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Open Enrollment

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Open enrollment offers school choice for students who want to attend a school outside of their residential zone that does not require a formal application process for admission. This includes:
  • All elementary schools including Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts (K-5).
  • All middle schools except for Franklin Military Academy. 
  • The STEM Academies at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School and Thomas Henderson Middle School (rising 6th graders may select the STEM academies as open enrollment choices). 
  • The RPS comprehensive high schools - Armstrong High School, Huguenot High School, John Marshall High School, Richmond High School for the Arts, and Thomas Jefferson High School.
  • The Richmond Virtual Academy (RVA), RPS's virtual school serving grades K-12.
  • The Governor's STEM Academy for Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Richmond Technical Center (in previous years this program has followed the specialty school selection process)

Students may apply to up to three out-of-zone schools. Students in elementary grades may also apply to the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts as an additional fourth option. The number of available seats may vary from year to year, contingent on enrollment projections compared to staffing and building capacity. 

Transportation is not provided through open enrollment.

If you are unsure about your new school zone, use our School Locator Map. Also available en Español.

To apply now, visit the Enroll RPS portal at and submit your application for Open Enrollment before 4:30PM on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

For help with the Enroll RPS portal, check out our User Guide (click here) or navigate to our "School Applications 2024-25" page and click on Technical Resources near the bottom of that page.