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Capacity Report

  • If you are applying for a school that is NOT listed below, it means that it is at or over capacity. All applications for over capacity schools will be subject to the lottery process. 

    We anticipate available seating for the 2018-19 school year at the following schools: 




    DeSoto Trail 


    Killearn Lakes 

    Oak Ridge



    Sabal Palm 









    Swift Creek 






Welcome to the LCS School Choice Office

  • Welcome to the LCS School Choice Office. Our goal is to provide our community with up-to-date information and provide answers to any questions that may arise during the school choice process. Please note that in order to be approved for school choice, the school that you are applying for must not be over capacity. There are very limited seats in our schools and in accordance with Florida State Statute 1002.31 we will be implementing a lottery process for approvals.

    For example, you may want to attend Leon High School--Leon is currently over capacity. That being said, there will be a very limited amount of seats available for school choice. Many people will apply, only a set amount will get in. A lottery will determine who is approved.  

    Enrollment is open from January through Thursday, March 1, 2018. You can apply here.

    Approvals will not be decided on a first come, first serve basis. As long as your application is received by March, 1 you will be in the process. The lottery will be run on Friday, March 2. If you are applying for an over capacity school you will not receive notice until at least Monday, March 5th. 

    Another new policy we have implemented this year, is that when you have been notified that your application has been approved, you must enroll in the newly approved school by June 28th, 2018. Failure to meet that deadline will result in the forfeiture of the choice approval. If you are not planning to attend the new school we need to know early so that seat can be assigned to another student. 

    Students promoting to the next level (example from elementary to middle, or middle to high) are required to verify your current proof of residence with your new school per school board policy 5120.   

    For information about our magnet schools, in the space below this letter, click on your level (elementary, middle or high) which will then open a drop-down menu to provide you with information about the exciting options our district offers. Next, click on the option you are interested in and the box will expand to provide you information about the program.  

    Thank you for visiting our website. Again, we are here to help. Please be patient and know that if you have sent us an email or have left us a voice mail we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

Magnet School Options

Sealey Elem Science and Math Magnet School is a great place to learn and grow. We offer, within a safe and supportive environment, a challenging curriculum, using interdisciplinary instruction to emphasize the basic skills of thinking, problem-solving and communication.

Our goal is to help our students develop into independent thinkers, problem solvers and lifelong learners who will meet the challenges of the future.

We seek innovative and exciting ways to ensure that our students will develop a lifelong awareness and curiosity about the physical world and a positive attitude towards science, understand and use a scientific process for problem solving, communicate precisely and effectively, and develop a mind-set, leading to global thinking and responsibility.

Sealey provides a quality Extended-Day Program and Fun Summer Camp. These programs are fee based.

Sealey is proud of our diverse population, dedicated teachers and staff and supportive parents. We are proud of our school and all of our Sealey Superstars!

Apalachee Tapestry Magnet School of the Arts (ATMSA) was established as Leon County’s first magnet program in 1999. Since then, designated as a Florida Arts Model School, ATMSA has excelled in enhancing student education through artistic emphasis. High expectations and a standard of excellence are held for all students through explicit instruction and a common focus. Classroom teachers and the Tapestry teachers co-teach within the classroom to infuse art into all curriculum areas. ATMSA is a school-uniform site. The ultimate goal of the educators and staff at ATMSA is to help students develop a passion for learning, nurture their existing creativity, and achieve their maximum potential both artistically and academically.

Students enrolled at ATMSA are provided with a rigorous arts-infused academic curriculum. There are many venues for students to excel, showcase talents, and achieve academic excellence while increasing critical thinking and problem solving skills that are essential to be successful in the 21st century.

A unique schedule is offered to allow students to experience the various forms of art. Grades PreK-3 receive creative infusion in the classroom through visual art, drama and music, in addition to traditional special area offerings. Students in grades 4-5 choose a FOCUS elective, providing a rigorous arts concentration and participate in arts infusion experiences in the classroom. Optional before school clubs allow students an opportunity to participate in multiple arts disciplines.

Sabal Palm Technology and Robotics Elementary Magnet School is Leon County’s newest magnet program. Students in grades K-5 are afforded the opportunity to work hands on with our very own technology instructor.

