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School choice application season begins for Pasco County



Pasco parents seeking to place their children in schools other than the ones they are assigned to through attendance zones have a month to apply for another choice. The district will take applications through March 1, and will not begin to review the requests until after that date.

The requests are not considered on a first come-first served basis. They are assessed based on several factors, including available seats in each grade level. That means in some cases, siblings might not get accepted to the same school, as has happened in past years.

Requests made solely to participate in athletics are not considered. See the full set of rules here

Several schools are closed to choice because they are projected to be over capacity. They are: Anclote Elementary School, Oakstead Elementary School, Centennial Middle School, Pine View Elementary School, Chasco Elementary School, Sand Pine Elementary School, Connerton Elementary School, Seven Oaks Elementary School, Cypress Elementary School, Chester W. Taylor Elementary School, Double Branch Elementary School, Veterans Elementary School, Hudson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Land O’ Lakes High School, Thomas E. Weightman Middle School, Dr. John Long Middle School, Wiregrass Ranch High School, Moon Lake Elementary School, and Zephyrhills High School.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 12:19pm]


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