Today's Choice for Tomorrow's Future

Educational Choice

An Educational Choice Transfer (ECT) provides an opportunity for a Kindergarten-12th grade child to attend a traditional Lake County Public School outside their assigned attendance area. Per Florida statute 1002.31 (2)(a), the requested school cannot reach capacity and is subject to the maximum class size pursuant to s. 1003.03 and s. 1, Art. IX of the State Constitution. Preference is given to students residing in Lake County. Please note: Charter schools, magnet schools and pre-k programs are responsible for their own enrollment. 
Current Capacity List for 2022-2023 School Year
To be considered, the Parent/Legal guardian of the child must submit a completed ECT online application during the following appropriate application window(s). 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES


  • A submitted ECT application does not guarantee that the child will be approved for a transfer.
  • The LCS district does not provide transportation to/from a school for an ECT.
  • If the child is enrolled and attending the ECT preferred school, the transfer is good to the highest grade at that school. There is no need to re-apply every year to the same school.
  • The ECT does not provide for 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.

 

Application Windows for Next School Year (2022-2023)


Window 1 (CLOSED)
Opens: February 1, 2022, at 12:00 AM 
Closes:  April 29, 2022, at 11:59 PM
 
OPEN TO LAKE COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY
  • Applications will be processed through a random, computerized lottery system.
  • Applications may be submitted to applicable, open and closed schools. 
    • Applications not selected through the lottery process, at an open school or submitted to a closed school will be placed on a waiting list for each school as determined by a random, computerized lottery. 
    • There is no guarantee that a waiting list will be activated for any school. The waiting list expires on September 9, 2022.
  •  Notification of the lottery results will be provided via email mid-May.
Window 2 (OPEN)
Opens: June 1, 2022, at 12:00 AM
Closes: June 30, 2022, at 11:59 PM
 
OPEN TO ALL FLORIDA RESIDENTS
  • Applications will be processed through a random, computerized lottery system. 
  • Applications will not be accepted to closed capacity schools.
    • Window 2 Capacity List 
    • Applications not selected through the lottery process, will be placed on a waiting list for each school as determined by a random, computerized lottery. 
    • There is no guarantee that a waiting list will be activated for any school. The waiting list expires on September 9, 2022.
  •  Notification of the lottery results will be provided via email mid-July.
 
 

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

 

Contact Us


Educational Choice Transfer Office
512 S. Palm Ave.
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737
EducationalChoice@lake.k12.fl.us
352-253-6777