Sabal Palm has its very own technology lab designed with the notion of enhancing technological skills and developing the minds of our young students. With three additional computer labs, our students in the intermediate grades each have their own tablet designated for school use. This allows full immersion in the curriculum from a technological point of view. In the primary grades, the students use iPads, IPad minis and laptops for their educational engagement. Each classroom has anywhere from 4-6 desktop computers to help support our students’ educational needs. All classrooms come fully equipped with voice amplifier systems, the newest document cameras and promethean boards.

Students also have the opportunity to join our Robotics Club. Students enrolled in the Robotics Club maintain high academic standards and uphold the mission of our standard of excellence. The students also learn about Computer Coding and Robot Programming. With Community Outreach, students will look to showcase and compete in Lego Robotics competitions in the area.

Sabal Palm Technology and Robotics Elementary Magnet School is proud to serve a diverse group of students from the Leon County District. We have dedicated and hardworking teachers and support staff nurturing the minds of our future leaders making Sabal Palm the family that it is. Go Patriots!

Raa Middle School Arts Magnet Program offers students an outstanding education achieved through an equally outstanding arts program. The fine and performing arts are universal languages that all students should develop. Students are provided quality, sequential, standards based instruction in dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts to prepare them for future endeavors.

The Arts Magnet Program is an innovative and rigorous program for students interested in pursuing the arts in high school and college and who wish to increase their creative and critical thinking skills. Our program encourages students to share what they have learned through various exhibitions, ensemble performances, and competitions.

Arts Magnet students are provided with the opportunity to participate in master classes with professional artists of various disciplines. Regionally and nationally renowned artists are regular guests at Raa, engaging students with special performances and Q&A sessions. Raa has developed a unique arts mentoring program that pairs local visual artists, musicians, dancers, and theatre professionals with students in the Arts Magnet Program. These opportunities not only enhance artistic technique, but also problem solving and team building skills, self-confidence and determination. The benefits of this program will stay with these students over the course of their lives and is made possible in a school with professional arts education specialists like those at Raa.

There is no prerequisite formal arts experience necessary for participation. Students can show talent and creativity without prior formal instruction. The only requirement is a committed interest in the arts.

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Griffin Middle School is enhancing academics through technology by awarding students the opportunity to learn beyond the boundaries of a “traditional” advanced curriculum Griffin values the concept of college ready for some but career ready for all. Unique to Griffin Middle School is that we are the only middle school in Leon County Schools with a Florida State registered CAPE (Career and Professional Education academy). Since the program’s inception, our students have earned 125 certifications to date, including Microsoft Specialist certifications.

Griffin’s newly constructed, dual-platform campus provides an amazing atmosphere for students to gain skills in PC and Apple Technologies! One of only a few in the nation, Griffin is proud to be a Promethean Partner School and an Information Technology Model School with a state registered CAPE academy. Every classroom is equipped with Promethean Technology includes Active Expressions, Promethean Slates, Voice Enhancements, and Document Cameras. Additional electronic available for Griffin’s digital learners include: Nooks, iPads, still cameras, video cameras, 3D projectors, and table top conversion projectors.

We have two Magnet program offerings that are available to all students:
The Pre-Advances Placement Program
The Pre-Advances Placement Program serves students wishing to excel and learn beyond the boundaries of a traditional advanced curriculum. Students are challenged by a project-based, advanced academic program.

Pre-Information Technology/CAPE Academy
The pre-Information Technology Magnet Program links core academics subjects to information technology and computer content. Students use cutting edge technology, earn certifications in Microsoft Office, and receive advanced instruction.

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Fairview Middle International Baccalaureate Preparatory (IB Prep) Magnet Program is an advanced program of study designed to accelerate the educational experience of students in all curriculum areas while promoting a worldview of global citizenship. Students in IB Prep may earn up to eight high school credits, including Algebra and Geometry Honors, Physical Science and Biology Honors, Honors Spanish and French, Chinese, and Journalism. Our program is designed to prepare students for the IB program or any other Advanced Placement program. The accelerated curriculum is balanced with promoting a well- rounded education, with students involved in programs such as jazz and symphonic band, orchestra, chorus, and drama, as well as athletics and community service. Students will also earn computer certification through their 1:1 classes. Students will have real-world preparations & experience in their paperless classrooms!

