The Indian River School District will utilize the Data Service Center’s web-based Delaware Public and Charter School Choice Application for 2019-20.

IRSD school choice applications for 2019-20 must be submitted at schoolchoicede.org.

The 2019-20 school choice application period opens at 8 a.m. Nov. 5 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Jan. 9, 2019. The district will decide on applications for first through 12th grade by Feb. 28, 2019. Parents will have until March 15, 2019, to accept a school’s invitation. Decisions on kindergarten applications will be made in May.

The Data Service Center’s online system is the school choice application receipt and processing tool for all Delaware public school districts. By submitting online applications at schoolchoicede.org, parents experience a user-friendly interface which allows them to submit applications to the schools of choice for their children.

When visiting schoolchoicede.org for the first time, parents must create an account with a username and password. It is recommended that the user name be an email address. Once an account has been created, the parent can enter information about his or her child and select the child’s first, second and third school choices. Parents can also apply to special programs such as Spanish immersion, International Baccalaureate and the STEM pathway.

The system will also designate district schools that are anticipated to have openings for 2019-20. Schools that are at capacity will be labeled as “At Capacity.” Parents will still be permitted to submit applications for at capacity schools.

Parents will receive an email confirmation once their school choice application has been submitted. They may review, edit or withdraw an application at any time prior to the Jan. 9, 2019 deadline.

Parents who do not have access to a computer may apply in person at any district school. The online system offers English and Spanish options for school choice applications.

For more, call 436-1000.