You Have a Choice

Students in Santa Rosa County shall enroll in and attend the school located in their zone. However, there are situations in which a parent may need or desire to have a child attend a Santa Rosa school other than the school in the parent’s residential zone. A parent wishing to do so will need to complete the Request for Student Transfer form and turn the completed it in to the Director of Elementary Education at our district office (Dillon Admin Center).


Due to limited enrollment capacity at each school, requests for student reassignment/ transfer must meet one of the following criteria in order for the request to be approved.

  1. Active duty military parent,

  2. Court order,

  3. Medical need necessitating attendance at a specific school (documented by the student’s healthcare provider),

  4. Student is already attending the school requested but moved out of the zone, or

  5. There is an academic or extracurricular program with a course available at one school and not available at the school in their residence zone (typically applies to high schools).

Only those Student Transfer forms that meet school district criteria will be approved.

Controlled Open Enrollment

During the Controlled Open Enrollment time period from April 9 – May 24, 2021, parents may complete a School Choice form to request that their child attend a Santa Rosa school not located in their zone. The completed form should be turned in to the Elementary Education Office at our district offices.

Completing this form does not mean that the student is automatically able to enroll in and attend the requested school. With School Choice, the requested school must have available space beyond their capacity in order for the request to be approved.

Learn more through the Santa Rosa County School Choice Plan or visit the FLDOE Controlled Open Enrollment page.

Need To Know Your School Zone?

If you need to know which elementary school is zoned for your residential area, head over to the Santa Rosa County School Attendance Zone Finder and enter your address. You would need to click in the circle next to Elementary Schools. The map will reflect the name of the designated elementary school for your address. You may check for the middle and high school zones at this site, as well.