Applying to a Choice Program

The deadline to apply for a Choice program for the 2023-2024 school year is January 27, 2023. Late applications will be accepted; however, they are not considered in the Choice lottery that takes place in March 2023. Lottery results will be available April 2, 2023. Late applications will only be processed if seats are available after all on-time applicants are considered.

Hard copy applications are available for families without internet or email access; however submitting online is the recommended submission option. 

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 October 2021 FTE data.

These schools, identified as having a current enrollment of 95% or above, may have limited out of boundary Choice seats available. Click here to view the 95% school list.

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2022-2023 Choice Booklet eBook

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