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School Choice Process

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About School Choice: Controlled Open Enrollment Program


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Policy203_fromtheLegalWebpage.pdfSchool Board Policy 203 provides parents with the opportunity to apply for a school other than their assigned (zoned) school. The policy is being amended to comply with new legislation, and is anticipated to be adopted by the School Board on March 28, 2017. To read the proposed school choice policy, click here​.

​School choice applications for SY 2017-2018 will be accepted through the last day of this school year (May 26, 2017). Families may complete an online school choice application through Parent Portal​​ beginning March 1, 2017.​​ If you do not have a Parent Portal account or your child will be a kindergartener, obtain a paper application from a Volusia County public school.​

​Electronic ​Pr​ocess:

​Save time! Use your Parent Portal account to submit an electronic application today. Here's how:​

  1. Log into your Parent Portal account and select the tab titled School Choice Application. 
  2. Select the name of the child for whom you are requesting a choice assignment. Each student needs a separate application. Please note: Incoming kindergarten students and students new to Volusia County Schools will need to complete a paper application.
  3. Complete the application and hit submit.
  4. You will receive confirmation through Parent Portal.
  5. The application will be sent to the Student Assignment Office for processing.
  6. Notification of the decision will be through Parent Portal; normally toward the end of May or in June.  Please check there for status changes.​​

Pape​r Process:

  1. Obtain a paper application from any ​Volusia County ​school​​.
  2. Complete the application and have it signed by the principal/designee of the zoned school.
  3. Have the requested school principal/designee sign the application.
  4. The requested school will forward the application to the Student Assignment Office.
  5. The Student Assignment Office will process and make decisions on all school applications.
  6. Parents will be notified by US Mail of the decision; generally toward the end of May or in June.

School capacity information, SY 2016-2017​​​, is provide​​d below.

​School capacity information for SY 2017-18 will be updated May 1, 2017. Please note that Volusia County Schools is experiencing increases in enrollment. Available school capacity is the primary determining factor for approvals of choice applications.

School Year 2016-​17​

1. ​Schools that have substantial capacity:
Elementary
Chisholm 
Edgewater 
Forest Lake
Friendship 
Indian River
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Osteen 
Pride
Sunrise 

Middle
Campbell
High School
Atlantic 
Mainland 
New Smyrna 

2. Schools that have limited capacity:​

Ele​mentary
Champion
Longstreet 
McInnis
Ortona 
Osceola
Palm Terrace
Pine Trail 
Read-Pattillo
South Daytona 
Starke
Sweetwater

Middle
Deland
Deltona
Galaxy 
Southwestern 
TD Taylor 

High School
Taylor 

3. Schools that are at or over capacity:​​​
(Approvals of choice applications are extremely limited.)

Elementary
Blue Lake
Citrus Grove
Coronado Beach
Cypress Creek
​Debary 
Deltona Lakes 
Discovery 
Enterprise
Freedom 
George Marks 
Holly Hill
Horizon 
Manatee Cove 
Orange City

Ormond Beach
Pathways 
Pierson
Port Orange
Spirit 
Spruce Creek 
Sugar Mill
Timbercrest 
Tomoka 
Turie T Small 
Volusia Pines
Westside 
Woodward

Middle
Creekside
Heritage
Hinson
Holly Hill 
New Smyrna
Ormond Beach 
River Springs 
Silver Sands 
High School
Deland 
Deltona
Pine Ridge 
Seabreeze 
Spruce Creek
University 


Ca​​​pacity Maps for SY 2016-2017​

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