Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment applications are accepted between May 1 – August 1. 

Open enrollment applications can be completed online.  You may also come into the Board Office to complete the application anytime between 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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.) (Policy 5111: Eligibility of Resident/Nonresident Students)

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 or email Joanne Leichtman.

**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, email Athletic Director Jimmy Soltis.**