Schools of Choice
All students in Thompson School District are assigned to attend a specific school based upon the geographical attendance area of their residence. However, students have the option of attending a school outside of their assigned school area. Families who wish to enroll their student in a school other than their neighborhood school must complete a School of Choice/Open Enrollment application. Applications for School of Choice/Open Enrollment are accepted from the Monday following Thanksgiving Break to the first Friday following Winter Break.
The application is available on the Thompson School District website under “Enroll Now.” A separate application must be completed and submitted for each child and each school being requested. Requests are approved based on space and program availability. Transportation arrangements are the responsibility of the family choosing this option. Once a student is accepted, he/she is enrolled at the school of choice for the duration of the grades served by that school as long as space is available.
Specific questions about enrolling in a school can generally be answered by calling that school's administrative office. Board policies JFBA/JFBB and JFBA/JFBB-R, School of Choice/Open Enrollment, provide detailed explanations of the school of choice procedure.
You are welcome to visit a Thompson school to get a personal look at the quality educational programs. Contact any school to arrange a visit.