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School Choice

School Choice

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System will offer Public School Choice for the 2023-2024 school year from March 1, 2023 to March 28, 2023 to K-12 students zone for and enrolled in schools that received a letter grade of “D” or “F”. 

  • Beginning March 1, 2023, parents/guardians may complete a Public School Choice application.
    • Transportation will be provided to the choice school.
    • Since enrollment is subject to availability, it is possible that your child will not be accepted into the first choice selected.
      • “Capacity” for each school shall be defined as the number of students to be determined by applying the provisions of La. Admin. Code tit. 28, § CXV-913 regarding maximum student enrollment numbers for each classroom (grades K-3 shall be 26 students and in grades 4- 12, 33 students or as amended) of a school site to determine the maximum number of students allowed by multiplying the number of classrooms by the appropriate grade level allowed student enrollment number. Functional capacity for each school with a special program, shall be defined as the number of students per classroom to be determined by the Superintendent and staff based on the needs and characteristics of the special program within the school.
    • If requests outnumber available seats and the choice requests cannot be filled, students will remain at their current school.
  • If you wish for your child to participate in the Choice Program, please complete the online application no later than March 28, 2023.
  • Families who are new residents in the attendance zones of these schools or who reside in one of the zones and plan to transfer into the public school system may complete an application and explain their situation in the ‘Additional Information’ section.
  • New residents to the attendance zones and/or new transfers to the public school system will have fourteen days to apply for school choice.
  • If you are applying for multiple children, you will need to complete an application for each child.