Open Enrollment applications for the 2020-2021 school year are no longer being accepted.
All open enrollment applications are completed online. You may do so from your home or come into the Board Office to complete the application.
The Cardinal Local School District does participate in Open Enrollment. Per Board policy: The Board of Education shall permit the enrollment of students from any Ohio district in a school or program of this District, provided each enrollment is in accordance with laws and regulations of the State concerning Inter-District Open Enrollment, the provisions of this policy, and the administrative guidelines established to implement this policy. (Policy 5113: Inter-District Open Enrollment.)
Open enrollment is for students who live outside of the Cardinal Local School District and do not currently attend one of our schools. As a reminder, enrollment is done on a first come, first served basis and is dependent upon class size. If your child is on an IEP or has a 504 plan, you must bring a copy of the child’s most recent plan to include with your open enrollment application. If you have additional questions, please contact the Board Office at 440-632-0261 x1000.
**Special notice for students entering high school: If a student transfers (changes) high schools at any time after establishing eligibility as a ninth grader (either by attending a school for five days or playing in a fall sport prior to the beginning of school), the student in INELIGIBLE at the new high school for the first 50% of the maximum allowable regular season contests in those sports which the student participated in during the 12 months immediately preceding the transfer. NOTE: A student is considered to have participated in a sport if he or she has entered, if only for one play, a scrimmage or contest at any level of competition (e.g. freshman, junior varsity, and varsity.) For additional information, contact Athletic Director Jimmy Soltis at firstname.lastname@example.org**