Applying to a Choice Program

The window to apply for a Choice program for the
2018-2019 school year is November 1, 2017–January 26, 2018

How To Apply

Applying online is the most efficient way to submit and manage your child’s application. Using the parent dashboard, your online account will allow you to track the status of your application. Applying online gives you priority access to the lottery results.

As you plan for the next application period please be aware of the eligibility criteria for middle and high school programs if applicable.

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www.mypbchoiceapp.com/apply

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Create an Account

The online application is easy to use and allows parents/legal guardians the ability to manage their child’s application throughout the application and lottery selection process. Parents/legal guardians will also have the option to apply and check the status of their application on their mobile devices.

Choice Program Eligibility

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

Pre–K and Elementary School Programs—All Programs

All students are eligible for Pre–K and Elementary Choice programs as there are no eligibility criteria.

Middle Schools with Eligibility Criteria

Bak Middle School of the Arts—All Programs

Eligibility Criteria: Eligible Audition Score

Lake Worth Middle—Biomedical Sciences (FAU College of Medicine)

Eligibility Criteria: A minimum of 3 or above on state assessments and an eligible score on an internal assessment which includes two essays and an interview.

Roosevelt Middle—Biomedical Sciences (FAU College of Medicine)

Eligibility Criteria: A minimum of 3 or above on state assessments and an eligible score on an internal assessment which includes two essays and an interview.

Okeeheelee Middle—International Spanish Academy (ISA)

Eligibility Criteria: Eligible Score on Spanish Assessment Test

The Conservatory School @ North Palm Beach—Music-Band, Music-Orchestral Strings, & Music-Vocal (grades 6–8)

Eligibility Criteria: Eligible Audition Score

 

High School Eligibility Criteria

High School Eligibility by Program

 

Deadlines

December 1, 2017

Bak Middle School of the Arts (all programs)

The Conservatory School @ North Palm Beach
(Music–Band, Music–Orchestral Strings, & Music–Vocal (grades 6–8))

Boynton Beach High School Arts programs
(Dance, Digital Media, Music–Band, Music–Keyboard/Piano, Music–Vocal, Theatre, and Visual Arts)

A.W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts (all programs)

January 26, 2018

Deadline for all Choice programs other than the Arts programs listed above.

Hard Copy Application

Postmarked December 1, 2017

Bak Middle School of the Arts (all programs)

The Conservatory School @ North Palm Beach
(Music–Band, Music–Orchestral Strings, & Music–Vocal (grades 6–8))

Boynton Beach High School Arts programs
(Dance, Digital Media, Music–Band, Music–Keyboard/Piano, Music–Vocal, Theatre, and Visual Arts)

A.W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts (all programs)

Postmarked January 26, 2018

Deadline for all Choice programs other than the Arts programs listed above.

 

The original application must be mailed or delivered to the Department of Choice and Career Options with a postmark no later than the published deadline dates. The Department of Choice and Career Options is not responsible for any application not received as a result of an error or delivery delay by the US Postal Service.