Delaware’s school choice program allows families living in Delaware to apply to enroll their children in any Delaware public school district, charter school or vocational-technical school, regardless of their home address. With a few exceptions, families must choice students into schools during the school choice application window.

School Choice Application Window

Monday, Nov. 7, 2022 – Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023

Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 – Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022

Application Window Exceptions

  • Applications can be submitted outside of the standard choice window for “good cause” situations. Good cause is defined in 14 Del.C. § 402 (2) as:
    • a change in a child’s residence due to a change in family residence;
    • a change in the state in which the family residence is located;
    • a change in a child’s parent’s marital status;
    • a change caused by a guardianship proceeding;
    • placement of a child in foster care;
    • adoption;
    • participation by a child in a foreign exchange program;
    • a reported, recorded, and substantiated instance of “bullying” against their child as defined in § 4161 of this title; or 14 Del.C. §4161
    • participation by a child in a substance abuse or mental health treatment program.
  • Charter schools, vocational-technical school districts, and magnet schools may continue to accept applications after the second Wednesday in January to fill remaining availability; however, those schools holding a lottery will only include applications received by the second Wednesday in January.
  • Families enrolling kindergarten students may submit their standard application forms to schools up until the first day of the school year. Pursuant to 14 Del.C. § 2702(b), a child must be 5 years of age on or before August 31 of the school year in order to participate in school choice.

How to participate in School Choice

Step 1 – Register student in the school of residence – A school of residence is the school a student attends based on home address. See the school locator map for a list of schools by address.

Step 2 – Visit school websites, meetings – Parents interested in applying to schools through school choice should plan to visit to learn more about available programs, upcoming informational meetings and application requirements.

Step 3 – Complete the standard application form – Any family seeking to choice a student into another school must complete a standard application form during the school choice application window.

Step 4 –   Choice selection – After the choice window closes, schools process applications based on state and local policy. Some schools may use lotteries. Districts and charter schools are required to follow the state’s policy for accepting school choice students. Families will be notified of their application status (approvals/disapprovals) no later than the last day of February.

How to end school choice participation

A student accepted for school choice will remain enrolled in the choice school until graduation from the school building, the span of a program, or at the parents request. To end enrollment at a choice school and return to a student’s school of residence, families must complete a school choice termination form (English, Spanish).


District/Charter Websites and Contacts

Academia Antonia Alonso Choice Website

Phone: 302-660-4760

Address: 300 N. Wakefield Dr.
Newark, DE 19702

Contact Persons/Email: Mercedes Alonso & Mayara Costa

Academy of Dover Charter School Choice Website

Phone: 302-674-0684

Address: 104 Saulsbury Road
Dover, DE 19904

Contact Person/Email: Michele Marinucci

Appoquinimink School District Choice Website

Phone: 302-376-4135

Address: 118 S. 6th Street
Odessa, DE 19730-4010

Contact Person/Email: Julie Lauderbaugh

Brandywine School District Choice Website

Phone: 302-793-5014

Address: 1311 Brandywine Blvd.
Wilmington, DE 19809

Contact Persons/Email: Tia Harris & Maysha Kennedy

BASSE Choice Website

Phone: 302-448-8343

Address: 20346 Ennis St
Georgetown, DE 19973

Contact Person/Email: Chantalle Ashford

Caesar Rodney School District Choice Website

Phone: 302-698-4800 ext.131

Address: Paul L. Dunbar Admin Building
7 Front Street, P.O. Box 188
Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934-1252

