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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: (No longer accepting applications) To register your child for the current 2023-2024 school year, please contact your zoned school.

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 no longer being accepted.

 

Choice Programs: [March 12 - April 12] The late Choice application window is now closed.  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. 

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:

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED MARCH 12 - APRIL 12, 2024. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN THE MARCH CHOICE LOTTERY. THE NEXT APPLICATION WINDOW WILL BE FOR THE 2025-2026 SCHOOL YEAR.

 

Controlled Open Enrollment: [April 15 - May 31] The Controlled Open Enrollment application is now closed. Late applications will not be accepted. Lottery results FY25 will be released at 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 6, 2024. Controlled 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.  

Student Reassignment: [April 15 - May 31] 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 Controlled Open Enrollment Process. 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

Late Choice Program Applications 2024-2025 (November 1, 2023 - April 12, 2024)

Important Select this option to submit a late Choice program application for the 2024-2025 school year.

Controlled Open Enrollment 2024-2025 (April 15, 2024 - June 1, 2024)

Important This Controlled Open Enrollment application for the 2024-2025 school year is now closed. Late applications are not accepted. This application is to submit a request to be reassigned to a school other than your currently zoned school. This includes reasons of school preference, supervision hardship, majority-to-minority and any  other reason you may want to attend a different school.


Important Click here to view schools available for Controlled Open Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year. (Unavailable)

Student Reassignment - 2024-2025 School Year (April 15, 2024 - June 1, 2024)

Important  Employees may send an email to choicequestions@palmbeachschools.org for further assistance.

Important This application closes at 11:59:59 on Friday, May 31, 2024. Late applications will not be accepted. Student Reassignment allows Parents/Guardians an opportunity to request a student reassignment to a school outside the student’s attendance area for specific reasons; all other reasons should be submitted through the Controlled Open Enrollment application.

Important Employees Only:Click here to view the list of schools unavailable for Feeder School Reassignment for the 2024-2025 school year.


Available for 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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