Office of Student Assignment and Zoning
School Choice/Controlled Open Enrollment - 2020-21 School Year applications open in Spring
The timeline for School Choice/Controlled Open Enrollment has changed. The application window will open by early April with decisions being available by May 15th.
Please check back on this website for updated information.
Request for Assignment Exception
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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. The form for applying can be downloaded by clicking on the link entitled Request for Assignment Exception. 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 please contact the District's Zoning Office at (352) 955-7700 to verify school attendance zone information.
Department email address: zoning (@gm.sbac.edu)
Fax: (352) 955-7990
Director FTE / State Reporting and Office of Student Assignment
Ph (352) 955-7712
Supervisor, Office of Student Assignment
Ph (352) 955-7700
Specialist II, Student Assignment
Ph (352) 955-7700