Office of Student Assignment and Zoning

Request for Assignment Exception

School Choice -- Controlled Open Enrollment


    School Choice-Controlled Open Enrollment Information

    • Application deadline, February 28, 2019
    • Parents may apply for School Choice to any schools in the district
    • Apply for up to three schools, ranked in order of preference
    • Placement decisions will be subject to the priorities outlined in School Choice Policy 5120.03
    • Once a child is approved and enrolled in a school under School Choice-Controlled Open Enrollment, he/she may remain through the transitional grade in the school without reapplying.

     Under Capacity Schools

    The following schools have projected enrollments under 90% of capacity and qualify for Controlled Open Enrollment under Florida Statutes F.S. 1002:

    Elementary Schools:  Alachua, Irby, Lake Forest, Metcalfe, Rawlings

    Middle Schools:  Lincoln, Howard Bishop, Mebane and Hawthorne Middle-Senior

    High Schools:  Eastside, Hawthorne Middle-Senior and Santa Fe

    Over Capacity Schools

    In all other schools, students who apply by the deadline will be placed on a waiting list through the random lottery process described in School Choice Policy 5120.03.

    School Choice-Controlled Open Enrollment On-Line Applications: 

    Elementary School Application

    Middle School Application

    High School Application

    Application for School Choice-Controlled Open Enrollment (Paper Form)

Magnet Program Information

  • The application window for all magnet programs for the 2020-2021 school year will open January 2020. 

     Click here for information

Welcome to our schools!

  • Enrolling in School


    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 program, offered late winter and early spring for the following school year. Any school choice applications received after the deadline are to be placed at the bottom of the waiting list and processed only as time permits. Assignment exceptions received that do not meet the requirements of that policy are to be treated as a request for school choice.

    Parents who miss the school choice window or experience unforeseen circumstances may apply for a zoning exception.  The form for applying can be downloaded by clicking on the link entitled Request for Assignment Exception.  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.


    Find your zone


    New residents please contact the District's Zoning Office at (352) 955-7700 to verify school attendance zone information.

Contact Us

  • Department email address:  zoning (

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  • Kim Neal
    Director FTE / State Reporting and Office of Student Assignment
    e-mail:  nealkm
    Ph (352) 955-7712
    Fax (352) 955- 7990

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  • Martha Dean
    Supervisor, Office of Student Assignment
    e-mail:  deanme
    Ph (352) 955-7700

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  • Angela Templeton
    Specialist II, Student Assignment
    e-mail:  templetona
    Ph (352) 955-7700

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  • Toriano Caffie
    Specialist, Student Assignment
    e-mail:  caffietl
    Ph (352) 955-7700

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  • Dawn Boyer
    Executive Assistant
    e-mail:  boyerd
    Ph (352) 955-7629


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