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School Choice Process

​​STUDENT ASSIGNMENT AD​VISORY​​

For parents who su​bmitted an online application, please check Parent Portal​​ for the status of your application. ​

​​For parents who s​​ub​mitted a paper application, notifications will be sent via US Mail.

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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.  

​School choice applications for SY 2017-2018 has ended. Families may still complete an online school choice application through Parent Portal​​.​​ 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 projected capacity information, SY 2017-2018​​​, is provide​​d below.

​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 2017-18​

1. ​Schools that have substantial capacity:
Elementary
Blue Lake
Coronado Beach
Edgewater
Friendship
Indian River
Ortona
Osteen
Pride
Sunrise

Middle
Campbell
High School
Mainland
New Smyrna 

2. Schools that have limited capacity:​

Ele​mentary
Champion
Chisholm
Deltona Lakes
Discovery
Enterprise
Forest Lake
Longstreet
Osceola
Palm Terrace
Pine Trail
Spirit
Sweetwater
Middle
​Deltona
Galaxy 
Ormond Beach
Southwestern 
TD Taylor 

High School
Seabreeze
TD Taylor 

 

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

Elementary
Citrus Grove
Cypress Creek
​Debary
Freedom 
George Marks 
Holly Hill
Horizon 
Mcinnis
Manatee Cove 
Orange City​
Ormond Beach
Pathways 

Pierson


Port Orange
Read-Pattillo
South Daytona
Spruce Creek 
Starke
Sugar Mill
Timbercrest 
Tomoka 
Turie T Small 
Volusia Pines
Westside 
Woodward
Middle
Creekside
DeLand
Heritage
Hinson
Holly Hill 
New Smyrna
River Springs 
Silver Sands 
High School
Atlantic
DeLand
Deltona
Pine Ridge
Spruce Creek
University

 

 

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