Clay County school district’s controlled open enrollment applications available through June 14

Zoey Fields

The Clay County school district is accepting applications for controlled open enrollment for the 2023-24 school year beginning Wednesday (May 31) through June 14.

Florida law requires that school boards adopt a policy that gives parents and students the ability to seek enrollment in a school other than their zoned school of attendance. The controlled open enrollment process allows parents to view schools that are not yet at capacity and complete an application to enroll their child or children.

Parents and guardians must complete an application for each individual child they wish to enroll; this means multiple applications if wishing to enroll multiple children, according to the school district webpage.

Click here to view the application. Incomplete or incorrect applications will not be processed and will, therefore, disqualify the student from attending the desired school.

Click here to view the list of available Clay County schools.

Acceptance or waitlist communications will be sent out the week of June 19 through the 22, according to the Clay County school district webpage. After June 22, remaining available seats will be awarded in order of application submission.

On Sept. 11, newly available seats will be put on the school district website with application information.

A lottery selection for an available seat at full-capacity schools will occur on June 15. The parent or guardian must register the student in the specified school within 10 business days of receiving notification to accept the seat.
Controlled open enrollment applications are open through June 14. Notifications about acceptance will begin June 19.Photo byClay County District Schools

Lottery seats are prioritized for students on a scale (seen below):

  • Dependent children of an active duty military personnel whose move resulted from military orders
  • Children who have been relocated due to a foster care placement in a different school zone
  • Children who move due to a court-ordered change in custody due to a separation or divorce or due to serious illness or death of a custodial parent
  • Children who live in Clay County

In the event that all students listed above are assigned to the school of their parent/guardian’s choosing, lottery seats will be assigned to out-of-county applicants.

Click here for more information about applications and to view frequently asked questions about controlled open enrollment.

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