School Choice allows students to apply for enrollment to one or more schools or programs. Acceptance into a school or program is determined by the student assignment and projection process. This process is based on the student's home address, unless a student applies and is accepted into another school or program within the district. Each school or program has a unique set of rules that determine whether a student's application is accepted.
School Choice Options
School Choice can be used either with Student Assignment logic or without Student Assignment logic.
- School Choice with Student Assignment means the student is assigned to a school based on rules, address boundaries and overrides.
- School Choice without Student Assignment means the student is assigned to a school based on rules.
Prepare Campus for School Choice
|Set System Preferences for School Choice.||System Preferences|
|Create the next school year.||School Years|
|Create and assign District Override types.||Override Type|
|Roll school calendars forward||Calendar Wizard|
|Mark calendars for school choice.||Calendar|
|Set Grade Levels to accept school choice applications.||Grade Levels|
|Add School Boundaries to Addresses||Schools|
|Determine School Choice Preferences||Preferences|
|Determine and modify rules for school choice processing.||Rules|
|Turn on School Choice for Portal viewing, allowing students to submit applications.||Display Options|
Enrollment, Scheduling and Processing
|Roll forward enrollment records.||Enrollment Roll Forward|
|Begin scheduling students for next school year.||Schedule Wizard|
|Process submitted applications.||Process Applications|
|Manually approve, enter and maintain school choice applications.||School Choice|
|Assign overrides as needed to students, calendars and addresses.|
|Generate reports listing students who have application and enrollment conflicts.||Application Conflict Report|
|Generate reports listing student application status.||Application Status Report|
|Post application acceptance and denial decisions.||Post Applications|
|Notify parents and students about school choice decisions.||School Choice Messenger|
|Update multiple applications at one time.||Batch Updates|
Repeat the above steps until the start of the school year, at which point scheduling can be finalized.
System Preference Settings
The following three preferences are used in the School Choice process.
|Preference||School Choice with Student Assignment||School Choice without Student Assignment|
|School Boundary Warnings||On||On|
|Enable Student Assignment Validation||Yes||No|
|Enable Sequential School Choice Application Processing||Yes||Yes|