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Walton County School District

Controlled Open Enrollment

Controlled Open Enrollment

OPEN ENROLLMENT WINDOW NOW CLOSED

January 3 - March 16, 2018

Controlled Open Enrollment

The School Board of Walton County is adopting a policy guiding Controlled Open Enrollment as required by law under State Statute 1002.31, Florida Statutes. Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) allows a parent from any district in Florida to enroll and transport his or her student to any public school that has not reached capacity. Certain students, such as dependents of active duty military whose move resulted from military orders, or students relocated due to foster care placement, receive priority for seat assignment within a school.

District School Capacities

At or Above Capacity (Closed to COE)                   

Under Capacity (Open to COE)                     

Bay Elementary School Freeport High School
Emerald Coast Middle School Freeport Middle School
Freeport Elementary School Maude Saunders Elementary School
South Walton High School Mossy Head School
Van R. Bulter Elementary School Paxton School
West DeFuniak Elementary School Walton High School
WISE
Walton Middle School

Are there any district schools that are not part of the Controlled Open Enrollment process?

The following schools are either a Magnet program, an alternative school, or a Charter school and have separate criteria for admissions. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information. 

      Seacoast Collegiate High School
Seaside School
Walton Academy
    WISE Alternative Learning Center
Walton In"10"sity School of Excellence

Do I need to submit a Controlled Open Enrollment Application?

  • Submit an application if you are requesting to attend a new school for the 2018-2019 school year that is outside of your transportation zone.
  • Do not submit an application if you are attending school inside your transportation zone.
  • Charter Schools:  Charter schools are public schools that are a part of Florida's program of public education. The School Board of Walton County is the sponsor of the charter schools located in Walton County, but they do not govern them. Please contact the specific charter school of interest for more information on their application process.

Application Process

If you are interested in attending a school outside of your transportation zone during the 2018-2019 school year, please see the School Board of Walton County's approved Controlled Open Enrollment Plan. You will need to complete a 2018-2019 Controlled Open Enrollment Application for Attendance and a 2018-2019 Controlled Open Enrollment Student Performance Contract. Take the completed application with supporting documentation and the completed student performance contract to the requested school and submit to appropriate school personnel.

Questions?

If you would like more information, please contact the school in your transportation zone or the requested school or the WCSD office at (850) 892-1100, Ext: 1444.