Open Enrollment Requests

The 1997 South Dakota Legislature established for students enrolled in grades KG-12 an “enrollment options” program, commonly referred to as open enrollment. The law, which can be found at SDCL 13-28-40 through 13-28-47, requires the Department of Education to provide application forms for open enrollment to local schools.

Under the Open Enrollment law, the Rapid City Area Schools accepts students who are legal residents of another South Dakota district provided they can do so without adversely affecting the quality of the educational program. Approval is subject to program and/or space availability. Contact the Rapid City Area Schools Educational Services Office at 394-5147 about open enrollment.  For more information, reference District Policy JECC and Procedure JECC-P.

State Open Enrollment Request Form

Personal Transfers Requests

Personal Transfer requests allow residents of the Rapid City Area School District to transfer their children to another school within the district. Applications must be filed with the Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services by using the application links below.. Applications will be reviewed in the order received. Approval is subject to program and/or space availability.  For more information, reference District Policy JECC and Procedure JECC-P.

Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, we transitioned to using electronic submissions.  Links below will become active on opening days as specified below.
Elementary
The elementary submission form will become available for the school year at 7:30 AM on the second Monday in January each year and through the Friday of the week of summer registration.
*Note:  Kindergarten personal transfers to Knollwood, Horace Mann, and General Beadle will not be accepted until the Monday after Labor Day, September 14, 2020.
Middle School
The middle school submission form will become available for the next school year at 7:30 AM on the second Monday in January each year and through the Friday of the week of summer registration.
High School
The high School submission form will become available at 7:30 AM on the first Monday in January through March 1.

Student Assignment Requests

RCAS Student Assignment Request Form