Indian River School District using online system for school choice applications

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SUSSEX CO., Del. — On Friday the Indian River School District announced they are now accepting school choice applications for the 2021 – 2022 school year.

School officials say the application period opened on November 2nd and will close on January 13th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. We’re told the Data Service Center’s online system is the school choice application receipt and processing tool for all Delaware public school districts. By submitting online applications at, parents get to use a user-friendly interface, which allows them to quickly submit applications to the schools of choice for their children. The online system also offers both English and Spanish options for school choice applications.

According to the school district, when applying,  parents must create an account with a user name and password. Once an account has been created, the parent can enter information about his or her child and select the child’s first, second and third school choices. Parents can also apply to special programs such as Spanish Immersion, International Baccalaureate and the STEM pathway.

The system will also designate district schools that are anticipated to have openings for the 2021-2022 school year. Schools that are at capacity will be labeled as “At Capacity.” Parents will still be permitted to submit applications for “At Capacity” schools.

Parents will receive an e-mail confirmation once their school choice application has been submitted. They may review, edit or withdraw an application at any time prior to the January 13, 2021 deadline. The district will decide on all applications for Grades 1 through 12 by February 22nd and parents will have until March 19th to accept or decline a school’s invitation. Decisions on kindergarten applications will be made in May.

For more information about school choice or the online application system, you can contact the IRSD district office at 302-436-1000.

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