Apply For School Choice

Apply For School Choice Through Controlled Open Enrollment
Posted on 04/05/2019
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Families have until Tuesday, April 30 to apply for Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) for the 2019-2020 school year. COE allows parents and legal guardians to apply to have their child attend a Palm Beach County public school other than their zoned home school.

COE may be an option if a child was not selected for their preferred Choice and Career program, or a family decides to seek enrollment in another school other than their zoned home school, for whatever reason.

Families from outside of Palm Beach County or a school’s regular attendance zone are eligible to apply to schools that can accommodate additional students. Those schools are identified based on their current capacity levels and number of available spots.​ Families should note that transportation will not be provided for ​students assigned through Controlled Open Enrollment.

Click here for a list of schools eligible for COE. To apply for the Controlled Open Enrollment lottery click here. The results of the COE lottery will be released on Friday, May 10. For more information on Controlled Open Enrollment, email [email protected]

The School District of Palm Beach County