Every student is assigned a school based on their home address, this is called your neighborhood school. Non-neighborhood choice enrollment is choosing a school other than your neighborhood school. We always recommend families start by checking out their neighborhood school. Each school hosts an enrollment open house, and families can always schedule a visit. But sometimes your neighborhood school isn't the best fit for your student or your family. If this is the case, you can apply to attend another school.
Students will be placed into their choice school based on siblings, program availability, space and staffing capacity, but there is no guarantee of placement. Families must provide transportation to and from school and students must reside within Tacoma Public School boundaries.
Decisions on non-neighborhood choice applications will be made within one month of choice deadlines and parents/guardians will receive email notification from the Enrollment team. If offered a seat at a non-neighborhood choice school, families have two weeks from the time of notification to accept the seat. Without a response the seat will be forfeited and offered to the next student on the wait list.