Open EnrollmentInformation on the Open Enrollment Act, which allows students the option to enroll in a different school with a higher Academic Performance Index (API) than the pupil's school of residence.
About the Open Enrollment Act
The Open Enrollment Act (SBX5 4, Chapter 3, 5th Extraordinary Session, 2010) was signed into law on January 7, 2010, and became effective on April 14, 2010. The Open Enrollment Act provides students enrolled in one of the 1,000 "low-achieving" schools, hereinafter referred to as "Open Enrollment" schools, the option to enroll in a different school with a higher Academic Performance Index (API) than the pupil's school of residence.
Due the transition to the new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress system, the calculation of the 2014 Growth and Base and 2015 Growth APIs are suspended. With the absence of a 2015 API score, the California Department of Education (CDE) cannot produce an Open Enrollment list for the 2016–17 school year. For information on other types of student transfers, please visit the CDE District Transfers Web page.
Regulations & Legislation
- Open Enrollment Regulations
Title 5 California Code of Regulations (5 CCR), Section 4700 et seq., effective date January 1, 2011.
- California Education Code sections 48350-48361
Historical Background and Prior Year Lists
Historical Background and Prior Year Lists are downloadable Excel spreadsheets of Open Enrollment lists from 2012–13 through 2015–16.