Changes Coming for the 2024-25 School Year

  • Bell Schedule

    The following bell schedule will begin in August 2024.

    • High schools and Prairie Learning Center, 7:40 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
    • Middle schools and Heartland Early Childhood Center, 8:20 a.m.-3:20 p.m.
    • Elementary schools and Harmony Early Childhood Center, 8:55 a.m.-3:55 p.m.

    The district understands this change will impact every family differently. Approving this new schedule now gives the district, families and staff a full semester and summer to make necessary plans and adjustments before school starts in August 2024. For more information, see our Bell Schedule webpage.

    Open Enrollment

    Kansas House Bill 2567 states that all public-school districts must allow non-resident students who reside in Kansas to enroll in and attend any school if the district has the capacity and this takes effect in the 2024-25 school year. The Olathe open enrollment policy includes an in-district transfer period, followed by a district employee transfer period. District enrollment capacity must be determined by May 1 and posted on the district website by June 1. Non-resident applications would be accepted in June, followed by a non-resident lottery selection process in July. For more information, see our Open Enrollment webpage.

    Updated Graduation Requirements

    In May 2023, the Kansas State Board of Education approved updated high school graduation requirements that will take effect with the class of 2028 in communications, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), employability and life skills, post-secondary assets and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). In addition, the district is making local updates to eighth grade world language classes and transitioning to the cum laude system, which aligns with the state changes and meets our student needs. Read more about the specific changes to the graduation requirements.