Nampa School District
According to Idaho Code (33-1402 and 1404), parents may request to
transfer their student(s) to a school outside their residence zone. The law
also requires the following:
applications must be completed no sooner than the first business day of
January and completed by Jan. 31st for the following school
cannot be accepted into an out of zone school unless there is space
must serve the students within their zones first, consider in-district
transfers next, and finally, consider out of district transfers if there
application forms are to be filled out at the Nampa School District
Office. We accept applications from Parents/Guardians only.
the deadline, the District projects how many students each school can
expect for the next year and how much room there will be for transfers.
families who have extenuating circumstances which make it unable to comply
with the Jan. 31st deadline a short Open Enrollment window will
be opened from Aug. 13 to the last business day of August. Applications received during that time
will be considered following the Labor Day holiday. It is imperative that
students are registered in and attending their zoned school.
following factors also need to be considered before deciding to apply for open
open enrollment is granted for one academic year at a time. Therefore,
even if students have open enrollment status this year, their
parents/guardians will need to re-apply for next year.
need to be prepared to provide transportation. No bus transportation is
available between school zones.
student’s legal full-time residence, not the address of his/her daycare,
determines his/her zone school.
make every effort to keep families together in the open enrollment
process, but we are unable to guarantee open enrollment approval for all
priority is granted to those students currently transferred through the
open enrollment process.
secondary students need to consider the athletic eligibility question. See
“Athletic Eligibility Requirements.” These requirements apply equally to
public high school students, 9th through 12th grades.
school students approved for open enrollment will not be eligible to participate in sanctioned activities for
one calendar year from the date of enrollment.
student that makes a “bona fide” move with his/her family, at any time
shall be athletically eligible. A bona fide move is defined by the Nampa School District as a move that fits
the following parameters:
Includes the entire, immediate family; and
The new residence is the primary and permanent
All children in the family attend the schools
within that attendance zone.
that are 18 years of age or older may not transfer schools independently
of their parents or guardians and fall under the same policies that define
a “bona fide” move.
of Attorney changes do not transfer athletic eligibility. The Student's
eligibility remains in the attendance zone where the parents live. Power
of Attorney issues need to be reviewed every 6 months.
If a student's parents are divorced, have joint custody, and live in
separate attendance zones or districts, the student may attend in either school
as long as the intent is to stay for the entire year. Athletic eligibility
falls under the Idaho High School Activities Association rules.