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Walton County School District

Controlled Open Enrollment

Controlled Open Enrollment


The open enrollment window for the 2022-2023 school year will announced at a later date. Stay tuned.

Controlled Open Enrollment (COE)

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)                     

Freeport Elementary School Dune Lakes Elementary School
South Walton High School Emerald Coast Middle School
Van R. Butler Elementary School Freeport High School
West DeFuniak Elementary School Freeport Middle School
Maude Saunders Elementary School
Mossy Head School
Paxton School
Walton High School
Walton Middle School
Updated September 2021

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. 

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

Do I need to submit a Controlled Open Enrollment Application?

  • Submit a completed application if your student is requesting to attend a new school that is outside of the transportation zone.
  • Do not submit an application if your student is attending or plans to attend a school inside of the 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 your studnet is interested in attending a school outside of the transportation zone, please see Walton County School District's Controlled Open Enrollment Plan using the link below. You will need to complete a Controlled Open Enrollment Application for Attendance and a Controlled Open Enrollment Student Performance Contract for the appropriate school year. Please take the completed application with supporting documentation and the completed student performance contract to the requested school and submit to appropriate school personnel.

2021-2022 School Year
2021-2022 Controlled Open Enrollment Plan
2021-2022 Controlled Open Enrollment Application for Attendance
2021-2022 Controlled Open Enrollment Student Performance Contract


If you would like more information, please contact the school in your transportation zone, the requested school, or the Walton County School District Office at (850) 892-1100.