2017–2018 Choice Programs Application
The Choice lottery results for the 2017–2018 school year were posted on March 31, 2017. If your child was awarded a seat, the deadline to accept/decline that seat was Monday, April 17, 2017. Please contact the assigned school for assistance with your acceptance, including inquiries about the completion of any documents, including the Choice contracts and other required documents. Hard copy, late applications will be accepted. Hard copy, late applications must be mailed or brought to the Department of Choice and Career Options, office located at 3310 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite C-124, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406.
Click the appropriate link below to download the hard copy Choice application:
- 2017-2018 Choice Application (English)
- 2017-2018 Choice Application (Creole)
- 2017-2018 Choice Application (Portuguese
- 2017-2018 Choice Application (Spanish)
Applications for 2018–2019 will be available November 1, 2017.
As you plan for the next application period please be aware of the eligibility criteria for middle and high school programs if applicable.
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.
There are no pre–k, elementary or middle school eligibility criteria except the following:
- Bak MSOA—Passing audition score
- Lake Worth MS—Biomedical Sciences (FAU College of Medicine)—3.0 GPA and passing score on an internal assessment conducted by FAU College of Medicine
- Roosevelt MS—Biomedical Sciences (FAU College of Medicine)—3.0 GPA and passing score on an internal assessment conducted by FAU College of Medicine
- Okeeheelee MS—Passing score on Spanish assessment test
- The Conservatory School @ North Palm Beach (grades 6-8)—Instrumental Music Jury Assessment
Students scoring Level 1 or Level 2 in Reading and/or Math on the state FCAT assessment may not be eligible to participate in the Choice program courses due to state requirements for remediation/intensive courses in Reading and Math for Level 1 and some Level 2 students.
The eligibility requirements for High School Choice programs are based primarily on GPA. GPA for incoming 8th graders only, is based on the average of all classes in the 4th quarter grade 7, all classes 1st quarter grade 8 and all classes 2nd quarter grade 8. For students in grades 9-11, the GPA listed at the time of eligibility determination from student TERMS will be used.