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2023-2024 School Choice Registration

Beginning March 1, Choice Registration begins. Choice is for students who are currently zoned to attend a D/F school and want to attend an A, B, or C rated school. This is for any student requesting a NEW Choice placement- students new to Choice or students already in Choice but wanting to switch to a different school. Students already in the Choice program hoping to renew placement should have received a phone call from Central Office to confirm. Anyone not receiving a phone call should contact the Federal Programs Dept. in Central Office. Choice is only available to students who will be in grades K-8 next year.


Click on this link to register!



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If you are new to our district and need register a student in a Rapides Parish Public School you will need to bring the following to your zoned school.

  • Original or Certified copy of Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization Records
  • 2 Proofs of Residency (Utility Bills)
  • Grades from previous schools 
  • If enrolling into a high school you will be asked for a current transcript

Please do not email or submit these documents electronically.  Rapides Parish Schools can not be held responsible for the security of this data if submitted electronically.

Open Enrollment 9th - 12th Grade

  1. Open Enrollment is a process allowing students in grades 9-12 to apply to attend a high school outside of the student’s transportation zone. The student and parent/guardian must both reside in Rapides Parish.
  2. Students requesting Open Enrollment shall submit an application to the Rapides Parish School Board.
  3. Open Enrollment Applications for current students are submitted in spring and will only be accepted during the enrollment month.
  4. Students who have recently moved into Rapides Parish Public Schools may choose the Open Enrollment option upon transfer.

To view Open House schedule, click here. If date and times are not listed, please contact school for that information.

For questions about Open Enrollment call or email:

Wanda Stevenson
Curriculum Center
[email protected]

Magnet and Montessori School Registration

February is the month for registering for Rapides Parish Magnet and Montessori schools .The Magnet schools in Rapides Parish are Phoenix Elementary, Alexandria Middle Magnet, Arthur F. Smith Magnet, Rapides Academy for Advanced Academics, and Peabody Magnet High School. The Montessori schools are Mabel Brasher Montessori, Peabody Montessori, and Rosenthal Montessori. 

The link to download the application is Magnet and Montessori School Registration Form.pdf

To view Open House Schedule, click here. If date and times are not listed, please contact school for that information.

Please print the application into the school that you wish your child to attend. There will be additional paperwork at each school that will need to be completed.

For more information, please contact the school or Director of Middle, Magnet, and Montessori, Kelli Welch.


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Rapides Virtual Program Enrollment

The Rapides Virtual Program is for students entering 1st through 12th Grade. The Virtual Program offers students a learning option that uses today’s online technology to meet academic requirements. The Virtual Program follows the traditional school year calendar.


Instruction in the Virtual Program is delivered in a structured online environment taught by certified teachers.


Students must have access to the internet to participate in the program. Students may check out devices while participating in the program.

To find out how to register and enroll, visit https://sites.google.com/rpsb.us/rvp/home.

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