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School Choice to Begin November 5

School Choice to Begin November 5

Individual schools will hold Choice Open Houses during the months of November and December where parents can learn more about the schools they are considering. The Delaware School Choice Law allows for families to apply for a seat in any school, regardless of where they reside. This year the open application timeframe for school choice will run from Monday, November 5, 2018 to Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 4:00p.m. Applications are available online or on paper.

Before an application can be filled out, a child must be registered or pre-registered in a Delaware public school. Students applying for Kindergarten, currently attending a private school or being homeschooled must be pre-registered at their assigned attendance zone school. To find an assigned attendance zone school visit the Red Clay website at Students currently attending a Delaware public school do not need to pre-register.

Online applications can be found at or on the district website at Paper applications are available at any school or at the School Choice Office located at the Brandywine Springs School Annex, 2914 Duncan Rd., Wilmington. The office is open from 8a.m. - 3p.m. Monday through Friday. Paper applications must be dropped off, mailed or faxed to the School Choice Office – they cannot be turned in at district schools.

The School Choice Office encourages online applications. Applicants receive immediate confirmation and also have the ability to modify their applications until the January 9th deadline.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent out within five working days of the February 13th School Board meeting. Online applicants will receive a notification via email and paper applicants will receive a paper notification in the mail.

For further information, visit the district website at or call the School Choice Office at (302) 552-3789. Below is a chronological list of choice open houses which take place from 6:00 – 8:00p.m.


Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools




Richey   11/7

Cab Calloway   11/7

Conrad   11/26

Shortlidge   11/8  

H.B. du Pont   11/8

Cab Calloway   11/27

Forest Oak   11/13

A.I. Middle   11/13

McKean   11/28

Mote   11/15

Conrad   11/15

Dickinson   12/10

Marbrook   11/26

Stanton   12/3

A.I. High   12/11

Heritage   11/27

Brandywine Springs   12/5


Linden Hill   11/28

Skyline 12/6


North Star   12/3

Dickinson   12/10


Warner   12/4



Lewis   12/4



Baltz   12/5



Brandywine Springs   12/5



Richardson Park   12/6



Cooke   12/10



Highlands   12/11