Enrollment and School Choice


    Find Your Zone Assigned School

    Are you a Manatee County resident new to the School District of Manatee County? You may enroll directly at the zone assigned school that serves your address. To enroll, contact your zoned school's office directly for registration times and required documents. Click here to determine your zone assigned school, link to the school office directory, and access the registration checklist.


    Controlled Open Enrollment School Choice

    If you seek to enroll in a School District of Manatee County School other than your zone assigned school for next school year, you may apply during Controlled Open Enrollment.  In the  spring, school choice applications are collected and processed during three separate sessions by school level: High School Choice Session, Middle School Choice Session, and Elementary  School Choice session. School level specific applications are available during each respective session at the Office of Student Assignment, all School Sites, and by clicking here.
    School Choice Open Enrollment Sessions for the 19/20 School Year are as follows:

    High School Choice Session: January 7-18 (Session Closed-Submit Hardship Transfer Request)

    Middle School Choice Session: February 4-15 (Session Closed-Submit Hardship Transfer Request)

    Elementary School Choice Session: March 4-15 (Session Closed-Submit Hardship Transfer Request)


    Student Transfers

    Families who are new to Manatee County or who want to transfer between schools or districts during the current school year may submit a Hardship Request Form if their zone assigned school poses a hardship.  Transfer approval is based on space availability, demonstration of genuine need and student history.

    If you would like to attend a school other than your zone assigned school, you may obtain a Hardship Request Form either from your zone assigned school, by clicking here, or the Office of Student Assignment.

    Please contact the Office of Student Assignment for more information or details on the Hardship Application process via email at StudentAssignment@ManateeSchools.Net or call 941.708.4971.