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    School Choice

    Seattle Public Schools students are initially assigned to a designated attendance area elementary, middle, or high school based on each student's home address. To view the attendance area schools for your address, use the address lookup tool on our About Our Schools webpage.

    Students may apply for assignment to a different school (or program) through School Choice. It is not guaranteed that students will be assigned to the school (or program) of their choice; students are only guaranteed assignment to their attendance area school. Additional information about option schools, including individual GeoZone maps, is available on the School Directory webpage.

    Open Enrollment

    Open Enrollment for School Choice for the 2019-20 school year is Feb. 4 - 22, 2019. (Because of snow days the Open Enrollment deadline was extended) School Choice forms are available online, or at the John Stanford Center.

    Open Enrollment is the annual period where students may first apply to attend a different school or program next year.

    The school choice period continues until May 31, 2019, but on-time applications are those received during Open Enrollment (Feb. 4 - 20, 2019) and will be processed with applicable tiebreakers. Late choice applications will be accepted through May 31, 2019, but are not eligible for priority tiebreakers.

    Open Enrollment results for the 2019-20 school year will be available online on April 16, 2019.


    2019-2020 School Choice Forms

    School Choice forms for Open Enrollment are now available! Please complete the form for the appropriate grade level of your student. Be sure to email completed forms to schoolchoice@seattleschools.org or bring them in person to the John Stanford Center located at 2445 3rd Ave S.

    If you are submitting your choice form by email, please include your student's name in the subject line as well as your school choices in the body of the email.

    There have been compatibility issues with Mac users and the Safari browser - please try using a different browser, or completing the form by hand and attaching a photo of the form in an email. 

    At this time we are aware that the [SUBMIT] button on our choice forms is not working. As an alternative to hitting [SUBMIT] you may save the file as a PDF or take a picture of the form and email it to schoolchoice@seattleschools.org or fax a printed version to (206)252-0761.

    Option Schools


    Linked School Charts 2019-2020

    View the pathway schools for each program offered at each school in the links below:


    Historical Choice Data

    Would you like to know how many students applied for school choice in 2018-19? Or the number of students who were waitlisted? Click here to download charts containing the most recent school choice results.

    Click here to download charts containing the 2016 school choice results.

    Click here to download charts containing the 2017 school choice results.

    Section 2 of the Annual Enrollment Report, produced by Enrollment Planning, also contains detailed historical choice data for each school.


    Last updated: 03/11/2019

    Contact Information

    Visit our Enrollment Services Department webpage for hours of operation, address and staff contacts.

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