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School Choice Process

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​SCHOOL CHOICE APPLICATIONS FOR SY 2018-19

​The application period for school choice is March 1 through the last day of school for students. The online application will be available on March 1. Paper applications will not be accepted until March 1. 

Online applications are encouraged. 

Decisions and status information for online applications are available through Parent Portal​​. Decisions for paper applications will be sent via email or US Mail. 

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About the 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  to change schools for SY 2017-2018 are not encouraged. Families who have moved may submit a school choice application through Parent Portal​​​​ to complete the school year at the student's current school. 

Beginning March 1, families may complete an SY 18/19 online school choice application through Parent Portal​. If your child is currently enrolled in a Volusia County school and you do not have a Parent Portal account, please contact your school to open an account. Students new to Volusia Schools or incoming kindergarten students may obtain a paper ap​plication from any Volusia County 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 a confirmation number through Parent Portal. If you do not receive a number, your application did not go through. Please try again.
  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 2018-2019

Each Volusia County School is considered a school of choice and will be designated with one of the following classifications: substantial capacity, limited capacity, or at or over capacity. Available school capacity is the primary determining factor for approvals​ of choice applications. The classification of each school, based on SY 2018-2019 student projections, is listed below.

School Year 2018-19

1. ​Schools that have substantial capacity:
Elementary
Blue Lake
Coronado Beach
Deltona Lakes
Discovery
Edgewater
Enterprise
Forest Lake
Friendship
Indian River
Ortona
Osteen
Palm Terrace
Pride
Sunrise

Middle
Campbell
Ormond Beach
High School
Mainland
 

2. Schools that have limited capacity:​

Ele​mentary
Champion
Chisholm
George Marks
Osceola
Pierson
Pine Trail
Read-Pattillo
Spirit

 
Middle
Southwestern 

High School
Deltona
New Smyrna Beach
Seabreeze

 

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

Elementary
Citrus Grove
Cypress Creek
​DeBary
Freedom 
Holly Hill School
Horizon 
Longstreet
Manatee Cove 
McInnis
Orange City​
Ormond Beach
Pathways 

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

 

 

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