About Open Enrollment

The District provides School Choice through an Open Enrollment policy offering parents/guardians an opportunity to apply to a school other than a school of residence. Approval of an Open Enrollment Application is based on space availability at the school of choice.

All District schools offer a quality educational program designed to prepare all students for college and careers in the 21st Century through the Common Core State Standards with emphasis on communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, character, and citizenship (global).

Some schools offer an educational program through a specialized theme. Specialized themes offered in District Magnet schools include International Baccalaureate (IB); Dual Language Immersion; the Arts through Artful Learning; Environmental Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM); Communication and Media; and Leadership, Engineering, Art Design (LEAD).

Open Enrollment Applications for 2019-2020 (TK-12) must be submitted online October 1, 2018 - November 30, 2018. Notifications will be sent December 10, 2018, by email and parent dashboard message. 

The parent/guardian of a successful open enrollment applicant provides transportation to and from the open enrolled school of choice. However, as part of a federal grant, resident students of McPherson and Shearer may receive transportation to Willow Magnet School.

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 School Availability for Open Enrollment

Elementary School

  • All NVUSD elementary schools are available to Open Enrollment based upon capacity
  • Canyon Oaks Elementary School is at capacity and closed to Open Enrollment except to applicants with siblings who will be attending the school during the 2019-20 school year.
  • IMPORTANT: Out of District applicants may now participate in the Open Enrollment process for all Magnet Elementary Schools: Bel Aire Park (International Baccalaureate/Communication and Media); Napa Junction (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math); Phillips (Leadership, Engineering, Art Design); Pueblo Vista (Dual Immersion/Environmental Sciences); and Willow (Arts Integration). 
  • Stone Bridge applicants must complete open enrollment at the Stone Bridge campus. 

Middle School

  • All NVUSD Middle Schools are available to Open Enrollment based upon capacity
  • American Canyon Middle School is at capacity and closed to Open Enrollment except to applicants with siblings who will be attending the school during the 2019-20 school year.
  • Redwood Middle School is at capacity and closed to Open Enrollment except to applicants with siblings who will be attending the school during the 2019-20 school year.
  • IMPORTANT: Out of District applicants may now participate in the Open Enrollment process for Harvest Magnet Middle School (Dual Immersion/International Baccalaureate World School). 
  • River Charter Middle School applicants must apply through Open Enrollment. Out of District applicants as well as in District River applicants do not need to be registered in a Napa Valley Unified School to participate in the Open Enrollment process.  

High School

  • American Canyon High School has space available for grades 9 - 12.
  • Napa High School has limited space available for open enrollment for grades 9 - 12.
  • Vintage High School has space available for grades 9 - 12.
  • New Technology High School has space available 9 - 12.  Applicants must be registered at their high school of residence and apply through open enrollment.
The 6 C's

Communication
Collaboration
Creativity
Critical Thinking
Character
Citizenship (global)