• Open Enrollment and School Capacity

    We are excited to welcome new families to our schools.  Resident enrollment is attending the local school assigned to a family's home address. Families who enroll their child(ren) in the local school assigned to their residence attend through regular enrollment. Schools must ensure there is enough classroom space for these students. Open enrollment allows students who live:

    1. Within a school district, they go to a different school outside their home (resident) attendance boundaries.
    2. Outside the school district, to attend a school in the district

    Open enrollment allows families to apply for admission to any public school in the state as long as there is classroom space available. Parents choose to complete open enrollment for their child in another school or school district for many reasons, such as unique program offerings, teaching philosophy, extracurricular activities, or closer proximity to work. Regardless of the reason, open enrollment is an option for parents if there is space.

    The table below provides information for families about the open enrollment seats available for each CGESD school. Please note that due to fluctuations in district and school enrollment, actual capacity on a given day may be different than what is indicated below. This information is updated at least every 12 weeks. 

  • Grade Cholla Cottonwood Desert Willow Ironwood McCartney Ranch Mesquite Palo Verde Saguaro Cactus CGMS Villago EG/ CGOLA  
    K NO YES NO NO NO   YES NO YES   --- --- --- YES
    1 NO NO NO NO NO   NO YES NO   --- --- --- YES
    2 NO YES NO YES NO   YES NO NO   --- --- --- YES
    3 NO NO NO YES NO   YES YES YES   --- --- --- YES
    4 NO YES NO NO NO   YES YES YES   --- --- --- YES
    5 NO YES NO NO NO   YES YES NO   --- --- --- YES
    6 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- NO YES NO YES
    7 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- NO YES NO YES
    8 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- NO YES NO YES

    YES = Open Enrollment seats available on 10/27/2022
    NO = NO Open Enrollment seats available on 10/27/2022