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
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.
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.