Alachua County School Board opens applications for "school choice"

Published: Jan. 6, 2018 at 12:03 AM EST
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The Alachua County School Board is accepting applications for "school choice" for the 2018-2019 school year.

Applications are online at the school board's website: www.sbac.edu. Parents should click on the "zoning" link near the bottom of the left-hand side of the district's home page, and then click on "controlled open enrollment" near the top of the Office of Student Assignment page.

Parents can also contact the zoning department at 352-955-7700, if they would like a form mailed to their home.

Completed applications must be returned to the district office or postmarked by February 28th. They can be faxed to (352) 955-7990, or mailed to: Alachua County Public Schools, Zoning Office, 620 East University Avenue, Gainesville FL 32601.

If the application is approved, the student will be assigned to the approved school, until completing the final grade at that school. Transportation to and from school is not provided by the district and students may be removed from the school for tardiness or disciplinary issues.

If there are more applications for a particular school than there are spaces available, admission to the school will be granted on a lottery basis.

Parents will be notified by letter in early March, if their application has been approved or denied.