Non-Resident Families


Non-Resident Families                                                

Wisconsin's Open enrollment program allows students to apply to attend a public school outside of the district in which they reside. 


Who can apply?

Any Wisconsin resident in 4K to grade 12 may apply to attend a nonresident school district under the open enrollment program

When can parents apply?

There are 2 ways parents can apply. The regular period and the Alternative.

1) The regular open enrollment application period for the 2021-22 school year begins on February 1, 2021, and ends at 4:00 pm on April 30, 2021. The best way to apply is online here


2) The Alternative application allows pupils to apply for open enrollment anytime during the school year. Alt open enrollment application for the 2021-2022 school year will be available July 1st and can be found here

     Please complete the 
Alternative application and email back to: sdma_enrollment@msd.k12.wi.us

2a) Please complete the Tuition Waiver Form if you started the school year residing in Menomonie School District, then you moved out of the district but wish to finish the remainder of the school year in the Menomonie School District. Please note: for future years-The student may only continue to attend Menomonie School District if the student applies and is approved for open enrollment.

Once your Open enrollment application has been approved, you then need to complete the SDMA enrollment packet

Open enrollment is only for non-resident families. If you live in Menomonie Area District and would like to transfer to a different elementary school, please refer to the In-District Transfer page.