Applying to a Choice Program

  • Choice and Career Options logoThe application for the 2023-2024 school year is now open.

    The deadline to apply for a Choice program for the 2023-2024 school year is January 27, 2023.

    Late applications will be accepted only through the application management system from March 13- April 14; however, they are not considered in the Choice lottery that takes place in March 2023.

    Lottery results will be available in April. 


    Choice Program Eligibility
    All applicants must meet residency, age, and program eligibility criteria. The parent/guardian and the student must be full-time residents of Palm Beach County at the time of application submission.

    Pre–K and Elementary School Programs
    All students are eligible for Pre–k and Elementary Choice programs as there are no eligibility criteria with the exception of Dual Language programs.

    95% and Above Enrollment
    Students who are zoned to attend a school that has a current enrollment of 95% or more, will be able to apply to a 'like' Choice program that is being offered at another school, as their first choice. This list is generated using October 2021 FTE data.

    These schools, identified as having a current enrollment of 95% or above, may have limited out of boundary Choice seats available.  View the 95% school list.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Elementary School

  • Middle School

  • High School