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It's time to apply for RUSD school preference, magnet or lottery schools


Apply NOW! It's time to apply for RUSD school preference, magnet or lottery schools! It's Time To Apply!!!
Families interested in applying for enrollment into one of RUSD’s choice schools or a school that is not your boundary school, will have an opportunity to do so during the upcoming enrollment window:

Dec. 1 at 7:30 a.m. – Jan. 15 at 4:30 p.m.

Magnet & Charter Schools and Walden III
Acceptance into RUSD’s magnet schools including Jefferson Lighthouse, Bull Fine Arts and Red Apple Elementary, REAL Charter School (grades 6-12) and Walden III (grades 6-12) is based on a lottery system. In addition to completing an application, families must attend orientation at the school they are interested in (visit for dates/times). 

School Preference (any non-magnet school that is not your boundary school)
Applications for school preference will be considered based on date received and available space at that school. So, get your application in as soon as possible beginning Dec. 1. Families that have continuation of school preference do not need to re-enroll.

New this year! Apply Online Only

Families can apply for their school choice online at or visit the RUSD Welcome Center (3109 Mt. Pleasant St.).

  • Current RUSD families will be required to log on to the Parent Portal. If you do not have your Infinite Campus access code (GUID), please visit your child’s school to pick it up.
  • Families new to RUSD will receive an access code shortly after the initial online enrollment process.

Questions? Contact the Welcome Center at or 262.631.7194.