School Choice Process

School Choice Applications for SY 2020-2021

The application period for school choice will open on March 1st. The deadline for consideration for an appeal is the last day of school for students, May 29, 2020.

Applications submitted after the deadline are not guaranteed a decision prior to the start of school.

Families new to the area need to register their children at their zoned schools. Families who have moved to a different area within Volusia County and would like to stay at their current school may submit an application​ to remain at their currently enrolled school for the remainder of this school year.​

Students new to Volusia schools or new incoming kindergarten may find their zone school below:

Application Process

  1. Obtain a paper application from any Volusia County School or complete an online application. 
  2. If you filled out a paper application, the school will forward the application to the Student Choice Office.
  3. The School Choice Office will process and make decisions on all school choice applications.

Parents will be notified by US Mail or email of the decision.

School Capacity Information - SY 2020-2021

Each Volusia County school is considered a school of choice and will be designated with one of the following classifications: substantial capacity, limited capacity, or at or over capacity. Available school capacity is the primary determining factor for approvals of choice applications. The classification of each school is based on SY 2020-2021 project student enrollments.

School Year 2020-2021

1. Schools that have substantial capacity

2. Schools that have limited capacity:

(Decisions for these schools will be made after the deadline. Depending on the number of applications, a lottery may be held.)

3. Schools that are at or over capacity:

(Approvals of choice applications are extremely limited.)

** School is under construction, no available capacity.



Proposed Attendance Boundary Change

The school district is proposing a change to the attendance boundaries for Citrus Grove (CGE) and George Marks (GME) elementary schools.

The affected area is south of CR15A (Spring Garden Ave); East of Hwy 17; and West of SR 11 (See map below).

This area was previously assigned to George Marks but was moved upon the opening of Citrus Grove Elementary. It will be reassigned to GME upon completion of the new George Marks Elementary. The new school is projected to be ready for occupancy in August 2020.

Current (SY 2017-18) and subsequent kindergarten students will be affected by the rezoning. To ease the transition for these students the district is offering an early reassignment to George Marks through the school choice process. Variance applications are available at both schools or on your parent portal for students with an existing alpha ID.


Attendance Area Maps


Related Resources


Department Contact:

Sandra J. Tweedy-Specialist

Nicole R. Yates
Phone: 386-734-7190 ext. 20645

Theresa Flaherty
Phone: 386-734-7190 ext. 20574