School Choice Overview
School Choice Overview - FAQ

How do I create a parent account in myStudent?

To complete a school choice application the parent/guardian must have an active parent account in myStudent. If you do not currently have an active account, please see the directions and video below.

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Video Tutorial to create a parent account in myStudent

Important note: If you applied for school choice in the January window and received an acceptance for school year 2021-22, submitting an application in the second window occuring in May, will cancel your previous application.  This will forfeit the seat you previously accepted, and you will be returning to your zoned school if not accepted elsewhere as a result of the May School Choice lottery process.  Please read the application carefully.

The school choice application can only be accessed for students who are linked to your parent account. To add a student to your parent account, please go to https://pasco.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/?skipSAML=true and ensure you are logged out of your parent portal. Once logged out, click “Click HERE to register for a new account or to add another student to your account”.

Once your student is added to your account login to your parent portal and complete the appropriate school choice application for this student.

Transportation is not provided for students approved for school choice into another school.

HUB transportation may be provided for magnet schools/programs. Please see the Pasco Pathways Innovative Programs and School Choice Catalog

https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/school_choice_catalog/catalog for additional details.

​Ask your child for their ID number if s/he does not know the number, then please email pascopathways@pasco.k12.fl.us to request assistance. Provide as much detail as possible, including the student’s full legal name, date of birth and your best contact phone number. A member of our technology team will research the information and reply back to you. The user name is the email address you used to register. For passwords, please click the bottom link in the parent portal entrance to enter your email address to reset the password. Application timelines are located on our main School Choice webpage.

When approved during the School Choice Controlled Open Enrollment Window, students can remain at the school of choice through the highest grade served at the school. New applications are required when students change school levels (from 5th to 6th grade or 8th to 9th grade). See the 2020-2021 Controlled Open Enrollment Plan for exceptions that require reapplying for school choice.

Important note: If you applied for school choice in the January window and received an acceptance for school year 2021-22, submitting an application in the second window occuring in May, will cancel your previous application. This will forfeit the seat you previously accepted, and you will be returning to your zoned school. Please read the application carefully.

Applications submitted during open enrollment are given equal consideration, regardless of whether they were submitted the first day or the last day and are subject to a Lottery procedure. The Controlled Open Enrollment Plans outlines the process and procedures that are used to select students.

Yes, edits to your application may be made until the window closes. Please note: the last entry prior to the window closing will be the application that is processed.

To update demographic information, please contact your child’s current school.

If you do not respond by the deadline, your school choice offer is forfeited.

If you decline the school choice offer, your child will attend their residential zoned school. Students receive one (1) offer of enrollment.

Parents may select up to three (3) school choice options during the Controlled Open Enrollment window.

Pasco Pathways Innovative Programs and School Choice is opening a new window of opportunity from May 3 to May 7, 2021. This enrollment window is for the 2021-22 school year. Only programs with capacity and non-frozen schools are being advertised during this window. If you do not see the school or program you are interested in, that indicates that there are no seats available. The application is accessible through your parent account in myStudent. For more information click here.

Placement of siblings within the same school is facilitated whenever feasible provided the appropriate educational services are available for each sibling and placement does not impact class size. Siblings must reside in the same household or documentation of joint custody must be provided.

As you view your parent portal. Please make sure to select your student in the menu on the left hand side and the school choice application for that student. If you are applying for more than one student, you will need to click on each student and complete an application through the link.

Please consult the website or contact the Office for After School Enrichment Programs for information regarding the location of these fee-based programs.​

When your student lives in the residential zone you can contact the school and make an appointment for registration. You will need to complete a registration packet provided by the school and present three proof of residency to complete the enrollment process. Related to contracts for future home occupancy, present the executed contract showing the address of the home and the expected completion/occupancy date to be completed within the respective semester of the school year in which you are trying to enroll.

Out of county students must complete a school choice application requesting assignment to a school in Pasco County during the School Choice Controlled Open Enrollment Window. Florida law prevents out of county students requesting school choice reassignment from displacing students residing in Pasco County at schools that are at or above capacity.

Each charter school conducts its own separate selection process. Please consult the charter school’s website for further details.

Applications are online only. Computers are available at public schools or the public library.

Yes, a valid email address is required.