District to Begin Accepting School Choice Applications on November 5
District Accepting School Choice Applications
Posted on 10/16/2018

The Indian River School District will utilize the Data Service Center’s web-based Delaware Public and Charter School Choice Application for 2019-2020.

All IRSD school choice applications for 2019-2020 must be submitted online at 

The 2019-2020 school choice application period opened on November 5, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and will close on January 9, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. The district will decide on all applications for Grades 1-12 by February 28, 2019. Parents will have until March 15, 2019 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, parents experience a user-friendly interface which allows them to quickly submit applications to the schools of choice for their children. 

When visiting 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 2019-2020. Schools that are at capacity will be labeled as “At Capacity.” Parents will still be permitted to submit applications for at capacity 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 9, 2019 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.