Enrollment vs. Application

Enrollment is for students who currently live in our attendance zone. They may apply at any time.

Application is for all students (Pre-K – 6th grade) living outside the attendance zone.

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The enrollment priority levels are as follows:

  1. Any child residing within the John Rex attendance boundaries. Residency verification is required.
  2. A child who resides outside the John Rex attendance boundaries but within the district boundaries of OKCPS. Residency verification is required. Additional priority will be given to applications for admission whose parent/guardian, or other person with legal custody, is employed within the John Rex attendance zone.
  3. A child who resides outside the district boundaries of OKCPS and whose parent or guardian is employed within the John Rex attendance boundaries. Employment verification must be provided. An out-of-district transfer form is required upon admission.
  4. A child who resides outside the district boundaries of OKCPS and whose parent or guardian is not employed within the JRCS attendance boundaries. An out-of-district transfer form is required upon admission.

If, at any time, the number of eligible students applying for admission exceeds the capacity of the school/grade level, the Head of School will conduct a lottery, which shall be held within the priority level and/or grade level that is oversubscribed, to select the student(s) that may be admitted to John Rex. Enrollment and admission decisions will be based on school capacity limitations, class/grade capacity limitations, program availability, and/or educational needs of the student. Click here to view the John Rex non-discrimination policy.

Enrollment

Only tier 1 students or current students’ siblings are eligible to enroll.
Residents of the tier one attendance zone may enroll at any time and are not subject to the lottery.

Pre-kindergarten is not a mandated grade level to offer in public schools. The number of students in Pre-kindergarten is capped by state law; therefore, once each class is at capacity, we cannot offer additional seats. Tier 1 residents may not be offered a seat once we reach maximum capacity.

Application

Students in tiers 2, 3 or 4 must apply online during the application window each year.
Applications are for Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st – 6th grade.

2018-2019 application window is closed. Stay tuned for 2019-2020 school year window information.
The application window is now closed. We have held our lottery; however, applications are still accepted. Any application received from this point on will be added to the bottom of the wait list for each grade.

Required Documentation

The only required documentation to be uploaded into the online application is a employee verification letter for any student whose parent works in our attendance zone.  The letter should be from the supervisor and include: business name and address, guardian’s name, student’s name and, current employment status and signed by the supervisor/HR. Tier 3 is required to upload verification of employment to complete eligibility for Tier 3. Within Tier 2, additional priority will be given to applications for admission from students whose parent, guardian or other person with legal custody is employed within the attendance boundaries.

For assistance, please email appquestions@johnrexschool.org or call 405-587-8100.