Online Applications Now Available For School Choice, 2017-18 School Year

By on March 1, 2017 in WNDB News

Volusia County, FL – Online applications are now available for parents who are considering enrolling their children in a school other than their assigned (zoned) school.

The Florida Legislature adopted Controlled Open Enrollment, also known as “choice law,” to be implemented in the 2017-18 school year. This allows parents to enroll a child in any school in the state of Florida. That choice, however, is limited to schools with capacity and parents must provide transportation. A lottery procedure will be used if there are more applicants than seats.

In Volusia, a procedure for this process is already in place. It was formerly known as a variance. The new controlled enrollment process is very similar.

One important change is the ability to apply online through the Parent Portal. If a parent is new to the district or does not have a Parent Portal account, paper applications are available at any school during normal business hours.

The deadline to apply for the 2017-18 school year is the last day of school, May 26, 2017.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Accounts at (386) 947- 8786, ext 50709 or 50815, or visit, and click on the link on the slideshow.

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