Enrollment and Residency Policy

Although the School has a statewide open enrollment policy permitting enrollment from any school or district in the State of Ohio, it is still necessary to establish a student’s school district of residence before they can be enrolled in the School.  The school district in which a parent or child resides is the location the parent or student has established as the primary residence and where substantial family activity takes place. Residence is a place where important family activity takes place during the significant part of each day; a place where the family eats, sleeps, works, relaxes and plays. It must be a place, in short, which can be called “home”. One cannot establish a residence merely by purchasing/leasing a house or an apartment or even by furnishing such a house or apartment so that it is suitable for the owner’s use. No single factor is determinative; residency will be established by the totality of the circumstances. The following documents can be used to establish proof of residency for verification of a child’s ability to enroll in the School. These items must be current, be in the parent’s name, and include a street address. The School shall require only one form of proof of residency for enrollment.  A post office box address cannot be used to validate residency records:

Please provide one of the following dated within the last 60 days:

  • Utility bill (Electricity, gas, water/sewer, residence phone, cable/satellite TV)
  • Real estate tax bill
  • Bank statement
  • Rent receipt with parent’s current address included on receipt
  • Pay Stub
  • Lease Agreement
  • Documented affirmation of parent(s) address from district of residence where parent(s) currently reside
  • Notarized affirmation from parent(s) of current residence address
  • USPS return receipt from certified letter sent to parent(s) by district of residence filing Form SF-DRC 9
  • Written confirmation from the Department of Jobs and Family Services of the parent(s) current address
  • Written confirmation from a local law enforcement agency of the parent(s) current address 

Enrollment is defined as the day all paperwork is completed for the child’s entry into school not the first day of school.

All custody or court orders pertaining to the family or student must be turned in when asked, or at admission. If our School and the student’s home district (district of residency) disagree about residency, this policy shall prevail. In such a case, parents may be asked to provide additional information in order to resolve the dispute; however, the school is not obligated to ask for additional information based on other public schools’ policies.