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Educational Choice Transfer

An Educational Choice Transfer (ECT) provides an opportunity for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade to attend a traditional Lake County Public School outside their assigned attendance area. Charter Schools, Magnet Schools and Pre-Kindergarten programs are responsible for their own enrollment.
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To be considered for this opportunity, the Parent/Legal Guardian of the child must submit a completed ECT online application. 

Important Information

  • A submitted ECT application does not guarantee that the child will be approved for a transfer.
  • Lake County School District does not provide transportation (school buses) to/from school for students enrolled through an ECT. 
    • A transportation scholarship may be available to eligible families, please visit FL-DOE to apply. 
    • If you are interested in public transportation please visit
  • If accepted, the ECT is valid through the highest grade at the current school. (Example, ECT at 3rd grade - valid through 5th grade). There is no need to re-apply every year to the same school.
  • The ECT does not provide current 5th and 8th graders to be promoted from elementary to middle schools, or from middle to high schools as part of the feeder system. 
  • A new ECT application must be completed to request a different out-of-zone school.
  • The child cannot be subject to a current expulsion or suspension. 


Related School Board Policy and State Statute

Application Category

Ready to apply? Click the following link to get started.


For more information, please email, or call (352) 253-6777.