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Open Enrollment Information

Enrollment "season" is approaching! Do you have a rising kindergarten you need to enroll in our school next year? Here's what you need to know:


  • Applications will be given equal consideration, regardless of the date received during the open enrollment period. Placements are not based on a first-come, first-serve basis. If space allows, all applications will be placed at their 1st choice. If there is insufficient space to place all applicants at their 1st choice, that particular school will go to a lottery.
  • Open enrollment begins on February 6, 2023.
  • We will be hosting open-house tours (along with other elementary schools in ACS) on January 26th & 27th and February 2nd & 3rd from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.


5th Grade School Selection Forms & Open Houses

On Tuesday, January 10th, Asheville Middle School will be hosting a drop in open house from 5:30 - 7:00pm and on Wednesday, January 11th, Montford North Star Academy will be hosting an open house beginning at 5:30pm. Both of these events will be in-person at Asheville Middle School on Tuesday and Montford North Star Academy on Wednesday.

During the Open Houses, both Asheville Middle and Montford North Star will be sharing information about their offerings to support your family in deciding which of our two outstanding middle schools is the best fit for your child.

As a reminder, beginning next Monday, January 9th, school selection forms to indicate your middle school preference will be available on the ACS district enrollment website. We will also send out the middle school selection forms starting next Monday. School selection forms are due for all students by January 20th. The Enrollment website with transition checklists, open house information, school videos, and the school selection form is linked here.


ACS 6th Grade Transition Checklist