Open Enrollment


Consistent with Chapter 28A.225 RCW, any student who resides outside the district may apply to attend a school in the district or file the parental declaration of the intent to provide home-based instruction and enroll for ancillary services, if any. All applications for nonresident attendance or home-based instruction will be considered on an equal basis.

A nonresident student who wishes to attend a school in the Napavine School District must submit an approved release form from their resident district. The application must be submitted to the Superintendent’s Office and will be date and time stamped upon receipt. If the student is new to the Napavine School District and has attended a school previously, a completed student background form, attached below, which is required. Non-Resident students applying for admission, will be reviewed and acceptance or rejection notices issued twice during the school year: third full week of August and second week of January, but in no event later than 45 days from receipt. The open enrollment period to accept applications will run from June 20th through July 15th for the next school year’s acceptance and December 1st through December 15th for the current school year’s acceptance. Any applications received outside of the enrollment period will be considered ONLY if there are non-resident openings available. All requests will be reviewed and evaluated annually using the following criteria, and all accepted student are subject to termination of acceptance if the conditions set forth in these criteria no longer are met:

  1. Capacity exists at the building, program, grade level and/or classroom as determined by the district at the building in which the student desires to be enrolled.

  2. Specific school features as reported by the principal to the superintendent and/or designee.

  3. The availability of a program at a school to meet the educational needs of the student.

  4. Whether approval of the application would result in the district experiencing a financial hardship.

  5. Whether the student has been expelled or suspended from a public school for more than ten (10) consecutive days.

  6. Whether the student has maintained a satisfactory attendance record, whether the student has maintained adequate academic progress (for example, no classes failed), whether the student’s disciplinary records indicate a history of convictions for offenses or crimes, violent or disruptive behavior, or gang membership.

If an applicant is otherwise eligible to attend Napavine School District but available space in a building, program, grade level and/or classroom is not sufficient to accept all applicants, applications will be prioritized in the following order:

  1. A student continuing enrollment at a site or in a program or a student who has completed their junior year of high school at Napavine High School in the prior year.

  2. A student whose siblings are enrolled at the same site.

  3. Following application of items one (1) and (2) above, applications will be prioritized based on the date/time of the request on the form received by the Superintendent’s office.


  1. Submit Release Form to Resident School District

a. If new to the Napavine School District and has attended school previously, submit student background form to Resident School District (RELEASE FORM) (STUDENT BACKGROUND FORM)

  1. Forms must be received by Napavine School District from the Resident School District during the open enrollment window (we suggest submitting the forms to the resident district one week before the open enrollment window)

  2. Written notification will be mailed out from the Napavine School District within 45 days of receipt of the request within the open enrollment period

  3. If accepted, you must go to the school (Napavine elementary or high school) and fill out all required enrollment papers and submit required documentation

  4. If rejected, your student will be placed on a waiting list for that specific grade level (unless rejected for reasons #5 and/or #6 above)

a. If a spot opens up and your student is next on the waiting list, the Napavine School District will contact you to see if you remain interested in transferring to the Napavine School District.

If you have any questions please contact the district office at 360-262-3303.