Override Type

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School Choice allows students to attend a different school than the one mandated by their geographic location. Not all districts use this program. In districts where School Choice is used, the district office must create district Override Types. Override Types represent programs that may be assigned to a calendar, household address and/or student. The district determines the functionality of the override type by selecting one or more of the available options.

Override Type Examples

Override Types are created at the DISTRICT level. When assigning these types to calendars, households or addresses, it is done at the SCHOOL level.

Available Override Types

The following options can be assigned to each override type. At least one option should be selected.

Override Type


Allow Portal Applications

Enables portal users to submit school choice applications to this program.

Allow Census Applications

Enables census users with sufficient rights to submit school choice applications to this program.

Continuous Enrollment

Identifies this program as “continuous,” working in conjunction with the Enrollment Roll Forward tool. A student will roll forward to the next grade level in a program set as continuous.

Rolls Forward

Attempts to enroll a student in the next school offering a continuous program if the last grade level offered in the program is reached.

Uses Program Boundaries

Ensures the program set on the household address is followed when using the Enrollment Roll Forward tool. If the student moves and is no longer within the program boundary, the student will roll forward to the resides school boundary set on the household address. This option limits the schools a user is able to select when creating an application to this program for a student based on the allowable schools assigned to the student’s Household Address Overrides tab.

Create Override Types

  1. Click the New button. An Override Type detail editor displays.
  2. Enter a unique Name for the program. The program name must be less than 50 characters in length.
  3. Enter a unique Code. The Code must be less than 15 characters in length and representative of the program name so it is easy to distinguish.
  4. Select the applicable options for the override type.

  5. Click the Save button.

Assign Overrides

After creating Override Types, assign the types to the following locations as needed, depending on the district's or school's and the student's needs.