Magnet & Choice Enrollment

Upon acceptance, school bus transportation information can be obtained by contacting the transportation department directly at 772-978-8801 to determine the feasibility of depot stops or current established route access to our magnet school/choice programs.


Parents of current students should have a Parent Portal Account, but parents who are new to the district or don't have an account will need to  create a Parent Portal Account in Focus  before following the steps below.  

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1. Log in to your Parent Portal account in Focus.

2. Click on your student's name in the left navigation panel.

3. Click on the SDIRC Magnet & Choice application link.

3. Follow the prompts inside the application and submit.

A confirmation email will be sent to the email address on file for the Parent Portal account once the choice application is submitted.


Selection is conducted through computer generated lottery. The lottery will be conducted after January 15 and parent/ guardian will be notified.

If a program has more first choice applicants than available seats, applicants will be assigned through the lottery selection process according to School Board Policy 5121 and Florida Statute 1002.31.


  • Parents/Guardians who complete the SDIRC Magnet and Choice Application through their Parent Portal will receive a confirmation email from the Student Enrollment Office.
  • Students who have been selected to their choice school, will be notified through email. Parents/Guardians will have 10 school days to accept or decline the seat through their Parent Portal.
  • Students who were not selected to their choice school will be notified through email. Students will need to attend their zoned school until they are notified that they have been selected to their choice school.


  • Once a student is selected to their first-choice school, they are removed from the waiting list for all choice schools.
  • If a student declines their first choice, the student must attend their zoned school and they are removed from the waiting list for all choice schools.
  • If a student does not accept their choice school seat within the 10 days, they will be removed from all choice school waiting lists and will need to attend their zoned school.
  • Students who have been selected and accept their choice school may remain at the choice school until they age out of the school.
  • If a student is not selected for any choice schools, the student is placed on the waiting list. The parent/guardian will be notified through email when an opening occurs.
  • If a student exits a choice school, voluntarily or involuntarily, they must return to their zoned school and will need to reapply if still interested.
  • All students are expected to follow the district’s Code of Student Conduct Handbook.


Students who wish to play a sport at a school that is not their zoned school will need to complete the Magnet and Choice application in Focus

All Public School of Choice placements are accepted in accordance with program capacity, class size and racial balance.

A student may not participate in a sport if the student participated in that same sport at another school during that school year, unless the student meets one of the following:

  • Dependent children of active duty military personnel whose move resulted from military orders.
  • Children who have been relocated due to a foster care placement in a different school zone.
  • Children who move due to a court-ordered change in custody due to separation or divorce, or serious illness or death of a custodial parent.
  • Students residing in Indian River County School District.

Choice Openings