With hundreds of learning options available, we know things can get confusing. 

    Use the Enrollment FAQ below as a guide to knowing how to make the best decision for your child.

    If you have questions, you can always contact us. Schedule an in-person or online appointment or send an email to school_choice@duvalschools.org.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • I am new to Jacksonville/Duval County. How do I register my child for school?

  • What is a Career and Technical Education?

  • How do I apply for a High School Acceleration Program?

  • What is a Special Transfer Option school?

  • Am I guaranteed to get in if I apply?

  • What is a dedicated magnet school?

  • Do I have to apply for a magnet program?

  • What are magnet programs?

  • How can I find my neighborhood/attendance area school?

  • How do I register a child who is coming from a district-VPK to Kindergarten?

  • How do I register a child who is coming from a non-district-VPK to Kindergarten?

Duval Virtual

  • The enrollment window for DVIA is closed, what other virtual education options are available to my family?

  • How can I register for Duval Virtual Instruction Academy?

  • Is Duval HomeRoom available?

  • How do I return my child to our neighborhood school?

Magnet/Special Transfer Option Programs/Schools

  • Do I need to get the principal’s signature?

  • What are magnet programs?

  • Do I have sibling preference?

  • What do I do if the information about my student is incorrect on the online application?

  • Do I have to make 2 magnet choices and 1 Special Transfer Option choice?

  • How do I know that you have received my application?

  • What happens if I miss the deadline?

  • Does a magnet student give up their traditional course offerings?

  • Is a magnet school better than my zoned neighborhood school?

  • What is the advantage of attending a magnet school/program?

  • Can anyone apply to a magnet school?

  • Is transportation provided for magnet programs?

  • Do I have to apply for a magnet program?

  • Can I apply to enroll my child in a school outside of my attendance zone?

  • What happens if the first day of school arrives, and my child is still on a waitlist?

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