The Online Application Process

Q. How long does it take to complete the online application process? Typically, the process should take roughly 10 minutes

Q. What if I do not have access to a computer? You can submit the application from a mobile device, or you can contact the school for assistance.

Q. Is there another way of submitting an application other than online? We will not accept paper applications, only the online application. This may be done at a school or in the office of School Choice and Magnet Programs.

Q. Once I've submitted the application electronically, how will I know that the submission is successful? Once the application is completed online, you will receive a generated message based on the email address you provided when you created an account.

Q. Should I allow anyone else to use my account? It is the user's responsibility to protect the integrity of any information entered into the system. This includes but is not limited to passwords or personal information about you or your child. You must also agree not to share your login information or password with anyone except a parent or legal guardian.

Q. Once I submit my application, may I go in and make changes? No, you may withdraw an application, but to make changes, you must contact the School Choice office at 352-671-7743.

Selection Process

Q. Are students selected based on a first-come, first-serve process? No, all eligible applications submitted by the application deadline will be entered into the lottery.

Q. How is the lottery conducted? The lottery is based on the applications received and the school's capacity. The online system randomly generates the list of applicants to be awarded seats. Waitlists are generated if the number of applications exceeds the school's capacity.

Q. When will parents be notified if they are selected to participate in a program? Parents will receive notification by email if their child has been selected once the lottery has been completed.

Q. What if my child is not selected for the initial lottery process? Once vacancies become available, students on the waiting list may be offered seats.

Who Attends Magnet Programs?

Magnet schools and programs attract students from all over Marion County, not just surrounding school attendance zones. Admission is application-based, and some schools and programs require minimum testing levels and auditions. Admission may also depend on school enrollment and space availability.