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        About Choice Programs                                   Application Deadlines for SY 2024–2025
        To learn more about the Choice programs available in Palm Beach   December 8, 2023*:  Application deadline if either of the two
        County:                                                 choices is one of the following Arts schools:
           · Visit the Department of Choice and Career Options website at     · Bak Middle School of the Arts — Communications, Dance,
                          Music (Band, Keyboard/Piano, Orchestral/Strings, Vocal), Theatre,
           · Explore the Choice options and submit your application at  Visual Arts
                                    · The Conservatory School @ North Palm Beach — Music—Band
           · Explore all programs at the virtual Showcase of Schools   and Music—Orchestral Strings
           webpage at            · A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts — Communications, Dance,
           · View school websites and attend their Open House      Digital Media,  Music  (Band,  Keyboard/Piano,  Strings,  Vocal),
           · Email questions to  Theatre (Acting, Musical, Technical), and Visual Arts
           · For detailed information regarding the Choice process, visit    · Boynton Beach Community High School  — Dance, Digital
                          Media, Music—Band, Music—Vocal, Theatre, and Visual Arts
                                                                   · West Boca Raton Community High School — Dance,  Music—
        Choice and Career Academy Programs                         Band, Music—Vocal, and Theatre (Acting, Musical, Technical)
        Families with students entering Pre–Kindergarten through Grade
        12 have the opportunity to choose from an array of theme–based   January 26, 2024*: Application deadline for all Choice programs
        curricula offerings at the elementary, middle, and high school   other than the Arts programs listed above.
        levels that provide innovative and rigorous academic instruction by   Late applications will be accepted during published dates.
        specially trained teachers. Students may apply for one or two Choice
        or Career Academy programs with available space. Selection for   All late applications must be submitted online. *The Choice
        placement is made in the spring of each year via a lottery process.   application deadline date(s) may be subject to change as a result of
        Transportation is provided only for designated transportation zones.   unforeseen conditions including, but not limited to:  District/school
        These programs provide students with a pathway to postsecondary   closings, delay in school district daily operations, changes in school
        education and careers.                                  calendar, holidays, testing, etc. Updated deadline dates will be
        Choice Programs
        Choice programs include the K–12 Arts continuum, K–12 International   Application Options for In–House and Choice
        Baccalaureate continuum, K–12 Dual Language continuum,   Programs
        elementary and secondary Cambridge Academy programs, STEM
        (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs at all   In-House Programs
        levels, elementary Montessori, STEAM (STEM + Arts), Environmental   Programs designated as "In–House" are available only to students
        and Animal Science, and Health and Wellness programs.
                                                                who are zoned to attend the school with that program. Applications
        Career Academy Programs—Preparation for                 to In–House programs are highly encouraged because they increase
        Targeted Industries                                     the probability of student assignment to the program. Students who
                                                                are assigned to an in-house program may not continue if they move
        As you work with your child on making the best educational choices   out of the attendance zone.
        and  career  planning,  please  visit  the FLDOE website  and  utilize
        the interest inventories available. This link provides free career and   Choice Programs
        education planning tools that will assist your student in choosing an   Programs designated as  "Choice"  are available to  all  students,
        educational pathway that aligns with their career of choice.  Please   regardless of attendance zone. If the student is applying for a Choice
        have your student access the information on this link and take   program that is offered at his/her zoned school, the zoned school
        advantage of the resources available.  Students should also make   program may be listed as the first choice. Students who are assigned
        an appointment to speak with their school counselor for further   to a Choice program as an in-boundary student may not continue if
        assistance as they decide on applying for a Choice program.  they move out of the attendance zone.

        Targeted Industries                                     Diversity of Programs
        The Palm Beach County School District is preparing students for   All school–aged students are eligible to apply for a Choice program.
        careers in a variety of targeted sectors as aligned with the county's   ESE, ELL and 504 students are encouraged to apply to a Choice
        economic development and workforce needs.  As your student plans   program. If assigned to the school, an ESE team will convene to
        their career path, they may wish to consider programs in targeted   ensure the student’s needs can be supported at the assigned school.
        industries such as Aviation/Aerospace/Engineering, Information
        Technology/Telecommunications, and Healthcare. All of these areas
        offer a multitude of career opportunities for high–skill, high–wage

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