Register for the 2024-25 School Year
New Student Registration and School Choice opens Jan. 1, 2024.
We're excited to welcome your students to Spokane Public Schools! Our families have rated our schools 4 out of 5 for overall school quality, and more than 80% of families said they would "highly recommend" their school to others.
We offer an array of learning opportunities to suit students and families, and have developed learning communities that provide support for students as they advance grade levels. It's all part of the SPS Promise: that every student has a dream, access and opportunity to achieve a happy and successful future.
Here are some things to keep in mind before you get started:
A: No, there is no need to "re-choice." Once choice has been granted, it is good for the duration of that school level (elementary, middle school, high school). A student/family would need to request choice again if they are transitioning to the next school level.
A: You can submit an Enrollment Request for each of your students across various grade levels and you can make unique requests to schools/programs specific to each student.
A: No, each request is put into a queue for each school or program and after the close of the window on Feb. 15, each school or program's list are randomized for final selection.
A: We endeavor to have final decisions and communication to families by Spring Break.
A: Please contact your neighborhood school directly to have the appropriate people support your transition back. If applicable, middle schools and high schools will be starting class registrations in January and February, so it will be important that your student be able to fill out a registration sheet to request certain classes like electives and CTE courses at their neighborhood school.
Please also let your Option School know that you won't be continuing there next school year as a matter of courtesy.
A: Yes, although rare at high-applications schools or programs, there can sometimes be openings in which case each school or program will contact families in their order on the waitlist.
NOTE: We highly encourage families to plan on attending their neighborhood school and completing any necessary registration process or paperwork with that school. If an enrollment offer is made to a family, the neighborhood school can forward any necessary information to the future school or program as needed.
A: Yes, siblings of students already attending the requested choice school or option program are granted priority. If the student is wanting to choice to an option program as a sibling, the other sibling must already be enrolled in the same option program and actively attending the program or school.