2019-2020 Open Enrollment and Specialty School Application Process
Open Enrollment and Specialty Schools' Status Decisions will open on the
Registration Gateway Portals
Open March 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm and Close March 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Please log onto the Orange Portal (current RPS students) or to the Blue Portal (private or other)
The Appomattox Regional Governor's Schools' (ARGS) wait list roster will be managed by the Programs for Gifted & Talented office (804)-780-7805. Due to the 7 Focus areas offered at ARGS, the portal will not be able to post the wait listed students. However, wait listed students will be notified by letter or by phone on March 8th.
For further information, including technical assistance, questions, or concerns please call 804-780-1850 or email RPSreg@rvaschools.net
Additional hours: Email support will be offered Saturday, March 9th & Sunday, March 10th from 9 am until 5 pm.
Information FLYER: Open Enrollment and Specialty School Status Decisions
Richmond Public Schools wants to see each of our students thrive! Every child needs to feel loved, supported, and challenged to become his or her best. RPS empowers our families to find the best environment for each child through the Open Enrollment and Specialty School application process. This school selection opportunity gives YOU a say in the next step of your child's education.
Open Enrollment is a lottery process that allows students in grades pre-K through 11th grade a chance to attend a different school. RPS will not provide transportation to a student that is selected through Open Enrollment to attend an out-of-zone school.
Specialty School Applications are competitive and school-based. Students may apply to more than one school. Each school has different submission requirements. Students and families should pay close attention to the documents needed for each individual school application.
The Registration Gateway platform will be used for Open Enrollment and to apply for specialty schools.
RPS open enrollment and specialty school applicants have access to an all-Spanish language version of the Registration Gateway portal. The translated version is available by following the links below, then clicking the "Espanol" button in the upper-right corner.
Enter the Registration Gateway Portal
Are you CURRENTLY an RPS Student?
RPS is committed to ensuring that all students have access to this process by providing detailed how-to guides, technical support via email and phone.
Families can contact staff via email or by phone (between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm) with questions regarding:
• Open Enrollment & All Technical Questions: (804) 780-1850 or email@example.com
• Specialty Schools: (804) 780-7805 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For full details on how to navigate the Registration Gateway system (including documents needed and screenshots to assist) please view our resources: