Nonresident Student Enrollment

  • Nonresident student enrollment follows Policy 3141 Enrollment Nonresident Students.

    The superintendent or designee will determine no later than April 15th, annually, if the district is open to new nonresident student enrollment.
     
    All applications for nonresident attendance will be considered equally on a fair, rational, and equitable basis as provided herein pursuant to RCW 28A.225.225 and WAC 392-137-205(1). The District shall provide information on its interdistrict enrollment policies to nonresidents on its web site and in writing upon request, and have copies of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's annual information booklet on enrollment options in the state available for public inspection at each school building, the central office, and local public libraries.

    A parent/guardian shall apply for admission on behalf of his or her child by presenting
    1. A Mercer Island School District Choice Transfer Request, Form 3141F, completed by the resident school district releasing the student, 
    2. A completed Mercer Island School District Nonresident Attendance Application, Form 3141F2, and 
    3. A copy of the complete student records file from the releasing district.
    Applications must be filed or updated annually and transfer requests shall not be granted for longer than the one academic year or portion thereof.

    Failure to submit Form 3141F1 executed by the releasing District, a complete Form 3141F2, and a complete copy of the student’s records, or any material misrepresentation of facts by the applicants regarding application information shall be grounds for denying the admission request.

    2019-20 School Year: District is closed to new non-resident student applicants

    April 4, 2019 – Mercer Island School District Superintendent Donna Colosky announced that the district is closed to new non-resident student applicants, due to inadequate space, facilities and staff. This includes students who were granted non-resident enrollment for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year after becoming nonresidents during this year.

    However, to avoid disruption to the educational programs of certain students and to encourage family involvement and support in the education of those children, the district does allow certain non-resident students to apply for nonresident status. According to Board Policy 3141, the district accepts certain non-resident students’ applications, if those students and their school-age siblings were previously enrolled under district policy prior to June 30, 2013.

    As provided for in state law, children of district employees, children of its contracted services employees and children of military families are allowed to attend as non-resident students and must submit the appropriate application.