If you have a child in school, then it’s not too early to think about schools options for the next school year! The Hillsborough County Public School District’s Choice Options application period for magnet programs, School Choice, and Career & Technical Education programs for the 2014-2015 school year is open for current HCPS students starting today. You will find out in February or March if your student is accepted. Students at their current magnet or choice school, or prefer to attend their attendance area school, do not need to complete an application. Normally, students attend a school based on their home address. However, HCPS has more options available for students who wish to attend other schools. The Magnet School program allows students to attend schools that are in line with their academic interests. The School Choice program allows students to chose up to 3 other schools not in their normal school assignment area but acceptance is dependent on space availability. The Career and Technical program allows students to attend specialized technical schools. Applications can be completed on line by current students. New students who will be in the Hillsborough County Public School system for the first time will need to complete a paper application. Bus transportation is currently provided, but you can expect some long travel time to and from school depending on the school your child will attend.
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