Nov. 3: The Hillsborough Choice Expo, a free interactive event for families interested in elementary, middle or high school choice programs. 3-7 p.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
Nov. 15: Magnet and school choice Exploration Night, 5:30-7 p.m., Leto High, 4409 W Sligh Ave, Tampa. Featuring elementary, middle and high school programs.
Dec. 5: Magnet and school choice Exploration Night, 5:30-7 p.m., Armwood High, 1200 U.S. 92, Tampa. Featuring elementary, middle and high school programs.
Jan. 18, 2018: Magnet and school choice Exploration Night, 5:30-7 p.m., Jefferson High, 4401 W Cypress St, Tampa. For elementary school programs only.
Note: Call individual schools for information on open houses.
The district holds an application period in November, December and January 2018 for magnet programs and other choice options, including cases where students want to change schools because of a hardship. The period for elementary school programs is longer, resuming in January after a pause during winter break.
Elementary school: Nov. 1-Dec. 12 and Jan. 10-31
Middle and high school: Nov. 1-Dec. 12
Families of middle and high school students will find out in late February if they received their desired seat. Elementary school families will find out in early March. Families will be notified by phone and email, with a deadline for responding. Families must respond by the deadline to reserve their seat.
For more information, call the district's Choice Information Line at (813) 272-4692.