Student Open Enrollment

We accept registrations for new students to the District year round, but hold a Student Open Enrollment period for the upcoming school year once a year.

Open Enrollment for Students Entering Middle and High School:
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 to Friday, March 3, 2023 at 4 p.m.  

Sibling Assignment / Preplacement Letters

  • Current School District of Lee County public school 5th graders rising to 6th grade for 2023 and current School District of Lee County public school 8th graders rising to 9th grade for 2023 with siblings in middle school or high school will be placed in the same school as the sibling. *exceptions may apply

  • Placement notifications will be communicated via email by December 23, 2022.

Middle and High Open Enrollment

  • School Choice Applications will be available for current School District of Lee County public school middle and high school students January 17 to March 3 in the FOCUS Parent Portal.  Parents of charter, private and homeschool students will have to come to the Student Enrollment Office to register and enroll their student(s) into The School District of Lee County. 

  • Any student that is new to the District or transferring into the District from a charter, private or home school next year must come to the Student Enrollment Office to register and fill out the application.

  • Parents without a FOCUS Parent Portal account can create one using our Focus Parent Portal.

  • Paper applications are available to be completed and dropped off at student enrollment; receipt will be emailed to the parent through the portal.

  • If no schools / programs appear to make the school selection, this may indicate there is an issue with the address on file, or student needs to register. If this happens, please visit the Student Enrollment Department for assistance.

Advanced Programs (IB, Cambridge, Arts, FGCU & STEAM)

  • Applications accepted January 17 to January 27, 2023; submit the Advanced Program application directly to the school.

  • Choice Application (Submission Receipt) is required to be included with the Advanced Program application.

  • IF student is already enrolled in a district high school provide proof of current school of enrollment from FOCUS account as receipt.

  • Students receiving a sibling assignment for 2023 may include the FOCUS enrollment as receipt.

Lottery Results

  • 23-24 Lottery Results: available in Focus portal 4.4.2023

    School of enrollments for 2023-2024 will be emailed to parent and added to FOCUS.

    • School Choice for students with no linked parent portal email will be sent to the current school of enrollment to be sent home. 

Career Academy Waiver

  • Students requesting a specific Career Academy may be considered for a waiver. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2023 for the upcoming 2023-24 school year.