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GENERAL INFORMATION


         For additional information regarding Admission and Audition   enrollment of  95% or more, will  be  able to  apply  to  a  ‘like’
         Guidelines, visit the individual school site:             program that is being offered at another school.
                                                                   · All  grade  appropriate  students  may  apply  first  choice  to  the
              · Bak Middle School of the Arts:                     following full Choice schools: Morikami Park Elementary School,
             http://www.msoa.com/                                  Northboro Elementary School, Poinciana Elementary School, S.D.
              · The Conservatory School @ North Palm Beach:        Spady Elementary School, Bak Middle School of the Arts,  Don
             https://csnp.palmbeachschools.org/                    Estridge High Tech Middle School, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the
              · A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts:                  Arts, Suncoast Community High School, and Village Academy.
             https://dsoa.palmbeachschools.org/                    · All grade appropriate students may also apply to the 6-8 Choice
              · Boynton Beach Community High School (Arts programs):  programs offered at the following K-8 schools: Addison Mizner
             https://bbhs.palmbeachschools.org/                    School, Hidden Oaks, North Grade, Plumosa, The Conservatory
              · West Boca Raton Community High School (Performing Arts)   School @ North Palm Beach, Verde.
             https://wbrh.palmbeachschools.org/
         Parents/guardians who believe their child was not allowed an   Eligibility of Applicants
         equitable opportunity to a Choice program during the audition or   In order to be considered eligible for the lottery, applicants must
         eligibility process as a result of a technical problem or inequity, may   meet specific criteria:
         request an appeal.                                        · All applicants must meet age and residency requirements.
             · An application for an appeal of Choice program eligibility must     · There are no pre–k or elementary Choice program eligibility
            be  submitted  within  five  (5)  school  days  of  the  audition  date   criteria, with the exception of Dual Language Programs. Due to
            to the Director of Choice and Career Options.  Click here to   the rigor of Dual Language Programs after grade 1, applicants
            download the Choice Program Application for Appeal.    must receive an eligible score on a fluency exam to determine
                                                                   eligibility. Students entering a Spanish Dual Language Program
                                                                   for  the  first  time  in  grades  2–5  must  pass  a  fluency  exam  to
         Available Seats in Choice Programs                        determine eligibility prior to being made eligible for the Choice
         The greatest number of available seats at each school is for students   lottery.
         entering grades kindergarten (K), six (6), or nine (9). The Choice     · Students not meeting the eligibility criteria will not be considered
         booklet provides a range of available seats for each program. These   in the lottery for that program.
         numbers are not a guarantee of the number of available seats for     · If  a  student  is  determined  ineligible  for  his/her  first  choice
         the 2021–2022 Choice lottery as they are impacted by changing real   selection, the second Choice program selection on the application
         estate markets, projected enrollment and/or boundary changes.  does not move to the first choice preference.
                                                                   · Students may not apply to a Choice program at the same school
         Choice Program Selections                                 where they are currently on probation.
         One application per student may be submitted. A maximum of two     · If a student is exited from a Choice program, he/she is no longer
         Choice programs per application may be selected. Applicants rank   eligible to apply for the same Choice program at the exited
         first  and  second  choices  in  order  of  preference.  First  and  second   school in any future application cycle.
         choices do not have equal chances of being selected. Selection
         of a second choice does not decrease a student’s chance of being   GPA Calculations for Eligibility
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         assigned to their first choice.                           · Incoming 9  grade applicants: GPA is calculated using the
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                                                                   average of all classes  for the 4th quarter of grade 7 and the 1 &
            · Choices may be any combination of programs or schools, with the   2  quarters of grade 8.
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           exception of the Duplicate Program section below.       · Incoming 10 –12  grade applicants: GPA will be based on
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            · Programs with limited numbers of available seats may not have   student’s earned GPA at the time of eligibility determination.
           any second choice students assigned in the lottery.     · GPA  calculations  for  any  private  middle  school  (grades  6–8)
            · One application program selection change will be allowed after   applicants on trimester schedules will be accommodated prior to
           submission and before the published deadline dates.     the release of the lottery results.
            · Applications with an audition–based Arts program selection may
           not be changed after the earlier deadline date of December 18,   Home Education Students
           2020.                                                Eligible Home Education students must be full–time residents of Palm
                                                                Beach County.  In order to determine eligibility for many programs,
         Duplicate Programs                                     Home Education student’s report cards, transcripts and/or portfolios
         If the student is applying for a Choice program that is offered at his/  must be submitted to the applicant's school(s) for determination
         her zoned school, the zoned school program must be listed as the   of eligibility, no later than February 5, 2021. The eligibility
         first  choice  or  the  application  will  not  be  processed,  with  limited   documentation may also be uploaded to the online application
         exceptions:                                            through January 29, 2021. Contact the Choice Coordinator at the
            · Students who are zoned to attend a school that has a current   school(s)  for  more  information  or  e–mail  Home–Ed  questions  to
                                                                homeed@palmbeachschools.org.



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