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    School Choice 2018/19

    Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to offer high-quality educational programs at each of our schools. Our District is a national leader in providing innovative learning opportunities to help students reach their highest potential.

     BCPS provides families with a variety of school choice options and encourages parents/guardians to explore all that BCPS has to offer. 

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  • All school-aged children must attend school regularly per state law.  A School Choice seat is not guaranteed.  If your child has not started school for the 2018/19 school year, please visit your child’s assigned school to register and begin attendance.
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  • What is my child’s assigned school?

    School-aged children living within Broward County are assigned to a school based on their primary residential address and grade level. This is the child's assigned school. To find your child’s assigned school, please visit the School Locator.

    For questions regarding school assignment, please contact the Demographics & Student Assignments Department at 754-321-2480 or schoolchoice@browardschools.com.

  • What is School Choice?

    The 2018/19 School Choice application window closed August 27, 2018. 

     

    During the initial School Choice application window, parents and guardians may submit applications for magnet programs, Nova schools, and reassignments.  High-quality innovative programs are also available.  There is something for everyone:

     

    The Nova Campus provides four schools on one campus for kindergarten through twelfth-grade students.

     

    Magnet Programs offer in-depth experiences in specific areas of interest.

    If you are interested in a magnet program at your assigned school, a School Choice application is not necessary.  Please contact your assigned school for information on how to participate. 

     

    Reassignments allow attendance to a school that is not your assigned school.

     

    Innovative Programs offer courses of study centered on specific themes.

    If you are interested in an innovative program at your assigned school, a School Choice application is not necessary.  Please contact your assigned school for information on how to participate. 

     

    Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs prepare high school students for post-secondary enrollment and apprenticeships.

    If you are interested in a CTE program at your assigned high school, a School Choice application is not necessary.  Please contact your assigned high school for information on how to participate.

     

    Collegiate Academies offer high school students the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and their Associates in Arts degree.

  • Are applications still being accepted?

    The 2018/19 School Choice application window closed August 27, 2018.  General reassignment, magnet program, and Nova Schools applications are no longer being accepted.  The following are exceptions:

    A program at your child’s assigned school:

    A 2018/19 School Choice application is not needed.  Instead, contact the school for information on how to participate in an innovative program or magnet program at your child’s assigned school.

    Broward County Public Schools Employees:

    Full-time employees may submit a 2018/19 School Choice application for a school within the Innovation Zone of your work location.  Part-time employees may submit a 2018/19 School Choice application to the employee’s work location only.

     

    Active-Duty Military families:

    Parents and guardians who are Active-Duty military may submit a 2018/19 School Choice application for a school with space available.

     

    Moved out of the assigned school boundary:

    Parents may submit a 2018/19 School Choice application for their child to remain at his/her current school if the family has moved out of the assigned school boundary.

     

    The 2019/20 School Choice application window opens December 1, 2018. 

     

    For questions regarding school assignment, please contact the Demographics & Student Assignments Department at 754-321-2480 or schoolchoice@browardschools.com.

  • What is the status of my School Choice application?

    Applications submitted before August 27, 2018

    Notifications were emailed and updated on the Check Your Status webpage.  All wait-pools are now closed and will no longer be used to select students.

     

    Applications submitted after August 27, 2018

    Parents and guardians will be notified via email within 48 hours of application submission. 

     

    All awarded seats must be claimed by the date indicated on the award notification.

  • I am new to Broward County Public Schools, can I still apply for School Choice?

    Welcome to Broward County!  School-aged children living within Broward County are assigned to a school based on their primary residential address and grade level. This is the child's assigned school.  Please contact the assigned school to register each child.  To find your child’s assigned school, please visit the School Locator

     

    We understand families want to have options for their child's education, which may include a choice other than their assigned school.

     

    The 2018/19 School Choice application window is closed.  The opportunity to submit a School Choice application for the 2019/20 school year begins December 1st.

     

    For questions regarding school assignment, please contact the Demographics & Student Assignments Department at 754-321-2480 or schoolchoice@browardschools.com.

Contact Information

  • Demographics & Student Assignments Department

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-2480

    Fax: 754-321-2489

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    Patrick J. Sipple

    Director

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Last Modified on September 6, 2018