School Choice

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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.

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
      "At Capacity"
      • Sarah Pyle Academy
  • 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.

2024-2025 School Choice

  • Monday, November 6, 2023 - 8:00am - Online Choice Application Opens
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2024* - 11:59pm - Online Choice Application Closes
  • Thursday, February 29, 2024 - Final Day for District/School to Notify Parent of Invitation Status
  • Friday, March 15, 2024 - Final Day for Parent to Notify District/School of Acceptance Decision

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  • 2024-2025 Good Cause Forms:
    English | Spanish| Online

  • 2024-2025 School Choice Application:
    English | Spanish | Online

  • 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.

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      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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