IB Prep students enjoy a family atmosphere, with students at each grade level sharing a core team of teachers who work and plan together to establish cross-curricular themes and units. The program is led by a magnet administrator who places high importance on strong home- school communication. Morning and afternoon transportation is provided for all IB Prep Magnet students from any home in Leon County.

Students in IB Prep are academically competitive at the state and national levels. Fairview is home to the nine-time MATHCOUNTS Florida State Champions, multiple 1st place trophies from our Mu Alpha Theta teams, and five 1st place medals at the Science Olympiad Regional Competition. No matter his or her area of interest, your student will be prepared for all higher-level educational endeavors by the IB Prep Magnet at Fairview.

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Cobb Middle Applied Science and Technology Magnet Program seeks to inspire creativity, stimulate curiosity and empower students to develop a comprehensive understanding of their world through the pursuit of scientific knowledge and investigative skills. Cobb’s magnet curriculum is structured to provide a solid foundation for scientific concepts and increasingly rigorous instruction. Through an exclusive magnet research elective class that uses an inquiry-based approach to curriculum, students will experience lessons in forensics, dissection, and paleontology. These lessons facilitate knowledge constructions of living things and allow students to explore human anatomy, evaluate current global ecological concerns, and uncover the mysteries of genetics, viruses, and microscopy. Magnet students are offered ten high school credits which can accelerate their personal education path.

Students are encouraged to participate in our acclaimed athletic, prestigious fine arts programs, and award winning BETA, robotics club & math competition class. Magnet students are invited on several interactive overnight field trips that enhance classroom learning experiences. Cobb acknowledges students who show promise in the areas of science and research by recommending them for mentorship programs. One program in particular gives students the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists at The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, located on FSU’s campus, as they apply classroom concepts to real-world applications.

Cobb faculty prides itself on our family atmosphere and creating a smooth transition to middle and high school. We will work with you and your child to tailor a personalized schedule to meet the specific needs of your budding scholar.

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The Academy of Aviation at Godby High School prepares students to integrate robotic technology into hardware and software regimes of unmanned aviation.

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The Academy of Engineering at Godby High School offers advanced training, high tech facilities and the opportunity to earn various industry level certifications.

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The IB Program at Rickards High School is an international academic program providing a rigorous and accelerated course of study leading to examinations for the IB diploma. These examinations consist of three higher level exams (two years of study) and three standard level exams (one year of study). Students from all over the world take classes in the subject areas of Studies in Languages and Literature (English); Language Acquisition (Chinese, French, Latin, or Spanish); Individuals and Societies (History, Philosophy, and/or Psychology); Experimental Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and/or Environmental Systems); Mathematics; and a Sixth Subject or Elective (Art, Film, Music, another Language Acquisition subject, another Experimental Science [including Physics] or another course from Individuals and Societies). In addition to the six exams, there are three other components to attaining the IB diploma: students must write a 4,000-word research paper, take a Theory of Knowledge course their junior and senior years, and complete an 18-month volunteer program that increases community involvement through Creativity, Activity and Service. The Program meets the needs of highly motivated students and is considered the most demanding high school curriculum in the world. Since this program of study is not based on one single country, this curriculum represents the desire of the founders to provide students from different educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds with the critical, intellectual, environmental, and social perspectives necessary for successfully negotiating their adult world.

Requirements for acceptance of rising 9th grade students into the IB Program are a 3.0 unweighted GPA on all course work taken in Middle School and completion of Algebra 1 or a higher math course prior to entering Rickards.

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The Academy of Information Technology at Godby High School offers students the ability to study Digital Design, Web Design, Finance and Business Technology or Digital Photography. Students have the ability to earn multiple certifications while enrolled in IT courses.

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The Nursing Program at Godby High School begins in a student’s 11th grade year. Students will earn their CNA after completion of the program. The program focuses on providing students with basic nursing knowledge and skills.

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The Welding Program at Godby High School begins in a student’s 11th grade year. The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment or advanced training in a variety of occupations in the welding industry.

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