YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE IN 3 EASY STEPS
Locate your neighborhood school.
- Click here to find maps for each grade level. Enter your home address at the top of the map that matches your student’s grade level (elementary, middle or high school) to find the school in your attendance area.
- If the school in your neighborhood meets your needs, and you like the idea of your students attending school with the kids they see every day in the community, visit the front office at your neighborhood school to register.
- Remember to bring the required documents!
- To explore Educational Choice transfers, please proceed to Step 2.
Explore your options.
Want to see what else is out there? There are lots of options!
- Traditional Schools with capacity are open to all Florida students.
- Please note that the ranges listed for the number of available seats in schools are approximate; district growth and staffing needs may alter final numbers.
- Applications to schools with closed capacity will only be taken during the first window and will be placed on a waiting list (in order determined by a random, computerized lottery).
- Charter Schools offer information on their web sites.
- The STEM magnet program at Cypress Ridge Elementary offers a specialized curriculum focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
- Rimes Early Learning Center serves students in prekindergarten through 2nd grade with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
- Dual Enrollment allows students to take college coursework at Lake-Sumter State College or Lake Technical College while concurrently enrolled in high school.
- Advanced Placement programs offer challenging, college-level coursework for high school students. Check with your child’s school, to see which AP courses are offered there.
- The Health Sciences Collegiate Academy provides hands-on exploration of health sciences careers through Lake-Sumter State College and South Lake Hospital while students complete their high school studies.
What happens next?
If a school has more first choice applicants than available seats, applicants will be assigned through a random, computerized lottery selection process.
The lottery for the first window is scheduled to be conducted the first week after the window closes. You will be notified of the results by email if the application was submitted electronically within one week after the lottery is run. If submitted by hard copy by the application window deadline you will receive notification of the results by email, if available, or USPS around mid May.
For the second application window in June, notification of the results will be made by email if the application was submitted electronically around July 15. If submitted by hard copy by the application window deadline you will receive notification of the results by email, if available, or USPS around mid July.
Once notified of the offer of an Educational Choice transfer, the registration process must be finalized within 10 school days of the notification. Note that school offices may have a modified schedule depending on the time of year. Please check with that particular school office for information.
Once all available seats have been awarded at each school, any applications that were not awarded a transfer will be placed on a waiting list for the first choice school only. Applications on the waiting lists will be in order as determined by the lottery.
Applications for schools with closed capacity will be placed on a waiting list for the requested school in the order determined by a random, computerized lottery selection process.
In the event of openings in either open or closed capacity schools, applicant(s) on the waiting list will be contacted with instructions.
APPLICATIONS THAT WERE NOT AWARDED A TRANSFER EXPIRED ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018. A NEW APPLICATION MAY BE SUBMITTED DURING THE APPLICATION WINDOW FOR THE 2019-2020 YEAR.