School Choice

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  • In Delaware, the school choice program gives families the flexibility to choose the public school that best meets their child’s needs, providing space exists. Delaware residents with school-age children can apply to go to any public school in the state regardless of which Delaware district they reside in, dependent upon available space in the school of choice. Only Delaware residents may apply for this program.

    Transportation to and from a Choice School is up to the parent/guardian. Bus transportation will be provided from an existing Brandywine School District bus stop only if there is space on the bus.  The parent/guardian is responsible for getting the student to the most convenient bus stop with space available.

    To apply for the School Choice program, parents/guardians fill out an online application during the open enrollment period.  Their child must be registered in his/her home feeder school before applying. The open enrollment period is the first Monday of November through the second Wednesday in January. 

  • The Delaware open enrollment period for students entering grades 1-12 begins on the first Monday of November and closes on the second Wednesday in January. The dates this year were November 5, 2018, to January 9, 2019. 

    The open enrollment period for grades 1-12 is now closed.  If you wish to apply for School Choice after the open enrollment period, you must complete a Good Cause Choice Application.  Please click here for information about Good Cause.

    Click here to complete a Good Cause Application for next school year (2019-2020).  En español.

    For students entering kindergarten, the open enrollment period closes on the first day of school in September.  Click here to apply online for 2019-2020 kindergarten only.

    Please note that families cannot use the School Choice application to apply or nominate students for Gifted Services, International Baccalaureate, or Spanish Immersion.  Please click here to learn more.


  • Questions about School Choice?

    Contact Stacy Karpinski by email or at 793-5067.