Resources to assist with completing school choice applications

Jan. 11, 2023 – If you missed out on School Showcase Saturday, don’t fret!

You still have time to research schools, take tours, and speak with school leaders to help determine the best choice for your child for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.

Below are helpful resources. Don’t forget – the deadline to apply for a magnet school, special transfer option school, or VPK is Tuesday, Feb. 28.

  • Call the School Choice Hotline – Representatives are available to assist with the application process. Just call 904-348-7777.  The hotline is available now through Feb. 28. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM.
  • Plan to attend a virtual Parent Information Session – Families can also attend a virtual Parent Information Session for assistance with the application process. There are four sessions scheduled: Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and Feb. 23. Each session is scheduled from 6 – 7 PM. (Note – The Feb. 2 session is specifically designed for Spanish-speaking families.)
  • Review the 2023-24 School Choice Reference GuideThe guide contains a list of all schools with a snapshot of their special programs and educational offerings. Information about the application process, the lottery, and important dates is also provided.

Reminder –The applications are available online in Focus. Parents must have a parent account and be linked to students to access the applications. Visit this step-by-step guide on creating a parent account.

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