Understanding School Choice

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  • Application Status

    • Awarded Seat

      Students with this status may attend the requested school for the 2020/21 school year.

      Claim your seat electronically by clicking 'Claim' on the Check Your Status webpage. Claiming your seat will let the school know that you would like to register your child in the School Choice database. If your child is not registered in the School Choice database by the registration deadline date, the seat will no longer be available.

      Please work with the awarded School to provide school forms necessary for registration, such as emergency contact information and school records, prior to first day of school.

      Parents who did not claim an awarded seat by the claim deadline may request for their child to be placed into consideration for an available seat by sending an email to schoolchoice@browardschools.com.

    • Waitpool–Not Selected

      Students with this status have not been selected to attend the requested school.

      When there are more applications than available seats, a random computerized selection is used to award seats to students. Students who are not selected for a seat may be considered at a later date, if seats become available.

    • No Seats

      Students with this status currently do not have a seat at the requested school.

      Please contact the Office of School Choice for more information.

    • Denied academic

      Magnet applications with this status did not meet the minimum academic requirements for the magnet program.

      If your child's grades and/or test scores improve and meet the minimum academic requirements for entry, please submit updated documents to the Office of School Choice.

    • Incomplete Application

      Magnet applications with this status require the most recent report card and/or standardized test scores.

      Please submit your required documents to the Office of School Choice.

      Parents who submitted incomplete magnet applications will need to provide the required documents prior to the application deadline in order to be notified on the corresponding notification dates.
      Supporting documents received after the application deadline will be considered late. Parents will be notified after the notification dates regarding the status of a late application.

  • What are my choices?

    Parents/guardians have available options if their student is not placed at the requested school.

    • Register at the student's assigned boundary school – a seat is always available.
    • Remain waiting for the requested school/program to have more space, until the tenth day of school.
      If additional seats become available, a random computerized selection will determine who is selected next.
    • Apply for a different school/program with available space.
      See notification dates for application window dates.
    • For Magnet programs, submit new improved grades/test scores to be considered.
      See notification dates for application window dates.

  • 2020/21 Registrations

    Visit the 2020/21 Registrations webpage for information on how to register your child for the 2020/21 school year.

  • How to apply for school choice

    The Office of School Choice understands families want to have options for their child's education, which may include a choice other than their assigned school.

    Application Window

    Parents may request for their child to attend a different school during a 2020/21 School Choice application window.

    The next opportunity to submit a School Choice application is May 1, 2020 – May 8, 2020.

    Application Notifications

    Parents/guardians who submit a magnet program, Nova school and/or school reassignment application during a School Choice application window will be notified on scheduled selection dates.

    Notifications will be emailed and updated online at the Office of School Choice website.

    The Office of School Choice will not provide your child’s application status over the phone.

    Please visit browardschools.com/schoolchoice and click the "Check Your Status" icon to view your application status.

    Visit the How to Apply website for more information.

  • Assigned Boundary School

    All students living in Broward County have an assigned school based on the boundary of their primary home address.

    The assigned boundary school is a student's home school.

    The Department of Demographics & Enrollment Planning assigns a school boundary based on:

    • A student's primary home address (where they live with their legal guardian)
    • A Student's grade level
    • A geographical population (the number of people living in an area)
    • A school capacity (student seat/space limit) and enrollment (occupied student seat/space).

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