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Applications for school choice now being accepted

Press release from Alachua County Public Schools

Parents can apply for controlled school choice using a NEW Online Application through May 8, 2020.

The Alachua County School Board is currently accepting applications for school choice/controlled open enrollment for the 2020-21 academic year. The window to apply for controlled school choice ends May 8.

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Parents must apply online on the district’s Office of Student Assignment/Zoning website using the new online application system. 

The website also includes a list of available schools and other information about the process. All applications need to be completed through the new online application system so that parents can receive up to date information and alerts and accept any offered seat.  Parents will first create an account and then log into the system to complete the application.  Only one account is needed per family.

If the application is approved and accepted by the parent through the system, the student will be assigned to the approved school until completing the final grade at that school. Transportation to and from school is not provided by the district, and students may be removed from the school for attendance concerns or disciplinary issues.

If there are more applications for a particular school than there are spaces available, admission to the school will be granted on a lottery basis following the guidelines in School Board policy. 

Parents will be notified through the application system if their application has been approved, if they have been placed on a waiting list, or denied. If approved, the parent will need to accept the seat to the approved school through the online system.

Families with additional questions or who need assistance with the online application can contact the Office of Student Assignment/Zoning at (352) 955-7700 or email zoning@gm.sbac.edu.  In-person assistance is available by appointment only.