Office of Student Assignment and Zoning
Request for Assignment Exception
Due to school closures, we are not accepting Requests for Assignment Exceptions (Zoning Exceptions) for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. When school resumes on our campuses, we will consider if applications will be available to finish the year.
There is a new online application for Zoning Exception requests!
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now being accepted via the new online application. You can access the application using the link below. Once you open the application website, you will need to create an account. Please keep your account credentials and/or use something you will remember as you will need to log back into the account to check your status and/or accept or decline any offered school. Once you create the account, you will be able to log-in and complete your child's application. The same online process is being used for both School Choice/Controlled Open Enrollment AND Zoning Exceptions.
Please note: If you have more than one child, you only need to create one parent account and apply for each student under that one account. Also, if you already applied for School Choice/Controlled Open Enrollment, you do not need to create another account - you can do the zoning exception application using the same username and password.
Rest assured that once you have submitted your application and received an email confirmation, our department has received your request. There is no need to call or email for confirmation of receipt.
School Choice/Controlled Open Enrollment - 2020-21 School Year
There is a new online application for School Choice/Controlled Open Enrollment and Zoning Exceptions requests!
On-time applications for school choice closed on Friday, May 8, 2020.
We anticipate results of choice applications to be sent to the email on file it the application by the end of May, 2020. Upon receipt of that email, you will log back into the application to check on the status and potentially accept any offered seat. You will also be able to check on waiting list status.
For more information about school choice/controlled open enrollment, review the Links section on this website.
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New Student ONLINE Enrollment opened on Monday, May 18th.
Click the link above for more information and links to online enrollment.
The Office of Student Assignment assigns school to property parcels based on geographic location within the county. Each parcel is assigned to an elementary, middle and high school. These are referred to as zoned schools. Students residing on a given property must attend the school to which the property is assigned.
Parents may apply to have their students attend schools other than their zoned schools. This is managed through the school choice/controlled open enrollment process, offered each spring for the following school year. Any school choice applications received after the deadline are placed at the bottom of the waiting list and processed only as time permits.
Parents who miss the school choice window or experience unforeseen circumstances may apply for a zoning exception based on specific hardship criteria. The online application for applying for a Zoning Exception can be found here. Requests not based on hardship reasons are to be treated as a request for school choice/controlled open enrollment. Zoning exceptions are granted for a single school year and must be renewed annually. Exceptions can be revoked at any time for student disciplinary problems, excessive absences or tardiness.
New residents or families with questions about what school your child is zoned to attend - please contact the District's Office of Student Assignment/Zoning Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 955-7700 to verify school attendance zone information.
Department email address: zoning (@gm.sbac.edu)
Department phone: (352) 955-7700
Fax: (352) 955-7990
Director FTE / State Reporting and Office of Student Assignment
Supervisor, Office of Student Assignment
Specialist II, Student Assignment
Magnet Program Information
Notifications for on-time applications were emailed to parents on April 4, 2020.
If your child was offered a seat, please follow the link in the email you received to accept or decline. The deadline for parents to accept or decline offered seats has been extended to Wednesday, April 15, 2020. To do so, follow the link in your email to log back into the application and select "Apply or Update" to the right of your child's name. This will take you back into your child's application. Once there, click "Save and Next" at the top of the page to get to the acceptance page. On that 2nd page, you will be able to accept or decline any seats offered to your child. After selecting to accept or decline the seat (or seats), click on "Save and Next" and then you can log-out of the application.
Click here for information about magnet programs or for late applications or email us at email@example.com.