Schools with enrollment caps
are schools that are experiencing both excessive crowding and high residential growth in their attendance area.
These schools are so crowded that every available space at the school is serving a student, and there is no room for any additional students. The Board of Education reviews school utilization annually and sets enrollment caps at schools that have the most crowding.
A total enrollment cap number is set for each grade at the school with an enrollment cap. Once a school reaches this total enrollment number, any new families who move into the base attendance area will be assigned to an overflow school.
Most of the time, parents can choose from more than one overflow school.
One is the "calendar option" school, which is a nearby school the the opposite calendar of the base school. For example, if the base school has a traditional calendar, a nearby year-round school will be a calendar option.
You can also choose a designated overflow school.
The choices offered to a parent as the overflow school are based on seat availability at the grade needed.
Transportation will be provided to and from the overflow school.
Students assigned to an overflow school are also placed on a numbered wait list and could be called back to the base school if a seat becomes available.