Open Enrollment for the 23/24 school year is now closed.
First Round Open Enrollment for the 24/25 school year 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 11th at 8:00 am and will 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 opens on January 22rd 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 (24/25) you must file an intent to return form by January 10, 2024.
Open Enrollment for the 23/24 school year is now closed.
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 2024-2025 school year must complete Open Enrollment during the 2023-2024 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.
IMPORTANT – BEFORE YOU BEGIN…
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 email@example.com.
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).
Our Question and Answer FAQ Regarding Enrollment
Please click each question to view the answer.
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 Sign Up Genius button to sign up!
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).
C2E Student Withdrawal Process
We understand that family situations and education needs change and, as a charter school, C2E understands and supports parent choice! However, since the loss of a student affects our school funding and our ability to offer spots to other students on our waitlist, please follow the process below:
- Notify the Registrar as soon as possible if your student will no longer be attending C2E for any reason by submitting the attached Withdrawal form. Please email the form to Bharathi Kamadana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completing the withdrawal form is required in order to end your students enrollment and forward records upon request from the new school.
- The Registrar will then provide you with next steps to officially begin the withdrawal process.
- It is important that your student returns all school-owned books and materials and close out any school fees and lunch account balances.
- The Registrar will release records to your child’s new school once the withdrawal process is complete.
Returning After Unenrolling from C2E
While we very much appreciate that families sometimes wish to return to C2E after leaving, we cannot guarantee or hold a spot for students once they have been unenrolled.
Parents interested in returning to C2E must go through the DCSD Open enrollment process again. The enrollment lottery happens in November of each year for the following academic year. Students can still be added to the waitlist after the lottery takes place.