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)

Dune Lakes Elementary School

Freeport Elementary School

Freeport Middle School

South Walton High School

Van R. Butler Elementary School

West DeFuniak Elementary School

Emerald Coast Middle School

Freeport High School

Maude Saunders Elementary School

Mossy Head School

Paxton School

Walton High School

Walton Middle School

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 SchoolSeaside SchoolWalton Academy Charter School   WISE Alternative Learning CenterWalton 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 year. Take the completed application with supporting documentation and the completed student performance contract to the requested school and submit to appropriate school personnel. 

To access all necessary forms, please visit the Walton County School District's Controlled Open Enrollment webpage HERE.