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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. 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 any Volusia County School.​

    Electronic Process:

    ​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.​

    Paper 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 provided below.

    ​School capacity information for SY 2017-18 will be updated May 1, 2017. Please note that Volusia County Schools is experiencing increases on 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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