Open Enrollment Window

Open Enrollment Window

(applies to in-zone and out-of-zone students)
High Schools: January 9 – 31
Kindergarten – 8th Grade: March 1 – 31

Open Enrollment and School Choice Questions and Answers

  • If my children currently attend a school within my zone, has anything changed for them? No.


  • The new law says my child can enroll in any school in the District. Am I guaranteed a seat at the school of my choice? A seat must be available for your child’s grade at the school.


  • If I want my children to attend the same school outside of my zone, is there any guarantee they will be assigned together? No. Seats must be available in each of your children’s grades.


  • If my older child is enrolled in an out-of-zone school, will my younger child be given priority as a sibling? Yes.


  • Will my child be placed on a waiting list if he doesn’t get assigned to our out-of-zone school choice? No.


  • Will my high school child be allowed to change schools at any time to participate in extracurricular programs and/or sports? Placement in an out-of-zone school will only occur in January for the following school year. If enrolled, your child will be eligible to participate in extracurricular programs and/or sports.


  • If one of my children is currently enrolled in a Districtwide attractor program, will my younger child be allowed to enroll in the same school? Yes, the younger child can apply for the out-of-zone school during the appropriate open enrollment period for the next school year.


  • Will my child get a bus if she is enrolled in an out-of-zone school? No.


  • If my child is enrolled in an out-of-zone school and I can no longer provide transportation, what happens? You will need to come to the Student Assignment Office to receive an assignment for an in-zone school.


  • How do I find out about the procedures for school assignment? Information including the application process, how to apply for an out-of-zone school, and capacity for each school will be published on the District’s website (


  • My child is currently enrolled at a school in another district, but I want him to attend a St. Lucie Public School. When can I apply? Applications for students who live in another district may be submitted in March. Parents will be notified if a seat is available at their Choice school two weeks before school starts.


  • When will school capacities be available on the webpage? Once approved by the School Board, each school’s final capacity will be published. Information will include which schools are over capacity and not available for out-of-zone assignment.


  • Will a percentage of seats be “held back” for out-of-zone students? The law states that parents can choose any school that has not reached capacity.


  • Has anything changed regarding enrollment in magnet schools? Ninety percent of the seats will be assigned through chronological order and the remaining 10 percent will be assigned by lottery for all students on the waitlist.


  • When will I find out if my child is assigned to a magnet school? The magnet assignment timeline has not changed. The process for assigning students to magnet schools will continue to begin in December.


  • If I need my child to be enrolled in a specific school because of a hardship, can I still apply for a transfer? Yes.


  • If I want my high school child to participate in a specific curriculum program that is not offered at her in-zone school, can I request a curriculum transfer? Yes, as long as there are seats available in the school and in the program requested.



High Impact Teachers Recognized by Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart

High Impact Teachers Recognized by Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) principals and select teachers received congratulatory notices from Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart celebrating High Impact Teachers’ positive influence on student performance.  The identified teachers are recognized as having the highest impact in the entire state based upon a recent analysis of student performance on statewide standardized assessments.

In the communication from Stewart, she thanked teachers for their leadership and hard work in supporting student learning as well as their commitment to preparing Florida’s students for success in college, career and life.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent along with members of the School Board join in congratulating the following SLPS High Impact Teachers:

