900 E. Montgomery Street
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: (608) 366-3456
Fax: (608) 366-3475
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Parents and guardians have the opportunity to send their children to any public school in Wisconsin through the Public School Open Enrollment program.
The online open enrollment application period for the 2023-24 school year is February 6 - April 28, 2023. You can learn more on the WI DPI website.
Those wishing to open enroll their student for the 2023-24 school year should contact Heidi Parr at email@example.com or 608-366-3443.
The inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend public school in a school district other than the one in which they reside.
Any Wisconsin resident in five-year-old kindergarten to grade 12 may apply to attend a nonresident school district under the open enrollment program. However, a child may transfer to a nonresident school district for early childhood education or four-year-old kindergarten only if the child’s resident school district offers the same type of program and only if the child is eligible for that program in the resident school district.
The regular open enrollment application period for the 2021-22 school year is February 1 - April 30, 2021.
Additional information on the regular open enrollment application season can be found the DPI Applications Page: http://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment/applications
An alternative application procedure allows pupils to apply for open enrollment at any time during a school year if certain criteria are met. For additional information, please visit the DPI’s alternative criteria application procedures web page: http://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment/applications/alternative
Both the nonresident and resident school districts may deny an application for reasons specified in state law. If an application is denied by either the resident or nonresident school district, the parent may file an appeal with the DPI within 30 days. The DPI is required to affirm the school district’s decision unless the DPI determines that the decision was arbitrary or unreasonable.
For more information appealing a denial, visit the DPI appeals page: http://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment/appeals
Parents are responsible to provide transportation to and from school in the nonresident school district, except that transportation required in a child’s IEP must be provided by the nonresident school district. A nonresident or resident school district is permitted (but not required) to provide transportation to open enrolled pupils, however, the nonresident school district is prohibited from picking up or dropping off a pupil within the boundaries of the pupil’s resident school district unless the resident school district agrees. Low-income parents may apply to the DPI for reimbursement of a portion of their transportation costs.
For more information on transportation, visit the DPI transportation page: http://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment/applications/transportation
To register your student in-person, please call the Registrar’s Office at the District Administration and Education Center (900 E. Montgomery St.). Registration packets are available and the District Registrar will be available to help you with enrolling your student. This applies for new students to the Sparta Area School District only.
Please bring your child’s certified birth certificate and immunization record with when registering.
If you’d like to get an early start on the paperwork, you may view and download the enrollment forms listed below.
Registration forms in English:
- District Enrollment Form (PDF)
- Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment Form (PDF)
- Bus Request Form
- Medication Authorization Form (PDF) (Only needed if your child will need to take medication while at school.)
- Free & Reduced Lunches Form (PDF)
- Indigent Form (PDF)
Registration forms in Spanish:
The Sparta Area School District offers online enrollment. This is accessible to families that are new to the District and to existing families with new students to register for the upcoming school year. If you choose to enroll online, you will still need to bring your child’s certified birth certificate to the Administration Center for verification.
New Family Enrollment
Families without a child currently enrolled in the Sparta Area School District
New Student Enrollment
Existing Family Enrollment
Families with a child currently enrolled in the Sparta Area School District
Enroll through Skyward
If you need busing for your student, please fill out the forms below:
Transportation Request Form
Formulario De Solicitud De Transporte
The application for free and reduced cost meals is available on the Nutrition Services website at: http://www.spartan.org/district/departments/nutrition/forms. Please complete this form and submit to Sparta Area School District Nutrition Services, 900 E. Montgomery St., Sparta, WI 54656. Once enrolled information for free and reduced cost meals will be mailed to your home the last week in July.