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School Choice 2020-21 - What you need to know

Dec. 20, 2019 - As we celebrate the holiday season, don't forget that school choice season is just around the corner.

Applications for magnet, special transfer option schools, and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) open on Jan. 1. 2020. Below are a few reminders about the application process to help families as they explore all the education options available to them with Duval County Public Schools.

(Note: District offices will be closed Dec. 24, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020. Staff looks forward to assisting you with any questions and needs when we reopen on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. )

  1. All applications are online. All school choice applications must be completed online. You will need a Parent/Guardian OneView account to access FOCUS so that you can submit your online application(s) for magnet and/or special transfer option school(s). To create a Parent/Guardian Account, click here

  2. Applications open Jan. 1, 2020. Applications will be available in FOCUS through your Parent/Guardian OneView account beginning Jan. 1.

  3. The deadline for magnet, special transfer option schools, and VPK is Feb. 29, 2020. Unlike previous years where there were separate deadlines for magnet programs, special transfer option schools and VPK, all applications for these types of schools must be turned in by Feb. 29, 2020.

  4. The School Choice office has moved! The School Choice office is no longer located in the District Administration building. If you have additional questions you want answered in person, please report to the district's Parent Resource Building located at 4037 Boulevard Center Drive Jacksonville, FL 32207.

  5. School Choice Expo is Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. This expo is your go-to place to preview all public school options in Duval County. Each school will be showcasing their featured programs, so you and your child can be fully informed in making a school choice. The event runs from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Prime Osborne Center. Visit here for more information.

If you additional questions, visit the School Choice website here.


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