Controlled Open Enrollment

  • The application window for the 2023-2024 school year is now closed.

    The 2024-2025 school year applications is now open.


    What is Controlled Open Enrollment?

    Controlled Open Enrollment is a public education delivery system allowing school districts to make student assignments using parents' indicated preferential educational choice as a significant factor. 

    Please Note: Transportation is not provided for out-of-area placements.  Out-of-area placements do not occur during the fourth nine weeks of the school calendar.

    What is the process for applying for Controlled Open Enrollment in Marion County Public Schools?

    To apply for Controlled Open Enrollment, you must submit a School Choice Application. Review the schools listed below with available seats. If a school is not listed, it has over 90% enrollment and no available seats for out-of-area or "Controlled Open Enrollment" placement. To apply or be placed on a waitlist, submit a School Choice application by following the link to


    The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) determines facility capacity using the Florida Inventory of School Houses (FISH) report.  

    For greater details on school and grade level capacity, please review the linked document.
    MCPS 2023 - 2024 Enrollment by Grade

    The link below contains a list of schools that are available for controlled open enrollment.
    2024-2025 List of Schools Available for Controlled Open Enrollment

Elementary Schools