Lake County Schools has always believed that because each child is different, parents should have access to educational choices that meet their child’s unique needs. That’s why for years we have supported parents having a wide variety of options in our district including allowing their student to attend a neighborhood school, a traditional school outside their attendance boundaries with an approved zone waiver, virtual school, charter school, magnet school, dual enrollment programs, advanced placement and special programs such as our Health Sciences Collegiate Academy in south Lake County.


    In Lake, the first Educational Choice (EC) Open Window for the 2019-2020 school year is February 1 to April 30, 2019. That’s when Lake County residents can choose a school and apply to attend. There will also be a second EC Open Window for applications in June 2019 for schools with capacity for any Florida resident, both in and out of Lake County. Until then, take a look at the information provided here and let us know if you have questions. Click here for information about the 2019-2020 school year capacity list.


    Click here for the SchoolMint Educational Choice portal. 


    You may contact us at:


    Lake County Schools

    Educational Choice

    512 S. Palm Ave.

    Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737




    Our goal is to provide the information you need to make the best decision for your child. It’s your voice, your choice!



    Lake County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, genetic information, age, pregnancy, disability, or marital status in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. The district also provides access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, or any other youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society.

    Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation in any educational programs or activities. The district may assess each student’s ability to benefit from specific programs through placement tests and counseling, and, if necessary, will provide services or referrals to better prepare students for success participation.

    Questions, concerns or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to David Myers at 352-253-6526 or MeyersD@lake.k12.fl.us