Applying to a Choice Program

The application for the 2023-2024 school year will open on November 1, 9am at
The deadline to apply for an Arts program requiring an audition is December 9, 2022. The deadline to apply for all other Choice programs 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 March 31, 2023. Late applications will only be processed if seats are available after all on-time applicants are considered.

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.

PreK 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 2022-2023 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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