We are glad you chose West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) for your family.
Whether you are new to WDMCS, registering your student or the first time in preschool or kindergarten, are the parent of a returning K-12 student, or interested in the within-district transfer option, please refer to the links below or to the right for additional information.
Tiger Cubs is the West Des Moines Community Schools preschool program. Tiger Cubs provides opportunities for children to develop readiness skills for kindergarten through age-appropriate activities and experiences. Tiger Cubs Preschools 4-year-old programs are located at Clive Learning Academy, Crestview School of Inquiry and Fairmeadows, Jordan Creek, Western Hills, and Westridge elementary schools. Tiger Cubs Preschool includes special education students ages 3-5.
All WDMCS students will enroll each year online through Infinite Campus. Families who wish to receive additional support to enroll can come to the Registrar’s Office at the Learning Resource Center. The office is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
A within-district transfer (voluntary transfer) student is a child who lives in one school boundary area in the WDMCS, but requests to attend a school in another boundary area within the WDMCS. Parents who are approved for a voluntary transfer agree to limited transportation options from the district or provide their own transportation to and from school.
The Open Enrollment law permits a wide range of educational choices for students enrolled in schools in Iowa. A parent/guardian may request open enrollment to a district other than the district of residence if application deadlines are met and/or a good cause (as defined by law) exists.
The WDMCS Home School Assistance Program has been offering support to families who wish to educate their children at home since the early 1990s.