Controlled Open Enrollment

Flagler Schools CampusFlorida students have school choice options available to them through a process called Controlled Open Enrollment (COE). The goal of COE is to promote family involvement, and ensure that students have access to a school that meets their needs. Students can request a transfer to a school that is not their zoned school, including public schools in other counties.

During the annual COE period, families can apply for placement in any school in the state that has not reached capacity and still has seats available. All Controlled Open Enrollment requests for Flagler Schools will be monitored for class size as per Florida’s Constitutional Amendment. Schools that are labeled “Frozen Due to Capacity” have reached their total permanent capacity.

COE Applications
COE applications have closed for the 2022–23 school year.

If the number of requests exceeds the number of available seats, then assignments will be made through a random lottery process. Siblings will be provided a preference in the lottery. Transfers are granted through completion of the highest grade at the school. IEP requirements cannot be guaranteed for students accepting a transfer through COE.

Students who reside in Flagler County, and were granted Controlled Open Enrollment in a previous year, do not need to reapply annually, as long as they are staying in the same Flagler County school. Out-of-county residents must apply annually.


Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) for Rezoned Students 2022–23
Current Buddy Taylor Middle School students and their siblings, and current Flagler-Palm Coast High School students and their siblings are eligible to apply for COE due to rezoning. Families can visit the District Zones page to find out if there has been a change in their zoned school for the 2022–23 school year.

Buddy Taylor Middle School
  • Rising 8th graders currently attending BTMS may remain at BTMS for the 2022–23 school year with a transportation courtesy option available for the 2022–23 school year.

  • Rising 6th and 7th grade siblings of rising 8th graders who currently attend BTMS, may begin attending BTMS for the 2022–23 school year, however, a transportation courtesy option will only be available for the 2022–23 school year.

Flagler-Palm Coast High School
  • Rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders who currently attend FPC may remain at FPC. However, a transportation courtesy option will only be available for the 2022–23 school year and the 2023–24 school year.

  • Rising 9th grade siblings of rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders who are currently attending FPC, may begin attending FPC for the 2022–23 school year, and remain there for subsequent school years. However, a transportation courtesy option will only be available for the 2022–23 school year and the 2023–24 school year. 

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