Pasco school choice application period open

Middle and high schools go first, followed by elementary schools.
Students seek schedule changes at the newly remodeled media center of Krinn Technical, Pasco County's new technical high school. [Jeffrey S. Solochek | Times]
Students seek schedule changes at the newly remodeled media center of Krinn Technical, Pasco County's new technical high school. [Jeffrey S. Solochek | Times]
Published December 5

Middle and high school families seeking to change their children's school assignments for the 2019-20 academic year have another week to apply for their preferred campus.

The district has opened all options, including open enrollment, magnet schools and specialty programs, for online applications through Dec. 14.

In past years, the selections were made available in separate choice windows. This time, the district decided to combine them all, then send out all decisions in February — months earlier than before.

Parents would then have two weeks to accept or decline an offer.

Several schools are frozen to choice, because their enrollment is projected to exceed 90 percent. That's the level at which the School Board set in policy to represent a school being full, to ensure space for continued growth without requiring more portable classrooms.

Those listed as available are Chasco, Crews Lake, Gulf, Hudson and Paul R. Smith middle schools, and Anclote, Hudson, River Ridge and Krinn Technical high schools.

Elementary school choice is scheduled for Jan. 8 through Jan. 18.

To apply, go to www.pasco.k12.fl.us/ed_choice.

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