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Out-of-District Enrollment

Thank you for your interest in out-of-district enrollment for Andover Public Schools. Applications are now closed for the 2024-25 school year. We are in the process of contacting students who have been accepted to attend.

In 2022, the Kansas Legislature passed a law requiring all school districts in the state to have a policy allowing for students living outside their district boundaries to attend their schools, if there is capacity to do so.

Per state statute, in grades K-8, capacity is determined by grade level and by school for each of our elementary and middle buildings. Our capacities have been determined by our district’s classroom size guidelines, projected enrollment trends and maximum capacity of classrooms and other spaces in the school.

In grades 9-12, capacity has been determined for each high school as a whole, rather than at each specific grade. The same factors, plus anticipated demand for particular courses or programming, can be used in making this determination at the high school level.

Because of classroom size guidelines and staffing, no capacity is available in our Functional Applied Academics (FAA) classrooms in grades K-12.

Please note: Transportation for out-of-district students must be arranged by parents/guardians. No transportation will be provided by Andover Public Schools.

2024-25 Expected Enrollment

2024-25 Enrollment Capacity (Open Seats)

Pre-approved students

Current students in the 2023-24 school year who moved out of district before the 2024-25 school year will be pre-approved to attend Andover Public Schools in future years without being subject to a lottery.

Also, children of full-time USD 385 employees and affiliates, including the Butler County Special Education Interlocal and First Student, may continue to attend. In addition, children of substitute teachers working 40 days or more per school year, and children of Rule 10 coaches, may attend.

Priority students

Per state law, children of active or reserve military students, and those in the custody of the Department of Children and Families, who live out of district have preferred status. In future years, siblings of current out-of-district students will have preferred status.

Out-of-district procedures

An application form for out-of-district students will be available on this web page. In addition, a paper application form will be available by visiting the District Office, 1432 N. Andover Road. Families will apply to the district, not a specific school. The district will assign students to a specific school based on capacity.

If there are more students who apply to a building level, grade level or program than capacity allows, the district will determine admission based on a lottery.

Students who are admitted to attend Andover Public Schools must be notified by July 15, under state law. Families will be given one week to accept or decline their offer to register with Andover Public Schools. If a family declines or does not accept, Andover Public Schools will contact the next family on the lottery list. This process of accepting additional out-of-district students will be complete at the end of the business day on July 31, after which time no more out-of-district students will be accepted.

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