Choice Programs

The Choice program lottery for the 2021-2022 school year has been conducted. Students will continue to be assigned from the active wait pool if seats become available.  Late applications will be considered only if the active wait pool is exhausted.  On-time applicants may continue to check the application dashboard at for any updates. If an assignment is made for your child, you will be contacted. If you need further assistance, please send a detailed email to Be sure to include your name, your child's name, and the program applied for.
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The Choice application window is now closed. Late applications will be accepted. We will not accept faxed or e-mailed applications. Completed applications must be mailed or delivered to:

Department of Choice and Career Options
3300 Forest Hill Blvd., C-124
West Palm Beach, FL 33406.

Download and print the paper application here:

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Late applications will not be considered in the March 2021 Choice lottery and will only be entered after all applicants in the wait pool have been assigned.

For information regarding School Choice options, send a detailed email to the Choice Department at:

To view the 2021-2022 Choice Booklet, click on one of the following links.

FY22 Application Deadlines

December 18, 2020 (Late Applications will be accepted after January 29, 2021)
Bak Middle School of the Arts (All Programs)
A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts (All Programs)
Boynton Beach Community High School (Arts Programs)
West Boca Raton Community High (Performing Arts)
The Conservatory School @ North Palm Beach (6-8)

January 29, 2021
Deadline for all other programs not listed above

Committed to Empowering and Supporting Students and their Families
School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) Choice Programs reflect the diversity of the District and are designed to attract all Palm Beach County students. Families with students entering pre–kindergarten through grade 12 have the opportunity to choose from an array of Choice and Career and Technical Education (CTE) theme–based curricula offerings at the elementary, middle, and high school levels that provide innovative and rigorous academic instruction by specially trained teachers.

Choice and In–House Programs have been established at elementary, middle and high schools to provide an opportunity for students to engage in intensive study in specific areas. Choice and In–House programs offer the opportunity for students to discover their talents and explore their interests while focusing on academic rigor. These programs provide students with a pathway to post-secondary educations and careers. Students may participate in an “in–house” program if the program is only being offered to students whose attendance boundary is zoned for the school (“In–House program”), or they may choose to attend a program that is only offered at a school outside of their regular attendance boundary (Choice program).

Choice Schools and Programs Procedures Manual
Choice Schools and Programs Procedures Manual available for download.

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