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 or click here for ONLINE REGISTRATION INFORMATION.
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 the School Choice dates.
School Choice for the school year 2021/2022 is set for December 1, 2020 - January 15, 2021.
The online school choice application process requires a FOCUS parent portal account LINKED to the student applying.
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 class size allocation, demonstration of genuine need and student history.
If you would like to attend a school other than your zone assigned school, the online application process requires a FOCUS parent portal account LINKED to the student applying.