Open Enrollment is now OPEN for the 2021-2022 school year!!

C2E’s Enrollment Process

If you have a student that you would like to enroll at Challenge to Excellence (C2E) for the 2021-2022 school year, you MUST apply through the Douglas County Open Enrollment Tool. For future year enrollments, you will need to apply during that open enrollment window (the year prior to them entering kindergarten).  Please continue reading for important information.

Parents MUST complete Open Enrollment through the DCSD website during the open enrollment window.
First Round Open Enrollment closed on December 1st at 4:00 PM pm. 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 11th at 8:00 am and have until December 18th at 4:00 pm, to log back in and accept any open enrollment offers. In the event you did not receive any offers during First Round, you will remain on a waitlist for Second Round of Open Enrollment, which opened on January 22nd at 8:00 am.

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 but not in person during COVID Pandemic. We are preparing a virtual tour of C2E that will be shared on this site coming soon.


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).