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School Choice

School choice gives families the opportunity to be involved in selecting the school their child will attend and to explore options outside of their attendance area zone. Flagler Schools uses school choice as a strategy to ensure that students receive the education that best meets their needs.

Families should consider the possible consequences of changing schools. In some cases, academic credit and athletic eligibility may be impacted, particularly for middle and high school students. Academic concerns should be discussed with the school counselor, and athletic concerns should be discussed with the athletic director.

School Choice Applications

Controlled Open Enrollment applications are accepted only during the annual enrollment period March 1–31. Employee's Student Transfer Request, Hardship Waiver, and Program of Choice applications are ongoing throughout the school year. A separate application should be submitted for each student.

2024–25 Applications


Florida provides a variety of school choice options, which include K–12 scholarship programs. These scholarship programs allow families choice among public and private schools, empowering them to discover educational options that work best for their student. Please visit the School Choice Scholarships page for eligibility and application information.

School Choice Programs

  • Stewart B. McKinney-Bruce Vento Act
  • Every Student Succeeds Act
  • Virtual Programs
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Controlled School Choice for In-County Transfers
  • Controlled School Choice Plan for Out-of-County Transfers