DCSD’s online Open Enrollment starts November 1. Parents of ALL NEW K-8 BFA students for the 2020-21 school year need to take action by completing the Open Enrollment process. Even if you have a student who currently attends kindergarten through eighth grade at BFA, you will need to complete DCSD Open Enrollment for any NEW or incoming K-8 students.
 
Note: If you are a current BFA family and plan to Open Enroll a student in BFA’s 2020-21 kindergarten class, please complete this Preference Form and submit it to Colleen Bobbin by Monday, Nov. 11.
 
First Round of Open Enrollment Begins Soon!
 
FIRST ROUNDRuns from 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, through 3:59 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. All families are highly encouraged to complete Open Enrollment during the First Round.
  • Parents will use their DCSD EngagED Parent Portal to login and access the Open Enrollment tool. (Hint: You used your EngagED Parent Portal to complete Express Check-In in August.)
    • If you do not know your username and password, please email BFA’s registrar, Colleen BobbinBEFORE Thanksgiving Break.
  • Parents without a DCSD EngagED Parent Portal account will be able to create one once First Round opens on Nov. 1.
  • For Kindergarten, your child MUST turn five on or before Oct. 1, 2020 to be eligible for 2020-21 kindergarten.
  • Open Enrollment submissions during the FIRST ROUND ONLY will have priority based on the following:
    • Children in the household of Founding Families;
    • Siblings of current students. Siblings that share the same birth date (ie. twins or triplets) shall receive automatic enrollment; and
    • Children of full-time teachers;
    • BFA preschool students, as detailed in the Enrollment Policy.
 

IMPORTANT: Parents with students who have the above priorities who miss First Round of Open Enrollment will NOT receive priority in the Second Round of enrollment. If you want to leverage your priority status, please plan to complete Open Enrollment during First Round.

First Round Offers:

  • To accept an Open Enrollment offer, parents MUST accept via the EngagED Parent Portal before 4 p.m. on Dec. 16.
    • If a parent does not accept an offer by the deadline, the student automatically will be placed on the Second Round Open Enrollment wait-list.
  • Parents who accept an offer will receive enrollment requirements and deadlines via email from the BFA registrar. Get a head start on some of these requirements by ensuring you have the following information handy: copy of your student’s birth certificate, updated immunization records and proof of residency. One of the following will be required for proof of residency:
    • Lease Agreement
    • Purchase Agreement
    • Tax Notice
    • Warranty Deed
    • Deed of Trust
 
SECOND ROUNDRuns Jan. 22 – Aug. 3, 2020
  • Open Enrollment during Second Round is “first come, first served.” Parents requesting open enrollment for their child in the Second Round are placed on the wait-list behind those that are currently on the wait-list from first round. Priorities will NOT be considered. 
 
Second Round Offers:
  • As space becomes available, offers during Second Round will be made via the email address parents submitted during Open Enrollment. (Offers during this round will not be visible from the Open Enrollment tool, rather parents should look for an email from the school’s registrar.) Parents who accept an offer will receive enrollment requirements and deadlines via email from the BFA registrar. Unfortunately, if parents miss the deadlines outlined in the registrar’s email, the enrollment offer will be withdrawn and another student on the list will be given an opportunity to enroll.
 
The DCSD Open Enrollment webpage provides the most up-to-date information and specific details about the process, as well as answers to commonly-asked questions. Please visit this site well before Open Enrollment begins on November 1. If you have questions about enrollment, please email our registrar or call 720-383-4519 x3104 to reach the registrar.
 
CURRENT BFA STUDENTS:
Current K-8 students intending to return to BFA next school year DO NOT need to take any action. If your student will not return to BFA next year, please let the registrar know via email.
 
PRESCHOOL STUDENTS:
Preschool Enrollment for the three-year-old and four-year-old classes will take place via the preschool webpage on the BFA website. Preschool enrollment for current BFA families will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2. Preschool enrollment for the general public will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13.
 
If you are interested in the Ben Franklin Academy Preschool program, please click here for more information.