ChoiceSchool Choice & Transfer Information
You Have A Choice
Students in Santa Rosa County shall enroll in and attend the school located in their zone. However, there are situations in which a parent may need or desire to have a child attend a Santa Rosa school other than the school in the parent’s residential zone. A parent wishing to do so will need to complete the Request for Student Transfer form and turn the completed it in to the Director of Elementary Education at our district office (Dillon Admin Center).
Due to limited enrollment capacity at each school, requests for student reassignment/ transfer must meet one of the following criteria in order for the request to be approved.
- Active duty military parent,
- Court order,
- Medical need necessitating attendance at a specific school (documented by the student’s healthcare provider),
- Student is already attending the school requested but moved out of the zone, or
- There is an academic or extracurricular program with a course available at one school and not available at the school in their residence zone (typically applies to high schools).
Only those Student Transfer forms that meet school district criteria will be approved.
School Choice Options
Controlled Open Enrollment
During the Controlled Open Enrollment time period from April 12 to May 27, 2019, parents may complete a School Choice form to request that their child attend a Santa Rosa school not located in their zone. The completed form should be turned in to the Elementary Education Office at our district offices.
Completing this form does not mean that the student is automatically able to enroll in and attend the requested school. With School Choice, the requested school must have available space beyond their capacity in order for the request to be approved.
Attendance Zone Finder
Need To Know Your School Zone?
If you need to know which elementary school is zoned for your residential area, head over to the Santa Rosa County School Attendance Zone Finder and enter your address. You would need to click in the circle next to Elementary Schools. The map will reflect the name of the designated elementary school for your address. You may check for the middle and high school zones at this site, as well.
Students per Teacher
No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, political or religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin, or genetic information, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity, or in any employment conditions or practices conducted by this School District, except as provided by law. School Board Policy 2.72.