School Choice Enrollment

2024-2025 SDIRC Choice Application 

The School Choice Application is currently open June 4 - June 30, 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year. 

 Please apply through your Focus Parent Portal Application. 

SDIRC School Choice

In SDIRC, all students can attend their zoned school.  Please go to this link to determine your zoned school: Find my Bus or School

SDIRC has three Magnet Schools: Liberty Magnet, Osceola Magnet, and Rosewood Magnet.  All are K-5 schools.  They are only available through a school choice application and the lottery process.  

All other schools in SDIRC can be attended through the SDIRC Choice Lottery if there is space available in the grade needed.

Magnet schools and choice seats must be applied for through the SDIRC Choice Application in the Focus Parent Portal prior to June 30th for the upcoming school year.  Lotteries are held in January, March, May, and July for August school placement.  

Parents are notified through email when students are offered a seat or waitlisted after each lottery.  If seats are offered, parents have 10 days to log in to the Parent Focus Portal and accept their offered seat.  Students will be pulled from the waitlist after the final lottery if seats become available.

Upon acceptance, school bus transportation information can be obtained by contacting the transportation department directly at 772-978-8801 to determine the feasibility of depot stops or current established route access to our school choice programs.


1. Log into the Parent Portal in Focus at Under the tab with the child’s name, click on the School Choice Application. 

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 2. You will see the student’s demographic and contact information at the top of the application.  Graphic of step 2
 3.  Select appropriate Special Circumstances for priority placement of the student.  Graphic of step 3
 4. Choose up to three Schools. Rank school choices  by 1, 2, 3.  Graphic step 4
 5. List any Siblings already enrolled in Applying Schools and Upload Documents that may be required at the bottom of the application. Then click save.  Graphic of step 5

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Selection is conducted through computer generated lottery. The lottery will be conducted after January 15 and parent/ guardian will be notified.  

Subsequent lotteries will be run in March, May, and July.  The application will be closed during each lottery window and will re-open once the lottery pending acceptance emails have been sent.  The final date for all magnet & choice applications will be June 30th for the following school year.

If a program has more first choice applicants than available seats, applicants will be assigned through the lottery selection process according to School Board Policy 5121 and Florida Statute 1002.31.


  • Parents/Guardians who complete the School Choice Application through their Parent Portal will receive a confirmation email from the Student Enrollment Office.
  • Students who have been selected to their choice school, will be notified through email. Parents/Guardians will have 10 school days to accept the seat through their Parent Portal.
  • Parent/Guardian must contact Student Assignment to decline choice seat at 772-564-6091.
  • Students who were not selected to their choice school will be notified through email. Students will need to attend their zoned school until they are notified that they have been selected to their choice school.


  • Once a student is selected to their first-choice school, they are removed from the waiting list for all choice schools.
  • If a student declines their first choice, the student must attend their zoned school and they are removed from the waiting list for all choice schools.
  • If a student does not accept their choice school seat within the 10 days, they will be removed from all choice school waiting lists and will need to attend their zoned school.
  • Students who have been selected and accept their choice school may remain at the choice school until they age out of the school.
  • If a student is not selected for any choice schools, the student is placed on the waiting list. The parent/guardian will be notified through email when an opening occurs.
  • If a student exits a choice school, voluntarily or involuntarily, they must return to their zoned school and will need to reapply if still interested.
  • All students are expected to follow the district’s Code of Student Conduct Handbook.


Students who wish to play a sport at a school that is not their zoned school will need to complete the Magnet and Choice application in Focus

All Public School of Choice placements are accepted in accordance with program capacity, class size and racial balance.

A student may not participate in a sport if the student participated in that same sport at another school during that school year, unless the student meets one of the following:

  • Dependent children of active duty military personnel whose move resulted from military orders.
  • Children who have been relocated due to a foster care placement in a different school zone.
  • Children who move due to a court-ordered change in custody due to separation or divorce, or serious illness or death of a custodial parent.
  • Students residing in Indian River County School District.

Choice Openings (Capacity posting) per 1002.31(2)(b)