• Controlled Open Enrollment

  • Duval County Public Schools has a Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) plan that allows parents to enroll children in a school outside of the attendance area. Parents are allowed to select one magnet and/or one special transfer option school. If a family accepts a special assignment, any waitlisted application for 2023 - 2024 will be cancelled.  

    Controlled Open Enrollment applications will be placed at the end of the existing waitlist in a first-come, first-served manner. Placement is not guaranteed.


    COE Applications Dates 

      • 2nd Quarter: October 4th - 6th, this application window has closed.
      • 3rd Quarter: December 13th - 15th, this application window has closed.
      • 4th Quarter: March 6th - 8th


    If a student is placed at a new school, families will be notified by a member of the School Choice team.  You will only be contacted if/when a seat becomes available.  

    • Parents will receive an email notification if a student is placed in a new school.
    • Applications will be processed if there is seat availability.
    • Applications are not assigned a wait list number.

    For more information about this option, parents are encouraged to make an appointment with a school choice specialist. 

  • General Information

    • All students entering grades K–12 are eligible to apply
    • Non–Duval County residents are eligible to apply
    • Transportation is the responsibility of parent/guardian for special transfer option schools 
    • Transportation details for magnet schools
    • Schools not listed will not be considered
    • Late applications will not be accepted
    • COE applications are processed in the order in which they are received
    • If there is seat availability, families will receive notification of placement/assignment and next steps from the Office of School Choice
    • Upload a copy of your child's most current transcript when submitting applications to high school programs at Darnell-Cookman, Paxon, Stanton, and Wolfson.