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Open Enrollment to BCLUW

A small school with big opportunities, BCLUW consistently demonstrates itself as a high achieving school district.  With an additional wide variety of athletics, fine arts, the Leader in Me Program, multiple STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs infused into the classroom, and other extracurriculars such as Art Club, Science Club, and FFA, there are extensive opportunities for students to be involved as a team, learn beyond the classroom, and become leaders within the school and community.

Beginning with the 2022-23 school year, the Iowa Legislature removed a due date for forms, so parents can apply for open enrollment to BCLUW at any point before or during the school year (although it will still likely take several days to process paperwork, review records, create class schedules, etc.).

The preschool program at BCLUW is not subject to open enrollment or any residency requirements; parents residing in any Iowa school district can apply for tuition-free admission for their incoming 4-year old children to the preschool program at BCLUW by contacting the elementary.

You can find a copy of the open enrollment application form and directions HERE or can pick up an application form in the district administrative office (located in the high school in Conrad).  Completed forms should be submitted to both your resident district, and to: BCLUW Superintendent of Schools, PO Box 670, Conrad, IA.  50621

Open Enrollment - frequently asked questions

 
 Q- Is there any additional charge for open enrolling?
  A - No.  While there are typically small charges in any school for things like a textbook fee / registration, and for meals, there is no fee or parent-paid tuition for open  
  enrolling to another district.
 
 Q- In order to help make up my mind, can I visit first?
 A- Yes, definitely.  Our building principals at BCLUW would be happy to visit with you about educational programs and facilities, show you around, and help answer any  questions you may have. 
 
 Q- What if I decide to open enroll in, but later change my mind?
 A- That's OK.  In Iowa, a parent/guardian always has the right to "end" their child's open enrollment out at any time, and return to a school in  their district of residence. 
 
 Q- What about transportation?
 A- With open enrollment, the parent/guardian is responsible for arranging transportation; either to the school building, or to an approved bus pickup/drop-off location within  the BCLUW school district.
 
   If you have other questions about opportunities at BCLUW or open enrollment, please contact Superintendent Ben Petty at 641-366-2819