Welcome to Zoning (Office of Student Assignment)
Department e-mail: zoning (@gm.sbac.edu) Phone: (352) 955-7700 Fax: (352) 955-7990
Martha Dean Manager, Office of Student Assignment e-mail: deanme
Dawn Boyer Specialist II, Student Assignment e-mail: boyerd
Summer Harris Specialist I, Student Assignment e-mail: harrissl
Amber Kelley Specialist I, Student Assignment e-mail: kelleyal
Kim Benefield Specialist, Program Services e-mail: benefieldkm
New Alachua County Student School Enrollment
Click the link above for more information about enrollment and the link to the online enrollment application.
The Office of Student Assignment assigns school to property parcels based on geographic location within the county. Each parcel is assigned to an elementary, middle and high school. These are referred to as zoned schools. Students residing on a given property must attend the school to which the property is assigned.
Parents may apply to have their students attend schools other than their zoned schools. This is managed through the school choice/controlled open enrollment process, offered each spring for the following school year. Any school choice applications received after the deadline are placed at the bottom of the waiting list and processed only as time permits.
Parents who miss the school choice window or experience unforeseen circumstances may apply for a zoning exception based on specific hardship criteria. Requests not based on hardship reasons are to be treated as a request for school choice/controlled open enrollment. Zoning exceptions are granted for a single school year and must be renewed annually. Exceptions can be revoked at any time for student disciplinary problems, excessive absences or tardiness.
New residents or families with questions about what school your child is zoned to attend - please contact the District's Office of Student Assignment/Zoning Office at email@example.com or (352) 955-7700 to verify school attendance zone information.
** Controlled Open Enrollment for
2024-2025 School Year **
Applications for the 2024-2025 School Year will open February 1, 2024, and will close March 31, 2024.
Updates to the timeline and the application form will be posted here at a later date.
Request for Zoning Exception
School year 2023-24 Zoning Exceptions are now being taken via fillable form (below). Please make sure you indicate the correct school year date.
The Office of Student Assignment/Zoning is not accepting zoning exceptions for the 2024-25 school year until further notice.
Below is a link to an updated fillable application for Zoning Exception requests!
Once you submit the application, it will automatically be sent to our Zoning email. If you are more comfortable printing the form and emailing the completed form, you may email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Include specific information as to the reason why you need the zoning exception.