School Choice

School Choice 2022-2023 Information - Online Application

The Indian River School District will utilize the Data Service Center’s web-based Delaware Public and Charter School Choice Application for 2022-2023.

All IRSD school choice applications for 2022-2023 must be submitted online at

The 2022-2023 school choice application period will open on November 1, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. and closes on January 12, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. The district will decide on all applications for Grades 1-12 by February 28, 2022. Parents will have until March 19, 2022 to accept or decline a school’s invitation. Decisions on kindergarten applications will be made in May 2022.  

Parents of incoming kindergarten students who wish to apply for school choice must first register the child at his or her home school and then apply for school choice. IRSD will not process kindergarten applications for students who have not first registered at their home school. 

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. The online system offers both English and Spanish options for school choice applications.

When visiting, 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. A separate application must be submitted for each child. Parents can also apply to the Spanish Immersion Program for Kindergarten (certain conditions apply for application of Spanish Immersion in subsequent grades).   

The system will also designate district schools that are anticipated to have openings for 2022-2023. Schools that are at capacity will be labeled as “At Capacity.” Parents will still be permitted to submit applications for “At Capacity” schools. However, these applications may be placed on a waitlist or denied due to capacity.

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 12, 2022, deadline with the use of the established user name and password.

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

School Choice 2022-2023 Information

After school choice application period for 2022-2023 expires on January 12, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., you may still apply using the "Good Cause" application, which can be accessed by clicking on the link below. Students must meet the "Good Cause" criteria in order to be considered for school choice.


 Preston Lewis, Administrator of Student Services

(302) 436-1000