Applying to a Choice Program

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    Applying to a Choice Program

    The 2024-2025 Choice application closed on January 26, 2024. Late applications will be available online at beginning March 12, 2024.

    The lottery for all Choice Programs will be conducted on Thursday March 28, 2024 and the results will be available after 3pm on that date.

    Application Deadline Dates (Click on School for Audition Guidelines FY25)

    December 8, 2023 for the Below Schools/Programs

     Bak Middle School of the Arts: Communications, Dance, Music (Band, Keyboard/Piano, Orchestral/Strings, Vocal, Theatre, and Visual Arts).

    The Conservatory School @ North Palm Beach: Music–Band, Music–Orchestral Strings, and Music–Vocal.

    Boynton Beach Community High School: Dance, Digital Media, Music–Band, Music–Vocal, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

    • A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts: Communication Arts, Dance, Digital Media, Music–Band, Music–Keyboard/Piano, Music–Strings, Vocal, Theatre–Acting, Theatre–Musical, Theatre–Technical, and Visual Arts.

    West Boca Raton Community High School: Dance, Music–Band, Music–Vocal, Theatre–Acting, Theatre–Musical, and Theatre–Technical.

    January 26, 2024: Deadline for all Choice programs other than the Arts programs listed above.

    In order to submit an application, all applicants are required to have a student ID for the School District of Palm Beach County. If your child has an active or inactive Palm Beach County student ID number, please use that number to apply. All other applicants must submit a Request for a Student ID for purposes of submitting a Choice application. Visit for more information.

    Choice Program Eligibility
    All applicants must meet residency, age, and program eligibility criteria. The parent/guardian and the student must be full-time residents of Palm Beach County at the time of application submission.

    Pre–K and Elementary School Programs
    All students are eligible for Pre–K and Elementary Choice programs, as there are no eligibility criteria, with the exception of Dual Language programs.

    95% and Above Enrollment
    Students who are zoned to attend a school that has a current enrollment of 95% or more will be able to apply to a 'like' Choice program that is being offered at another school, as their first choice. This list is generated using FTE data and consideration of current planning and status of facilities.

    These schools, identified as having a current enrollment of 95% or above, may have limited out-of-boundary Choice seats available. (List available November 2023)

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Middle School

  • High School