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The School District of Palm Beach County is a national leader in providing innovative learning opportunities to help students reach their highest potential. Our District provides families with a variety  of school choice options and encourages parents/guardians to learn more about these opportunities. Explore the school choice options below that are available during the published application windows: 

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Request for Student ID: In order to submit a Choice application, a Palm Beach County Student ID is required.  This request for a Student ID number is for the purposes of submitting a Choice application, only. If your child has previously been associated with any district school/charter school, Home Education or Exceptional Student Education (ESE), your child should already have been assigned a Student number. If you are seeking immediate enrollment in a school, please contact your zoned school directly. If at any time you choose to enroll your child in a School District of Palm Beach County school, you are required to complete a 'New and Returning Student Registration' form and provide the school with updated documents. Allow up to 10 business days for your request to be processed. To register your child for the current 2023-2024 school year, please contact your zoned schoolRequests for the 2024-2025 school year for the purpose of submitting a LATE Choice application are now being accepted.

 

Choice Programs: Choice programs offer the opportunity for students to discover their talents and explore their interests while focusing on academic rigor. Applications are accepted for assignments the following school year. In-house programs are available only to students residing within the school attendance zone. The selection of students is a lottery-based process. All applicants must have a Student ID to submit an application. On-time Choice Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are no longer being accepted. Late applications will be available March 12, 2024. A Student ID number is required in order to submit a Choice application.

If your child has been assigned to a program in a previous year's lottery, you do not need to reapply to that same program for next school year. You can confirm your enrollment status with the Choice coordinator if needed.

Click here to view the 2024-2025 Choice Booklet (pdf)
Click here to view the 2024-2025 Choice Booklet (e-book)
Click here to view the 2024-2025 Choice Booklet (Español| Kreyol | Portugues)

Choice Program Application Deadline Dates: Applications for programs requiring auditions have an earlier deadline date:

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED MARCH 12 - APRIL 12, 2024. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN THE CHOICE LOTTERY.

December 8, 2023: A.W. Dreyfoos Schools of the Arts (Communication Arts, Dance, Digital Media, Music-Band, Music-Piano, Music-Strings, Music-Vocal, Theatre and Visual Arts), Bak Middle School of the Arts Bak Middle School of the Arts  (Communication Arts, Dance, Music-Band, Music-Piano, Music-Strings, Music-Vocal, Theatre and Visual Arts),Boynton Beach Community High School (Arts Programs), The Conservatory School @ North Palm Beach (6-8), West Boca Raton Community High School (Arts Programs)

January 26, 2024: Deadline to submit for all other programs not listed above 

 

Open Enrollment: Open Enrollment allows students to apply for and attend a school outside their regular attendance zone. Pursuant to F.S. 1002.31, the SDPBC will allow a parent from any school district in the state of Florida whose child is not subject to a current expulsion or suspension, to apply for an assignment to an available school for the following school year. The selection of students is a lottery-based process. All students seeking an assignment in an available school should apply through Open Enrollment.  Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are no longer being accepted. The application for the 2024-2025 school year will be available on April 15, 2024.

 

Student Reassignment: Parents/guardians may request a student reassignment to a school outside the student’s attendance area. All requests are reviewed pursuant to School Board Policy 5.015. Reassignments will be accepted for the following reasons only: Employee, Moving into Zone, Senior/Last Grade. All other requests can be submitted through the Open Enrollment Process. Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are no longer being accepted. The application for the 2024-2025 school year will be available on April 15, 2024. District employees needing assistance may send an email to choicequestions@palmbeachschools.org.

 

For additional assistance, send a detailed email to: choicequestions@palmbeachschools.org

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Available for 2024-2025 School Year

Request for Student ID (October 16, 2023 - April 12, 2024)

Important Requests for a Student ID number for the purpose of submitting a Choice application for the 2024-2025 school year will be accepted starting October 16, 2023. To register your child in school for the 2023-2024 school year please contact your zoned school. Click here to find your zoned school.


Available for 2023-2024 School Year

Student Reassignment (2nd Semester) - 2023-2024 School Year (October 2, 2023 - October 31, 2023)

Important Applications for the second semester of the 2023-2024 school year will be accepted October 2-31. Employees may send an email to choicequestions@palmbeachschools.org for further assistance.

Important Click here to view schools available for second semester reassignment for the 2023-2024 school year. (Available October 2, 2023) (Available October 2, 2023)

Important Employees Only:Click here to view the list of schools unavailable for Feeder School Reassignment for the 2023-2024 school year.




For More Information, Contact:

Department of Choice and Career Options - The School District of Palm Beach County
3300 Forest Hill Boulevard, C-124  
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Phone: (561) 434-8755
Email: choicequestions@palmbeachschools.org

 

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