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IRSD to Utilize Web-Based System for School Choice Applications
IRSD to Utilize Web-Based System for School Choice Applications
Posted on 10/16/2017

The Indian River School District will utilize the Data Service Center’s web-based Delaware Public and Charter School Choice Application for 2018-2019.

All IRSD school choice applications for 2018-2019 must be submitted online at schoolchoicede.org. 

The 2018-2019 school choice application period opens on November 6, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. and closes on January 10, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. The district will decide on all applications for Grades 1-12 by February 28, 2018. Parents will have until March 16, 2018 to accept a school’s invitation. Decisions on kindergarten applications will be made in May. 

The Data Service Center’s online system is the school choice application receipt and processing tool for all Delaware public school districts. By submitting online applications at schoolchoicede.org, parents experience a user-friendly interface which allows them to quickly submit applications to the schools of choice for their children.

When visiting schoolchoicede.org for the first time, parents must create an account with a user name and password. It is recommended that the user name be an e-mail address. Once an account has been created, the parent can enter information about his or her child and select the child’s first, second and third school choices. Parents can also apply to special programs such as Spanish immersion, International Baccalaureate and the STEM pathway.    

The system will also designate district schools that are anticipated to have openings for 2018-2019. Schools that are at capacity will be labeled as “Wait List Expected.” Parents will still be permitted to submit applications for wait list schools.

Parents will receive an e-mail confirmation once their school choice application has been submitted. They may review, edit or withdraw an application at any time prior to the January 10, 2018 deadline.

Parents who do not have access to a computer may apply in person at any district school. The online system offers both English and Spanish options for school choice applications.

For more information about school choice or the online application system, please contact the IRSD district office at (302) 436-1000.