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School District of Indian River County

PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE F.S. 1002.31

 

Welcome to the School District of Indian River County Public School Choice Application Process. Under the Public School Choice Option, parents have an opportunity to complete an application requesting their child(ren) attend a school other than their zoned school.

Placement is determined in accordance to program capacity and seats available at the desired school of choice, along with maintaining racial balance.

 

NO TRANSPORTATION is provided for Public School Choice students.

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT

Elementary (Kindergarten) & Secondary (6th and 9th)

Open enrollment for Public School Choice will be from March 1 through April 15. A computer driven lottery will be conducted for all applicants received during the open enrollment dates. All applicants will receive a letter by April 30 informing them of their placement for the following fall semester. All accepted applicants will have 10 days to enroll at their accepted school. If applicants do not register by the 10th day, their spot will be given to the next applicant on the waiting list.

Elementary (1st – 5th) & Secondary (7th - 8th) (10th – 12th)

Applications can be submitted at any time though out the year and will be placed on the waiting list by the date the application was received. Student Assignment will monitor openings at the schools every first Wednesday of the month. If there are opening, we will call the next student on the waiting list for the seat.

 

All Public School of Choice placements are accepted in accordance with program capacity, class size and racial balance. Preferential treatment is considered for the following:

 

All applications that are received after the open enrollment date will be placed on the waiting list by the date that the application has been received.

 

**All students who are accepted through public school choice may remain at the school chosen by the parent until the student completes the highest grade level at the school.**

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

In-County parents have the option of requesting that their child(ren) attend a school outside their zoned school by completing the Public School Choice Application.

 

Out-of-County parents have the option of requesting that their child(ren) attend a school in Indian River County. Preference for Public School Choice is given for in-county residents, active military, foster care students and to students that have a court ordered change of address, before offering seats to out-of-county residents (Florida Statute 1002.31).

 

INTERSCHOLASTIC & INTRASCHOLASTIC EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Students who wish to play a sport at a school that is not their zoned school will need to complete the Public School Choice Application with the Student Assignment Office.

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:

 

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