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.

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, 625 9th Street, 6th floor. Applications will be reviewed in the order received. Approval is subject to program and/or space availability.

Use this link for personal transfers for only the 2019-20 school year.

Use the links below for the 2020-21 school year.

Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, we will be transitioning to using electronic submissions.  Watch for upcoming information.  Links below will become active on opening days as specified below.
Elementary
Elementary submission form will become available at 7:30 AM on the second Monday in January (1/13/20).
*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
Middle school submission form will become available at 7:30 AM on the second Monday in January (1/13/20).
High School
High School submission form will become available at 7:30 AM on the first Monday in February(2/3/20).
RCAS Personal Transfer Request Form 2020-21-High School

Student Assignment Requests

RCAS Student Assignment Request Form