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2020-2021 Controlled Open Enrollment

Applications will be continue to be accepted for the 2020-2021 school year. Please submit the application and performance contract (at the bottom of the page) to Chelsea Ellison, Guidance Counselor. 

Due to an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19, we recommend you utilize one of the following methods to submit your forms:

  • Scan and email your student's application and contract to [email protected].
  • Fax your completedapplication and contract to 850-892-1229.
  • Request a fillable PDF from from our Data Control Specialist, Jami Weeks at [email protected].

What is Controlled Open Enrollment?

The School Board of Walton County is adopting a policy guiding Controlled Open Enrollment as required by law under State Statute 1002.31, Florida Statutes. Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) allows a parent from any district in Florida to enroll and transport his or her student to any public school that has not reached capacity. Certain students, such as dependents of active duty military whose move resulted from military orders, or students relocated due to foster care placement, receive priority for seat assignment within a school.

District School Capacities

At or Above Capacity (Closed to COE) Under Capacity (Open to COE)

Freeport Elementary

South Walton High

Van R. Butler Elementary

West DeFuniak Elementary


Dune Lakes Elementary

Emerald Coast Middle 

Freeport High

Freeport Middle

Maude Saunders Elementary

Mossy Head 


Walton High

Walton Middle 

Are there any district schools that are not part of the Controlled Open Enrollment process?

The following schools are either a Magnet program, an alternative school, or a Charter school and have separate criteria for admissions. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information. 

Bay School
      Seacoast Collegiate High School
Seaside School
Walton Academy Charter School
    WISE Alternative Learning Center
Walton In"10"sity School of Excellence

Do I need to submit a Controlled Open Enrollment Application?

  • Submit an application if you are requesting to attend a new school for the 2020-2021 school year that is outside of your transportation zone.
  • Do not submit an application if you are attending school inside your transportation zone.
  • Charter Schools:  Charter schools are public schools that are a part of Florida's program of public education. The School Board of Walton County is the sponsor of the charter schools located in Walton County, but they do not govern them. Please contact the specific charter school of interest for more information on their application process.

Application Process

If you are interested in attending a school outside of your transportation zone, please see Walton County's Controlled Open Enrollment Plan. You will need to complete a Controlled Open Enrollment Application for Attendance and a Controlled Open Enrollment Student Performance Contract for the appropriate school yearTake the completed application with supporting documentation and the completed student performance contract to the requested school and submit to appropriate school personnel. Freeport Middle's Contact is Chelsea Ellison, Guidance Counselor. 


If you have questions regarding the Controlled Open Enrollment process for Freeport Middle School, please contact:

Mrs. Chelsea Ellison

FMS Guidance Counselor

Phone: 850-892-1221, ext. 3212

E-Mail: [email protected]