School Choice

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  • #ChooseBSD

    The Open Enrollment period for School Choice for the 2020-2021 school year for students entering grades 1-12 is now closed.

    Click here to apply for kindergarten only for the 2020-2021 school year.

    If you wish to apply for School Choice after the Open Enrollment period, you must complete a Good Cause Choice Application. Any School Choice applications submitted after Open Enrollment will be considered if good cause exists for failing to meet the deadline. Please click here to read about Good Cause Choice.


  • School Choice notifications were sent via email on February 13.  Families who received Choice invitations have until March 20 to respond.  After that time, we will re-evaluate enrollments at each BSD school and extend invitations to families on the waitlists (in order). This process will continue throughout the spring and summer.  The waitlists are maintained until the last day of summer break.


What is School Choice?

  • In Delaware, the school choice program gives families the flexibility to choose the public school that best meets their child’s needs, providing space exists. Delaware residents with school-age children can apply to go to any public school in the state regardless of which Delaware district they reside in, dependent upon available space in the school of choice. Only Delaware residents may apply for this program.

    Transportation to and from a Choice School is up to the parent/guardian. Bus transportation will be provided from an existing Brandywine School District bus stop only if there is space on the bus.  The parent/guardian is responsible for getting the student to the most convenient bus stop with space available.

    To apply for the School Choice program, parents/guardians fill out an online application during the open enrollment period.  Their child must be registered in his/her home feeder school before applying. The open enrollment period is the first Monday of November through the second Wednesday in January.