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         Application Address & Residency                        Application Options for Submission
         The student’s address as identified in the District’s student information   Online: The Choice program application is available online at
         system (SIS), must be current and must match the address of the during published application window
         parent/guardian at the time of application submission. If the student’s   dates. Prior to submitting an application, the parent/guardian must
         residency has recently changed, the address must be updated at the   create a Family Dashboard; only one username and password may be
         student’s current Palm Beach County School District school prior to   used per student account. It is recommended that parents/guardians
         the submission of an application. Changes to an address after the   share this information with the student’s other legal parent/guardian;
         application and/or lottery process may affect the application status   the Choice department staff cannot provide access or information
         or Choice assignment.                                  to non-custodial parents. For the safety of the student, department
                                                                staff will not provide application access or student information to
         The parent and  student must be full–time Palm  Beach County   divorced/separated/non-custodial parents who are unaware of their
         residents from the time the application is submitted. Non–Palm   child's application status without legal documentation to do so.
         Beach County residents are ineligible to apply for a Choice program
         unless the parent or guardian are full–time employees of the School   Applications are not complete until you receive an order/confirmation
         District of Palm Beach County.                         number email. An email will be sent to the address on record. If you
                                                                are not receiving communications regarding your child's application,
         Divorced/Separated Parents                             be sure to check your "Spam/Junk" folder. You may also check your
         If parents are divorced/separated, the primary address in SIS at   family dashboard for the current application submission status and
         the time of application submission will be used to determine   updates.
         Change of Address after Application Submission         The Arts Programs at the following schools require auditions to
            · If the address of the applicant changes after application   determine eligibility:
           submission,  an  e–mail  notification  may  be  sent  to  review  their   Bak Middle School of the Arts (all programs), The Conservatory
           choices based on the student’s new address.          School @ North Palm Beach (grades 6–8), A.W. Dreyfoos School of
            · Applications that are not updated after an address has changed   the Arts (all programs), Boynton Beach Community High School Arts
           may become ineligible for the Choice lottery.        programs, and West Boca Raton Community High Arts programs
            · Address changes due to relocation are not allowed after the   (Dance, Music–Band, Music–Vocal, and Theatre)
           published application deadlines.
            · Failure to update an address after a move takes place, may result   Applicants will be scheduled for an audition by the individual
           in a revocation of a Choice assignment.              Arts school. Applicants will be notified via e–mail of the audition
            · Applicants who move out of Palm Beach County at any time   procedures and the time and date of student audition
           before, during or after the lottery application and/or assignment
           process will have their application marked ineligible and/or seat     · The Audition procedures for each school will be published,
           assignment revoked due to a move out of the county.     annually, by each school requiring auditions. These guidelines will
            · Applicants assigned to a Choice program as an in–boundary   identify the platform for student auditions for that current year.
           student who relocate prior to the first day of the school year will   Any applicant applying to a program requiring an Audition must
           be removed from the in–boundary assigned list and placed in   adhere to the current district guidance regarding the audition
           an out–of–boundary wait pool. If a seat becomes available, the   process. Additional information will be provided by the individual
           student may be assigned as an out–of–boundary applicant.   school.
            · An in–boundary student who has been enrolled in a Choice     · Unless otherwise instructed, students must be physically present
           program (Elementary students —at least three years; Secondary   for an audition. If a child is ill on the date of the audition, that
           students—at least two years) may remain in the program as an Out   student may be considered for a new audition date and time
           of Boundary student (OOB) upon relocation, if there are available   upon receipt of a medical doctor’s written verification of illness.
           seats, the school’s principal approves, and the student continues   This verification must be submitted to the appropriate Arts school
           to abide by the terms of the Choice Program contract. Proof of   within three (3) school days of the student’s scheduled audition. A
           move date must be submitted and verified by the Department of   new audition date and time will be selected by the school only if
           Choice and Career Options.                              there are more audition dates available.
            · Students who are in a wait pool for a Choice program as an out-    · It  is  the parent/guardian’s  responsibility  to  notify  the  audition
           of-boundary applicant will not be moved to an in-boundary wait   school of a currently active or pending IEP or 504 plan at the
           pool or in-boundary assignment list as the result of a relocation   audition registration and/or on the audition date(s).
           after the lottery in conducted.                         · Higher audition eligibility scores are required for ascending grade
            · Students who are assigned as an “in-boundary” student to a   levels at Bak Middle School of the Arts, The Conservatory School
           Choice or In-House program may have their placement revoked if   @ North Palm Beach, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Boynton
           they move out of the attendance zone.                   Beach High School Arts Programs, and West Boca Raton  High
            · A student who is enrolled in an In–house program is not eligible   School Arts Programs (Dance, Music–Band, Music–Vocal, and
           to remain in the program if he/she relocates outside of the school   Theatre). Contact the individual school for more information.
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