Capital School District School Choice Information

Thank you for Choosing the Capital School District !


Applying for the 2019-2020 School Year: 

The Choice application period for the 2019-2020 School year opens on November 5, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and closes on January 9, 2019 at midnight. You may complete an on-line application for all grades by following the link below:

If you are unable to apply on-line, paper applications are available at all of our schools and our district office.

If you have any questions, or are interested in a Good Cause Application for the 2018-19 School Year, please contact the Capital School District Choice Office for assistance at 302-857-4237.

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

Please read Capital’s School Choice Policy #400-02 carefully by clicking this Link prior to applying. 

Please read below for important dates and detailed instructions to apply for School Choice for 2019-20 School Year:

All students must be enrolled in their district of residence and feeder pattern
School prior to submitting an application to Capital School District!

Timeline and key dates Action
November 5th, 2018, 8:00am through January 9th, 2018, 12:00pm
• Open Enrollment Period to Submit a Standard Application. The On-line Choice Application will be available at on November 5 at 8:00 a.m.

12 month attendance and discipline records are required to be uploaded with the application if your student is not currently enrolled in Capital School District (the Choice office will have access to attendance/discipline records of students currently enrolled within Capital School District)

• Paper applications will be available at the Capital School District Administrative Office at 198 Commerce Way, Dover, De 19904

• On-line applications can also be submitted at the District Administrative Office
Within 10 days of receipt of application
Capital School District Administrative Office notifies resident district of receipt of application

 January 9th, 2019
Application deadline (applications for “good cause” can be accepted beyond this date; however applications received after midnight on January 9,2019 will not be considered with initial group of applications received prior to January 9, 2019.)

Between January 9, 2019 and February 9, 2019  
• All applications submitted on or prior to January 9, 2019, with all required supporting documentation, will be reviewed to ensure students meet discipline and attendance criteria

• Lotteries will be conducted In instances where the number of applications exceeds the number of seats available

February Capital School Board Meeting
(Currently February 9th, 2019)

Capital School Board will formally to approve or deny applications, or to place application on a ‘wait list’ if the grade, building or program are above 85% of capacity.

Within 5 business days of the February Board Meeting
 • Parent/guardians will be notified on status of application
• Notification can be made on or in writing

March 16, 2019 (approx. date)
• Parent/guardian must notify Capital School District if they will accept or reject the offer of a seat
• Notification can be made on or in writing

After March 16, 2019

Parent/guardian should complete enrollment at the Choice school of acceptance

Applications received after January 9, 2019 (Good Cause Applications) will be reviewed and formally voted on at regularly scheduled Capital School District Board Meetings within 45 days of the receipt of the application
• Good Cause applications received after January 9, 2019 will be reviewed monthly
• Parents will be notified if the application has been accepted, denied or placed on waiting list within business 5 days of the regularly scheduled Capital School District Board Meeting
• We will accept “Good Cause Applications” until seats are full in each building or grade.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Carol Ward in the Student Services Office at 857-4237, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or

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