Open Enrollment

a year ago

Open Enrollment/School Choice

The Arizona School Improvement Act of 1994 (amended in 1995) mandates that public schools provide open enrollment opportunities throughout Arizona.  the law was passed to allow parents/guardians to register their children in neighboring schools and school districts in an effort to give them a choice in school selection.

Parents/guardians, whether living within or outside of the Cottonwood Oak Creek School District boundaries, are welcome to apply for enrollment in a Cottonwood school of choice. Placement is based upon space availability and highest priority for placement is given to students who reside in that school attendance area and/or were enrolled the previous year.

For the upcoming school year, parents should submit an open enrollment application to the school of their choice when they register their child.  Please visit your school of choice to complete the correct forms.  Your request to enroll will not be completed until you meet with your school of choice.

Emergency Plan

9 years ago

Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District has an Emergency Plan that covers the following:




Hazardous Materials



Bomb Threat

Intruder/Drive By Shooting

Campus Disorder



Staff and students are instructed in procedures for: Shelter-In-Place, Lockdown, Duck and Cover, and Evacuation.

The Emergency Response Guides are posted in each classroom with an easy to read reference flip chart. The guide is intended as a reference and will not replace sound judgment and common sense.

During an emergency the Police and Fire Departments will make the final decisions regarding the safety of students and staff.

If an evacuation of students is called for local radio stations will be notified.

All information and announcements will come from the office of the Superintendent.

During an emergency the district web page will have updated information on the home page if possible.

Students will be released to parents or guardians with proper documentation.