Non-Resident Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions
We are excited to enroll non-resident students for the 2023-2024 school year through our open enrollment policy. There are numerous perks to open enrollment and choice in educational opportunities for families.
Is my child eligible for non-resident enrollment at Newport Independent?
To be eligible for open enrollment, interested families must first apply through Student Services at the Welcome Center or via Non- Resident Application. We base our decisions to proceed with enrollment based on the capacity of our classrooms, schools, and special programs.
We are excited to offer options for enrollment with out of district students at no tuition charge to families. To see if you are eligible please contact Student Services at 859-292-3001, email Jennifer.Stewart@newport.kyschools.us, via online application, or by visiting our Welcome Center Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
I have a child with special needs. Would they be eligible?
We value our students and believe in providing a free and appropriate education to all students. Please complete the online application and a team will review our current capacity in classrooms, the school, and programs. Our decisions do not discriminate based on disability status.
I live out of the district and need transportation. How do I set that up?
Transportation will not be provided outside of the district boundaries (outside of Newport).
My child plays sports. How do I get transferred so that they can play?
High school athletes must meet KHSAA requirements regarding transfers to play and this is not a school decision. Our Athletic Director may be able to assist you in understanding those specific requirements and is available at Newport High School daily. You may also contact Student Services at 859-292-3001.
I work in Newport, can my child come to school there?
We are excited to offer options for enrollment with out of district students at no tuition charge to families, including those individuals working within our city.
My child attends a daycare in Newport, can my child come to school there?
We are excited to offer options for enrollment with out of district students at no tuition charge to families, including those students who have before/after school child care and those attending daycare in Newport..
I am a social worker and feel that Newport can offer the best services to a child I am working with. How do I get them enrolled when they live out of district?
We are excited to offer options for enrollment with out of district students at no tuition charge to families. As this is a special case, please contact our Director of Pupil Personnel, Jennifer Stewart, or our Family/Court Liaison, Julie Kaeff at 859-292-3001.
What is the cost of tuition to attend any of the schools within the Newport Independent School District? What about other fees?
There is no tuition charge for Kentucky residents wishing to enroll at Newport Independent. Newport Independent does not charge fees to students.
I have a Preschool aged student that I would like to enroll. May I do this as a non-resident?
Preschool enrollment is separate from enrollment in grades K-12. Please contact our Preschool Director, Nichole Hayden at 859-292-3011 for assistance.