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Lake County School District to accept applications for Educational Choice transfers

Lake County Schools will begin accepting applications for 2021-22 Educational Choice transfers from Lake County residents on Monday, Feb. 1.

The Open Enrollment window will remain open through April 30 for Lake County residents. A second 2021-22 window, for all Florida residents, opens in June.

Educational Choice gives families the flexibility to send their children to any traditional public school, regardless of where in Florida they live, as long as the school has capacity and the family can provide transportation.

If an open school (one with capacity to take additional students) receives more applications than open seats, a random, computerized lottery will be held and selected applicants will be contacted in the order determined by the lottery. Other applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified.

Applications to schools with closed capacity – no room for out-of-zone students – also will be placed on a waiting list in an order determined by a random, computerized lottery. In the event of openings, applicants will be notified in the order determined by the computerized list. Waiting lists expire on the Friday after Labor Day of the new school year.

Learn more about Open Enrollment for Lake County Schools at www.lake.k12.fl.us/EducationalChoice.

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