School Choice

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  • 2023-2024 School Choice Now Closed for Grades 1-12
    Students must meet the "Good Cause" criteria in order to be considered for school choice.
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  • 2023-2024 Kindergarten School Choice Open - Apply Online
    School Choice for Kindergarten is open until the first day of school.

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  • Delaware’s school choice program allows families living in Delaware to apply to enroll their children in any Delaware public school district, charter school or vocational-technical school, regardless of their home address. Applying for School Choice is easy, and we're here to help guide you through the process. Here you'll find requirements, deadlines, and information about our schools and programs.

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2023-2024 School Choice

  • Monday, November 7, 2022 - 8:00am - Online Choice Application Opens
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023* - 11:59pm - Online Choice Application Closes
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - Final Day for District/School to Notify Parent of Invitation Status
  • Friday, March 17, 2023 - Final Day for Parent to Notify District/School of Acceptance Decision

For the 2023-24 school year, the following schools are:

"Near Capacity - Waiting List Likely"
  • Christiana High School
  • Gallaher Elementary School
  • Oberle Elementary School
  • Stubbs Early Education Center
  • Charter Schools, Vocational-Technical School Districts, and Magnet schools may continue to accept applications after 1/11/2023 to fill remaining availability. Those holding a lottery will include applications received by 1/11/2023.
  • Kindergarten applications can be submitted until the first day of school.

2022-2023 School Choice

2022-2023 School Choice is Closed for Grades KN-12. Students must meet the "Good Cause" criteria in order to be considered for school choice.

  • 2022-23 School Choice for Grades KN-12 now requires Good Cause - Apply Online

For the 2022-23 school year, the following schools are:

"At Capacity"
  • CSDVA at Kirk Middle School (All Grades)
"Near Capacity - Waiting List Expected"
  • Oberle Elementary
  • Smith Elementary
"Near Capacity"
  • CSDVA at Gallaher Elementary School (All Grades)
  • CSDVA at Sarah Pyle Academy (All Grades)
  • All students applying for a Delaware Public School District and/or Charter School must first register in their School of Residence before submitting a School Choice application.
  • Some schools or programs may require additional documentation to apply.

  • Explore Christina!

    Christina offers dual language immersion, gifted & talented programs, career pathway programs, college credit earning courses and more! Watch our School Choice video to learn more about our dynamic schools and programs.

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