Open Enrollment Overview & What Are Parents Are Saying...

  • Open Enrollment Overview

    Fairport Harbor Exempted Village Schools accepts transfers from other school districts through open enrollment. Students from school districts throughout Ohio (not just surrounding school districts) may apply for open enrollment into Fairport Harbor Exempted Village Schools. All open enrollment guidelines must be met before approval is granted. Students will be notified in writing in June if their application has been approved or denied.

    General Open Enrollment Guidelines and Information:

    • Submitting an open enrollment application does NOT guarantee approval.
    • Open enrollment is based on space availability in a particular grade or school as well as program requirements.
    • Students expelled or transferred for disciplinary reasons by the student services office will be denied open enrollment.
    • Students who move out of the district during the year, but wish to remain in the district, must apply for open enrollment.
    • Transportation is not provided for students who open enroll.
    • Students with IEP’s need to submit a copy of the IEP.
    • Open enrolling in another school may affect a student’s athletic eligibility.
    • Once you have been accepted, we make every effort to continue your educational pathway here at FHEVS.

    Now accepting open enrollment applications for the  2023-2024 School Year!  

    Click HERE To Apply 


    Parents love open enrollment at Fairport Schools!


    • We chose McKinley because it offered full-day kindergarten, we stayed because we fell in love with the school, teachers, students, and all of the opportunities offered to our students.

    • My daughter has enjoyed her year at McKinley Elementary.  She hopes to continue her education at Fairport Schools for a great education and familiar faces.  She never wants to leave Fairport Schools because she loves her friends.

    • My student is succeeding in her academic career at McKinley Elementary, I love the small classrooms, the friendly staff gets to know the children and I love the small school atmosphere.

    • My students have excelled socially and academically at McKinley Elementary, I LOVE IT!

    • Our family has loved McKinley Elementary for the past two years, as parents we love that the teaching curriculum is educational but also teaches students life lessons and skills that will carry them throughout their life.  

    • It's a great feeling as a parent to send our child off to school every day and to know they are learning new things and in an environment that values their success!

    • I could not imagine my child at any other school than McKinley!  Our student has excelled and has amazing teachers that teach a curriculum that shows there is always more to learn.  

    • I absolutely LOVE McKinley School, it's that simple!

    • We love the experience here at McKinley in its entirety!

    • Our students have made many great friends and personal relationships with staff. We never want that to change.  We like that our student is a person with a name and not just a body or number, blending in with hundreds of other students.  We like the personal touch McKinley puts on each student's academic and social success.

    • There is no other school that can compare to McKinley. Our students love it and every teacher has been amazing and helped each student reach their potential.

    • Our child has flourished academically since attending McKinley. She looks forward to going to school and has made many great friends.  She is really looking forward to continuing her education at Harding next year.

    • Our student has been getting excellent grades, learning valuable skills, and has participated in several programs at McKinley.  

    • We chose Fairport Schools for more opportunities for individual instruction, and a better quality academic environment.

    • Our student has been enrolled at Fairport Schools for several years. She is happy, kind, and loves to read.  She gets good grades and wants to be a scientist. She looks forward to school and is flourishing in Fairport.  We love McKinley.

    • My husband and some of his family graduated from Fairport.  He wants his son to enjoy the small close community and schools are small and the teachers work closely with the students.  Our son has had a great year.


    • Harding High School has been great!  I love that there are NO fees to play sports at all.  I appreciate the school supply list is minimal and teachers supply items needed for special projects. There are several after-school clubs and teachers are available after school to help if kids need homework or lesson help.  It's been great all around for my students.

    •  My student has been at Fairport Schools since Kindergarten and is entering 10th grade.  We love Fairport Schools and have loved the options for students at Harding High School.

    •  Our student loves being at Fairport Harding High School. The student is doing well academically and socially and wants to continue at Harding until graduation.

    • Harding has done a wonderful job this year teaching our students. They helped them academically and socially.  Our student has learned so much and made great friends.  We hope to finish our high school career here.

    • Our student is doing fantastic this year at Harding and has benefitted from receiving a great education this year.  I feel Fairport is the best place for our students to grow and learn.  

    • I am writing this letter in regards to re-enrolling my student at Harding High School.  My student has been in the district for 3 years and seems to be doing very well and he is thriving.  Our student has had a few minor issues with other students which we would consider typical of any school student, these minor issues have not created any disciplinary action or caused disruption in the students' learning.  Our student is excited about playing football and has been accepted into a program at Auburn Career Center.  It's great to see our students thriving academically and socially at Harding High.  I am sincerely impressed with your staff, procedures, and, of course, the education that my children are receiving.