  1. Albers, Jill
  2. Andrews, Shaina
  3. Ankrom, Ashley
  4. Avilla, Kelly
  5. Bailey, Sharon
  6. Baker-Decambre, Jeann
  7. Beckett, Kathy
  8. Beland, Brittany
  9. Bove, Timothy
  10. Brolmann, Holly
  11. Campbell, Joann
  12. Carey, Nicholas
  13. Ciccarelli, Catherine
  14. Clasby, Jilian
  15. Clements, Nicholas
  16. Cole, Michelle
  17. Collins, Carolyn
  18. Coons, Kim
  19. Cooper, John
  20. Cox, Donald
  21. Cunningham, Amber
  22. Davenport, Gretchan
  23. Davis, Ocella
  24. Davis, Todd
  25. Diaz, Judith
  26. Eltman, Kimbalee
  27. Farr, Laurie
  28. Feheley, Michael
  29. Flesche, Sarah
  30. Forbes, Kathryn
  31. Ford, Christine
  32. Garcia, Dolores
  33. Garcia, Sue Ann
  34. Garcia, Yanet
  35. Gaskin, Stephanie
  36. Gomez, Natalia
  37. Hamel, Kimberly
  38. Hamilton, Lisa
  39. Hartman, Jayne
  40. Haynes, Lawrence
  41. Hochberg, Dana
  42. Hotchkiss, Katherine
  43. Jessie, Tonia
  44. Justice, Laura
  45. Keany, Michael
  46. Kellerman-Powell, Adam
  47. Keys, Carey
  48. Kindred, Mary
  49. King, Maggie
  50. Larson, Rebecca
  51. Lasasso, Nichole
  52. Lermond, Tracy
  53. Lewis, Daria
  54. Lezynski, Cathleen
  55. Logue, Andrea
  56. Madorma, Sherree
  57. Martin, Kia
  58. Maxwell, Karen
  59. May, Michelle
  60. Mccain, Nicole
  61. Mccrory, Laurie
  62. Mcqueen, Actavis
  63. Mednick, Stephanie
  64. Merritt, Melissa
  65. Ochacher, Marc
  66. Nelson, Jennifer
  67. Perez, Gloria
  68. Perez-Martinez, Marybell
  69. Peschio, Denise
  70. Peterson, Julia
  71. Phillips, Elizabeth
  72. Plakalliu, Albana
  73. Polascak, William
  74. Porter, Melissa
  75. Portillo, Wendy
  76. Procko, Erin
  77. Redding, Amy
  78. Richter, Sarah
  79. Rodriguez, Cynthia
  80. Rudzinski, Lorri
  81. Ryan, Laura
  82. Santeramo, Victoria
  83. Saunders, Kathleen
  84. Savela, Cynthia
  85. Schremmer, Deborah
  86. Scott, Karen
  87. Seay, Paulette
  88. Small, Brandy
  89. Smith, Kathy
  90. Snure, Amanda
  91. Southerly, Sandra
  92. Spagnuolo, Nicholas
  93. Stetz, Jenna
  94. Taylor, Lisa
  95. Teixeira, Donna
  96. Torres, Cynthia
  97. Trabal, Roslyn
  98. Van Allen, Paula
  99. White, Kathy
  100. Wick, Jennifer
  101. Wilson, Lauren
  102. Woods, Courtney
  103. Woods, Jenna
  104. Wright, Kristopher
  105. Young, Margee
African American Proclamation

African American Proclamation

Mr. Jeff Johnson, St. Lucie Public Schools 2016 Teacher of the Year, read the following Proclamation at the February Board Meeting designating February, 2017, as African American History Month.




WHEREAS: The School Board of St. Lucie County takes pride in joining Americans throughout the country and various parts of the world in recognizing February, 2017, as National African American History Month; and


WHEREAS: African American History Month celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history; and


WHEREAS: National African American History Month had its origin in 1915 and was initiated in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson as Black History Week, as it coincided with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas, two key figures in the history of African Americans;  and


WHEREAS: In 1976, the commemoration of Black History in the United States was expanded to Black History Month and in 1986, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed that “the foremost purpose of Black History Month is to make all Americans aware of our struggle for freedom and equal opportunity, and deepens our understanding of our nation’s history”; and


WHEREAS: In 1994 and 2002,  the Florida Legislature passed legislation to ensure that African and African American History content is taught in schools, a step that The School Board of St. Lucie County continues to take toward the infusion of African and African American History curriculum as part of the content taught and studied in Pre-K through grade 12; and


WHEREAS: This year’s theme, “Crisis in Black Education,” focuses on the crucial role of education in the history of African Americans, a history that is rich in centuries-old efforts of resistance to crisis  by the slaves’ surreptitious endeavors to learn to the local community-based academic and mentorship programs that inspire a love of learning and thirst for achievement; a theme worthy of being considered as one  of the most important goals in America’s past, present, and future.


NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that The School Board of St. Lucie County does hereby proclaim February, 2017, as “African American History Month” and calls upon its schools and the community to observe this month with programs, activities and ceremonies that are recognized and promoted  throughout the district.




AT&T Donates $2,000

AT&T Donates $2,000

Mr. Ian Cotner, Regional Director for AT&T, presented a $2,000 check to the Education Foundation as part of the corporation’s effort to support STEM education and provide experimental learning opportunities for students.

The funds will be used to support Career and Technical Education and middle school drone programs.