Round one Open Enrollment for the 23/24 school year is now closed.

Round two opens on January 23rd at 8AM.

Please check back then.

First Round Open Enrollment opens on November 1st at 8am and closes on December 1st at 4:00pm. Schools will extend offers of open enrollment based on space availability by December 8th. Parents can see offers in the EngagED Parent Portal on December 12th at 8:00 am and will have until December 19th at 4:00 pm, to log back in and accept any open enrollment offers. In the event you did not receive any offers during the First Round, you will remain on a waitlist for Second Round of Open Enrollment, which opens on January 23rd at 8:00 am.

If you are open enrolled at a neighborhood school or attend a charter but would like to return to the neighborhood school associated with your address for the next school year you must file an intent to return form by January 10, 2023.

Challenge to Excellence Enrollment Process

  • Challenge to Excellence Charter School (C2E) utilizes the Douglas County School District Open Enrollment Tool
  • Parents must complete Open Enrollment the year prior to the desired enrollment; for example, parents who want to enroll for the 2023-2024 school year must complete Open Enrollment during the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Enrollment is based on grade level availability; Douglas County residents, siblings of currently enrolled students, and children of staff members are given priority. To enroll siblings, please complete this sibling enrollment form AND complete the Open Enrollment Process.
  • When an enrollment offer is made, families have 48 hours to accept. 
  • Families who do not receive an offer during the first round of Open Enrollment in December will be placed on the waiting list for the second round of Open Enrollment in January.
  • C2E’s wait list is purged after the second round of Open Enrollment closes in August.
  • C2E is a public charter school and serves students with disabilities and English Learners as required by state and federal law. C2E does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual ordientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, and certain other grounds. In most cases, the services required by a student with disabilities can be provided at C2E. In some cases, a student’s individual needs require that they be placed in a different program or location as determined by an IEP or Section 504 team.


As a parent of a sibling…Please DO NOT create a new account as this will potentially impact your student’s open enrollment. If you have forgotten your Parent Portal account information, please email Bharathi Kamadana at bkamadana@c2e.org.


Please click here to access the DCSD Open Enrollment Tool.

Rest assured that the priority for enrollment has not changed at C2E.  Prospective students who have a sibling already enrolled at C2E will be given priority (be sure to mark a student as a sibling when applying), as well as the children of current staff members, and in-district applicants (applicants residing within Douglas County, applies to first round only).

REMEMBER: Click on the C2E logo when applying through Open Enrollment!!


Q & A’s Regarding Enrollment

Q: Does C2E offer school Tours?

A: Yes, tours are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM.  Click on the icon below to sign up!

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Q: Does C2E have a waitlist?

A: Yes, each grade does have a waitlist.


Q: Does C2E purge its waitlist?

A: Yes.  After enrollment ends, we move to our waitlist which is purged each year prior to the next open enrollment period.


Q: Does C2E have a lottery system?

A: Yes, the lottery process is through the DCSD Open Enrollment Process. C2E does not manage the lottery.


Q: Once I am on a waitlist, when will I be notified if a spot for my child opens?

A: As soon as a spot opens, parents will be notified by email and have 48 hours to reply.


Q: Is there an enrollment cost associated with being chosen to go to school at C2E?

A: No, C2E is a public, tuition-free, charter school. Fees for coursework, materials, and supplies are similar to regular district-run public schools.


Q: Is there an entrance exam to attend C2E?

A: No. We are an open-enrollment public school. No entrance exams are given or mandated.


Q: Do we have to reside within Douglas County to attend C2E?

A:  No.  While Douglas County Residents are given priority, residents outside of Douglas County will be admitted as space allows (during the first enrollment period only).