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FAQ

Here are the answers to Osceola School District's most frequently asked questions.

Can I select my child's school for the 2021-2022 school year?

Yes. The Choice application window will open on November 6, 2020 and run through February 1, 2021. Applying online is the most efficient way to submit your child's application. To apply, visit www.osceolaschools.net/choice or www.myosceolachoice.school. Families will receive the results of the Choice lottery via email during the month of April 2021.

Can I request Choice for the current school year?

Yes. Late Choice applications are received through the Spring of the current school year. If the school is currently at capacity, the application will be placed on a waiting list and considered once a seat becomes available. Applicants requesting a school with available seats will receive a choice acceptance letter via email. To apply, visit www.osceolaschools.net/choice or www.myosceolachoice.school.

What is School Choice Florida?

The Florida Legislature recognizes the value of an educational system that provides numerous and meaningful options for students and their parents. School Choice Florida promotes and encourages parental involvement and ensures students have access to a school that meets their needs. As a result of House Bill 7029, students are able to transfer to any school in Osceola County with open seats based on current capacity. Osceola is at the forefront of the Choice movement.

Can I apply after the deadline?

Yes. Late applications will be accepted after February 1, 2021; however, they will not be included in the March 2021 Choice lottery, and may be considered only after all applicants in the wait pool have been assigned.

What additional requirements are needed for my application?

Applicants requesting priority are required to submit the following documents:

  • Military Priority – Active duty orders
  • Foster Care Priority – Placement documents
  • Custody Priority – Court-ordered documents
  • Siblings – Name and date of birth of the sibling attending the requested Choice school
  • Employee Priority – Employee ID number, name of school/department and position
  • An additional application for admission, testing or audition is required for selected schools and programs.
What is the difference between Choice Programs and Choice for Capacity?

Choice programs offer families with students entering kindergarten through grade 12 the opportunity to choose from an array of theme-based curricula offerings at the elementary, middle, and high school levels that provide innovative and rigorous academic instruction by specially trained teachers. These programs provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers. Choice for Capacity are seats available beyond the offered Choice programs. If you are not interested in a Choice program, you may select Choice for Capacity on the Choice application.

Is transportation provided to Choice students?

Transportation is the responsibility of the parent except for eligible programs.

Do I have to reapply for Choice every year?

No. Choice approvals are valid until the highest grade level offered at the Choice school. However, the application becomes null and void if the student withdraws from the Choice school.

How can I check the status of my Choice application?

You may log in to your parent portal or visit www.osceolaschools.net/choice or http://www.myosceolachoice.school and click Check Your Status. If you are unable to check the status online, please email us at choiceprogramapplication@osceolaschools.net.

Do I have to apply every year if my student is not offered a Choice seat?

Yes. If a student is not offered a seat, a new Choice application is required for the following school year. The student will be assigned a new waitlist number during the Choice lottery process if the requested Choice school has more applicants than the amount of seats available.

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