Capital School District School Choice Information

Thank you for Choosing the Capital School District!

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Please note, all students must first be enrolled in in a Delaware public school prior to submitting a Choice application. KN students must be registered in their home school and resident district. 

School Choice falls under Delaware State Law-Title 14, Chapter 4. For a copy please 
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Capital School District Board Policy School Choice 400-02, please Click Here

2022-2023 School Year

22-23 Grades 1-12 Good Cause Application Click here

22-23 Grade KN Click here to apply

2022-2023 School Choice Application Timeline

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:00AM - Online Choice Application Opens

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 11:59PM - Online Choice Application Closes

Monday, February 28, 2022 - Final Day for District/School to Notify Parent of Invitation Status

Friday, March 18, 2022 - Final Day for Parent to Notify District/School of Acceptance Decision

2021-2022 School Year

21-22 Grades KN-12 Good Cause Application Click Here to Apply

After the Open Application period, parents of students in Grades KN-12 can apply for Good Cause. 

Acceptance Criteria (in order): A. When space is available in a school, applications will be considered according to the following criteria in the order listed:
  1. Returning students who continue to meet the requirements for the school and/or program, including students graduating from one school to another within a single program. 
  2.  Students who meet the requirements for the program or school and who seek to attend based upon the residence of their parent within the designated feeder pattern, if any, for the school.
  3. Siblings of students already enrolled in the school who will be returning to the school for the following academic year, provided that any sibling seeking priority meets the requirements for the program or school. Priority may be given to the siblings of students who live in the District over siblings who do not live in the District. 
  4. Students who reside within Capital School District as long as they meet the criteria of the program or school. 
  5. Children of Capital School District employees as long as they meet the criteria of the program or school. 
  6. Students whose daycare providers are located in the Capital School District.  

Good Cause criteria include:

  • Change in the child's residence due to a change in family residence
  • Change in the child's parents' marital status
  • Change caused by a guardianship proceeding
  • Placement of the child in foster care or adoption
  • Participation in a foreign exchange program
  • Reported and recorded instance of bullying against a child as defined in §4112D of the Delaware State Code
  • Participation of a child in a substance abuse or mental health treatment program
  • A set of circumstance consistent with this definition of good cause
Additional Information:

Incomplete Applications-
An application for a student who was not enrolled in Capital School District for the prior academic year must provide attendance and discipline history. 
Applications submitted without attendance and discipline records are incomplete. 
Incomplete applications will not be processed.

The parent of a student from another school district enrolled in a Capital School District school is responsible for transporting the student without reimbursement or the parent can deliver the student to the nearest regular bus route that serves the choice school. Parents are responsible for picking up their children at the bus stop when school is dismissed early or if the opening of school is delayed. 

Students shall be governed by the rules of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) with regard to the eligibility of transferring students. 

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Student Services at 302-857-4237 or email : [email protected].


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