River Local Schools Open Enrollment Policies/Procedures, CONTINGENT applicants will be notified via regular mail to submit all required documents that are listed on the 24-25 Open Enrollment Checklist.
    5. The date and location to return items listed on the checklist will be provided in the Contingent Notification Letter that will be mailed home.  This will include deadline specific criteria, so if documents are needed from your child's previous school, we highly recommend obtaining those documents from your district before they close for the summer
    6. Once the Open Enrollment Checklist items have been returned, the application will be processed through a final review to determine if the student’s application meets all required criteria per the Open Enrollment Policies and Procedures. If the required criteria are not met, the application will be denied.
    7. Incomplete Contingent Applications WILL NOT be processed for a FINAL REVIEW. 
    8. If your student is approved via the final review, you will be instructed to follow the district's registration process.
    9. If your student is denied due to space availability in a specific grade level, your student will be placed on a waitlist in accordance with the outline within the Open Enrollment Policies and Procedures. 
    10. Applications will not be accepted through the Mad River Oneview Online Enrollment portal.
    11. By policy of the Federal government, students residing in the Fairborn School District cannot attend the Mad River School District through Open Enrollment. 
    12. Open Enrollment is not available for Preschool students.  
    13. Conditional applications may continue to be taken May 15 - July 31.  However, applications will only be acted upon based on classroom space and course availability.
      • Grades 1 - 12 will be notified by mid-June 2024
      • Kindergarten will be notified prior to July 1, 2024
      • Emailed, mailed or faxed applications WILL NOT be accepted.



    Ohio law, along with the Mad River Board of Education board policy, allows parents/guardians to enroll their children in a school within the Mad River School District rather than their district of residence by completing an open enrollment application and being approved by the incoming district.

    Open enrollment applications are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, per the Mad River Local School Board Policy and application is required each school year.

    High school students who transfer districts through open enrollment must follow Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) rules for participating on athletic teams. Typically, athletic eligibility is determined by the school in which the student is attending during their ninth-grade year. OHSAA rules for transfer and athletic eligibility are very specific and must be followed by law.

    Families, if accepted, may contact the district’s Transportation Department regarding space availability at specific bus stops.

    → Click here for the Open Enrollment Policy


    If you have questions, please call or email the Student Services Department.

    Student Services

    Phone - 259-6603

     Michelle Weethee – michelle.weethee@madriverschools.org         

    Heather Shuttleworth – heather.shuttleworth@madriverschools.org