Enrollment

Welcome to the Monticello Community School District!  The District serves students in the town of Monticello and surrounding areas.  The District has four buildings within the city limits:  Shannon Elementary (Grades PreK -1st), Carpenter Elementary (Grades 2-4), Monticello Middle School (Grades 5-8), and Monticello High School (Grades 9-12).

Shannon Elementary also houses our before and after school child care and summer program called Panther Academy.  For more information on Panther Academy please visit their page or call Panther Academy Director, Tammy Helgens at 465-6882 OR 465-5963 extension 4212 OR email: tammy.helgens@monticello.k12.ia.us

We also have a Transition School.  The Monticello Transition Center programming is designed for students entitled to Special Education services who have completed their Senior year of  high school and have incomplete living skills, work skills and communication skills. A referral and application process is necessary for entrance.  If you have any questions regarding the Monticello Transition Center please contact Cindy Arnold, Transition Center Teacher at 319-465-3989

How do I enroll my child(ren)? – If you live in the district or plan to move to the district, please contact the school building where your children will attend or you may also contact the District Office.  All buildings can be reached at 319-465-5963.     Below is a map showing the district boundaries.

Monticello School District Boundary Map

If you wish to enroll and you do not live within the District, please contact the District Office at 319-465-5963.  Open enrollment information is also listed below.  Please note the deadlines!

OPEN ENROLLMENT
Open Enrollment is the process by which parents/guardians residing in an Iowa district may enroll their children into another Iowa school district under the terms and conditions of Iowa Code section 282.18 and 281–Iowa Administrative Code chapter 17.  The deadline for students entering Grades 1-12 is March 1st. The deadline for students entering kindergarten is September 1st.  Open Enrollment applications must be submitted to the resident and to the receiving districts.

Students that open enroll in Grades 9-12, shall not be eligible to participate in VARSITY contests and competitions during the first ninety (90) school days of transfer.  Please contact the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union at (515) 288-9741 or the Iowa High School Athletic Association at (515) 432-2011 for questions regarding eligibility.

Parents are responsible for transporting children open enrolled to another district. This applies to all students, including those with an IEP.  As a general rule, if the need for transportation as a related service is stated in the IEP, the parent is responsible for this obligation under open enrollment. If a child open enrolls to a district that is contiguous (borders) to the home district, and the parents’ income meets economic eligibility requirements, the family may receive a stipend for transportation or be provided transportation by the district.  Income verification must be provided to the resident district.

2017-18
The deadline for filing an open enrollment application for students Grades 1-12 for the 2016-17 school year is March 1, 2017.  If a student is entering school for the first time as a kindergarten student, the deadline is September 1, 2017.  For more information, click on the Open Enrollment Directions below.  One form must be completed for each child.  The application remains in effect unless you notify us in writing of a change in plans or residence.

Any questions can be directed to the District Office at 319.465.5963, ext. 5200