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Controlled Open Enrollment (COE)

The Controlled Open Enrollment application for the 2020-2021 school year is now closed. Late applications will not be accepted.

Results of the COE lottery FY21 will be released June 12, 2020

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)