School Choice

The Indian River School District is now utilizing Delaware’s Public and Charter School Choice Application. All IRSD school choice applications for 2020-2021 must be submitted online using this system. Follow the links below to submit an application.


The 2020-2021 school choice application period opens on November 4, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and closes on January 8, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. The district will decide on all applications for Grades 1-12 by February 24, 2020. Parents will have until March 16, 2020 to accept a school’s invitation. Decisions on kindergarten applications will be made in May. 

The system will designate district schools that are anticipated to have openings for 2020-2021. 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 8, 2020 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.

After school choice application period for 2020-2021 expires on January 8, 2020 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.