While school district officials had been hoping that possibly hundreds of students would transfer from two north Davis high schools to Bountiful and Woods Cross high schools, only 15 signed up before the April 30 deadline.
According to school officials, 10 students from Clearfield and Layton High School will attend Woods Cross High School and another five will attend Bountiful High School next August.The open enrollment plan, passed by the school board in March, was designed to help alleviate crowding at the two northern schools. However, the small numbers were not what officials were hoping for.
If the open enrollment plan and a plan to turn the Davis Area Vocational Center into a magnet vocational school do not succeed, the school board may be faced with a district-wide change in high school boundaries.
"We had hoped there would be more. We are disappointed," said Woods Cross Principal Wally Hawkins. Two juniors and eight sophomores decided to transfer to the school. All are girls except one.
The school held two open houses to tell students about the school, but no one attended the first and only about a dozen showed at the second, Hawkins said.
He said the transfer students were interested in the school's 7-period day, which is unique in the district.
Bountiful High, which scheduled individual tours instead of an open house, had about a dozen inquiries and gave about 10 tours, according to Truman Carver, a school counselor.
"We thought we would have more than that," Carver said.