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Controlled Open Enrollment (COE)

The Controlled Open Enrollment application for the 2021-2022 school year is now closed. Late applications will not be accepted.

What is Controlled Open Enrollment?

Beginning the 2017-2018 school year, the School District of Palm Beach County has offered parents and legal guardians the opportunity for their child to apply for and attend a school outside their regular attendance zone through the Controlled Open Enrollment process. Pursuant to F.S. 1002.31, the SDPBC will allow a parent from any school district in the state of Florida whose child is not subject to a current expulsion or suspension, apply for an assignment to an available school for the following school year.

Controlled Open Enrollment—General Information

  • All students entering grades K–12 are eligible to apply
  • Non–Palm Beach County residents are eligible to apply
  • Transportation will not be provided
  • The list of approved schools available will be posted prior to each application window
  • Schools not on the approved list will not be considered
  • Applications will only be accepted during the published annual acceptance dates
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  • Late applications will not be accepted
  • Assignment through Controlled Open Enrollment will not remove a student from a Choice program wait pool

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Choice, Reassignment and Controlled Open Enrollment (English)

Preguntas y Respuestas sobre los Programas Especializados y Carreras Vocacionales (Spanish)

Perguntas Frequentes Sobre o Programa de Especialização e Opções Profissionalizantes (Portuguese)

Kesyon yo poze pi souvan nan Opsyon Espesyalizasyon ak Karyè (Creole)

School Board Policy

Policy 5.018—Controlled Open Enrollment (English)

Norma 5.018—Matriculación Abierta y Admisión Controlada (Spanish)

Regulamento 5.018—Controle de Matrículas em Aberto (Portuguese)

Règleman 5.018—Enskripsyon Piblik (Limite) Kontwole (Creole)