Quick Guide to School Choice

  • Welcome to Broward County Public Schools

    Within Broward County, all students are assigned to one school based on your home address and the student's grade level. However, by state law, parents may apply for their child to attend any public school in Florida that has not reached capacity, regardless of their home address.

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      Explore Your Options

      Visit the Explore Your Options webpage to review academic programs, services and opportunities available at your child’s assigned school and other District schools. 

      There are 3 District School Choice options for your child:

      • Reassignment
      • Magnet
      • Nova School*

      You can apply to all three District School Choice options listed above, but you can only apply to one school in each option during an application window. The availability of a school will shown on the Explore Your Options webpage prior to each application window.

      Some students may also be eligible for State School Choice options.


      *Nova schools have limited application windows

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      Apply Online During an Open Window

      If your student is new to Broward County Public Schools, a student number & a 24–hour wait is required before you can apply for School Choice.

      Visit any BCPS school to request a student number – registration is optional.

      NOT a First‐Come, First‐Served Process

      All District School Choice applications, submitted during an open application window, will be processed after the application window closes.

      Applications are awarded using a computerized random selection process.

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      Check Your Status

      Visit Check Your Status based on your application window date below to see your application results.

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      Review Application Results

      If your child’s application for School Choice is awarded, contact the school to reserve the seat by the registration deadline. If the application was not awarded, you can apply for another School Choice option, remain in the applicant pool and register your child at the assigned school.

      School Choice applications are awarded using a computerized random selection process. If more seats at a school become available during the School Choice process, additional selections from the applicant pool are made on scheduled student selection dates.

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