Parent Involvement |
A student's attendance area is assigned based on the address of their parent/guardian. School boundaries are established annually and approved by the School Board in accordance with Florida Statutes and School Board Policy 5000. After the first day of school, students must be enrolled in and attending their assigned Broward County Public School in order to be considered for reassignment.
Reassignments will not be granted to schools that are at capacity, critically overcrowded schools or to schools approaching the critically overcrowded criteria. All out-of-county reassignment requests will be denied unless they are renewals or from parents/guardians who are School Board employees.
Student Reassignment Forms must be submitted between May 1st and June 15th for the following school year.
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AYP/No Child Left Behind
Title I schools that do not make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for at least two years in a row come under what the Federal Government calls school improvement status. All students who are enrolled in these schools are eligible for school choice. This includes incoming sixth grade to middle school or Kindergarten students who are registered to attend that elementary school. For more complete information visit .
Broward County Schools provides various school choices for you and your school-age children. If you believe that your assigned school is not the best choice for your child, there are other options to choose from:
- Reassignment – Pick a different school if your assigned school is overcrowded
You can apply for attendance at another school in the District that is not overcrowded. The student must FIRST be enrolled in the assigned school. Just follow these steps:
- Complete a.
- These applications must be submitted between May 1 and six weeks before the new school year starts for first semester; between December 1 and January 15 for second semester.
- If reassignment is granted, transportation is the responsibility of the parents or guardian.
- If the reassignment is denied, you may appeal to the Superintendent's Hardship Committee through a written request to the Placement/Reassignment Department, 7770 West Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise,Florida 33351.
Certain restrictions apply to this process, so review the detailed instructions online or through the principal’s office of your current school.
Charter Schools – Choose a private operator
Charter Schools offer another choice for parents. These are state-funded public schools run by private companies. They are free to create their own class materials, teaching style and rules. Enrollment requires a personal visit to the school.
For a list of charter schools in Broward County and information about each, .
Magnet Schools – Focus on a subject
Magnet Schools offer the chance to get a deeper education in a specific subject area such as science, technology, the arts or international business. These focused programs offer practical, hands-on experiences. Applicatiare available at or at any public school and must be sent to the Broward Schools offices at 600 SE 3rd Avenue, 4th floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301. Some programs require a certain grade point average. For more information, visit
Nova Schools– Chose a unique learning community
The four Nova schools offer kindergarten through adult students a high quality education focused on student achievement. Any Broward County resident is eligible to attend the Nova Schools. Students on the existing waiting list get priority. Applications are available and must be submitted between the first day of school in January through March 31. Go to departments, then pupil placement.
CollegeAcademy at BCC – Two diplomas at once
Entering high school juniors with a 3.0 grade point and teacher recommendation, among other requirements, may enter this program. The two-year academy allows students to graduate with both a high school diploma and a two-year associates of arts degree from Broward Community College. See our Distance Learning page for more information.
Other Options Include:
Students eligible for gifted placement are identified by their schools and further determined by guidelines set by the State of Florida. For more information, visit . Click on departments, then advanced academics.
CTACECareer, Technical and Adult/Community Education
(CTACE) programs help prepare students for technical careers. Certain programs start in middle school and go through job placement assistance. For more information, contact Director John J. Miracola at 754-321-2647. Visit our Distance Learning and High School pages for more information on alternative learning programs.
Information about Home School Education, including enrollment, termination, forms, annual evaluations and frequently asked questions can be found through the .
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