Contact Person/Email: Dr. Jessilene E. Corbett, Assistant Superintendent

Campus Community School Choice Website

Phone: 302-736-0403

Address: 350 Pear Street
Dover, DE 19904

Contact Persons/Email: Carolin LyonHeidi Greene

Cape Henlopen School District Choice Website

Phone: 302-645-6686

Address: 1270 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE 19958-1798

Contact Person/Email: Diane Vickers

Capital School District School Choice Website

Phone: 302-857-4237

Address: 198 Commerce Way
Dover, DE 19904

Contact Person/Email: Elizabeth ‘Rose’ Stayton

Charter School of New Castle Choice Website

Phone: 302-324-8901

Address: 170 Lukens Drive
New Castle, DE 19720

Contact Person/Email: Rachel Valentin

Charter School of Wilmington Choice Website

Phone: 302-651-2727

Address: 100 North duPont Road
Wilmington, DE 19807

Contact Person/Email: Suzanne Musacchio

Christina School District Choice Website

Phone: 302-552-2600

Address: 1899 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE 19702

Contact Person/Email: Janet McMahon

Colonial School District Choice Website

Phone: 302-323-2873

Address: 318 E. Basin Road
New Castle, DE 19720-4200

Contact Person/Email: Ahtiya Johnson

Delaware Military Academy Choice Website

Phone: 302-998-0745

Address: 112 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE 19804

Contact Person/Email: Anthony Pullella

Delmar School District Choice Website

Phone: 302-846-9544

Address: 200 N. Eighth Street
Delmar, DE 19940

Contact Persons/Email: Charity Phillips & Nicole Mezick

Early College High School at DE State University Choice Website

Phone: 302-857-3510

Address: 1200 N DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Contact Person/Email: Evelyn Edney

East Side Charter School Choice Website

Phone: 302-762-5834

Address: 3000 N. Claymont Street
Wilmington, DE 19802

Contact Person/Email: Rachael Staab

First State Military Academy Choice Website

Phone: 302-223-2150

Address: 355 W Duck Creek Road
P.O. Box 888
Clayton, DE 19938

Contact Person/Email: Lilyana Auster

First State Montessori Academy Choice Website

Phone: 302-576-1500

Address: 1000 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Contact Person/Email: Courtney Fox

Freire Charter School Choice Website

Phone: 302-407-4800

Address: 201 W 14th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Contact Person/Email: Katie Pollard

Gateway Charter School Choice Website

Phone: 302-633-4091

Address: 2501 Centerville Road
Wilmington, DE 19808

Contact Persons/Email: Catherine Dolan & Pamela Draper

Great Oaks Charter School Choice Website

Phone: 302-660-4790

Address: Community Education Building
1200 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Contact Persons/Email: Kia Johnson & Jorden Jones

Indian River School District Choice Website

Phone: 302-436-1000

Address: 31 Hosier Street
Selbyville, DE 19975

Contact Person/Email: Kimberly Collins

Kuumba Academy Charter School Choice Website

Phone: 302-472-6450

Address: 1200 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Contact Person/Email: Sally Maldonado

Lake Forest School District Choice Website

Phone: 302-284-3020 ext.122

Address: 5423 Killens Pond Road
Felton, DE 19943-9801

Contact Person: Laura Gott

Las Americas Aspira Academy Charter Website

Phone: 302-292-1463

Address: 326 Ruthar Drive
Newark, DE 19711

Contact Person/Email: Margie Lopez Waite

Laurel School District Charter Website

Phone: 302-875-6100

Address: 1160 South Central Avenue
Laurel, DE 19956-1413

Contact Person/Email: Shawn Larrimore

Milford School District Choice Website

Phone: 302-424-6483

Address: 906 Lakeview Ave.
Milford, DE 19963-1799

Contact Person/Email: Cathy Rios

MOT Charter School Choice Website

Phone: 302-376-5125

Address: 1156 Levels Road
Middletown, DE 19709

Contact Person: Ned Southworth

NCCVT School District Choice Website

Phone: 302-995-8035

Address: 1417 Newport Road
Wilmington, DE 19804

Contact Person/Email: Debbie Dolde

Newark Charter School Choice Website

Phone: 302-369-2001

Address: 200 McIntire Drive
Newark, DE 19711

Contact Person/Email: Sharon Dorr

Odyssey Charter School Choice Website

Phone: 302-516-8000 ext.505

Address: 4409 Lancaster Pike, Bldg. 21
Wilmington, DE 19805

Contact Person/Email: Tracie Principe

POLYTECH School District Choice Website

Phone: 302-697-2170

Address: 823 Walnut Shade Road
Woodside, DE 19980

Contact Person/Email: Macky Trabaudo

Positive Outcome Charter School Choice Website

Phone: 302-697-8805

Address: 337 South duPont Highway

Camden, DE 19934

Contact Persons/Email:  Ed Emmett & Jessica Bennett

Providence Creek Academy Choice Website

Phone: 302-653-6276

Address: 273 West Duck Creek Road
P.O. Box 265
Clayton, DE 19938

Contact Person/Email: KelliAnn Jones

Red Clay School District Choice Website

Phone: 302-552-3789

Address: 2914 Duncan Road
Wilmington, DE 19808

Contact Person/Email: Kristine Bewley

Seaford School District Choice Website

Phone: 302-629-4587 ext.1550

Address: 390 N. Market Street Extended
Seaford, DE 19973-1433

Contact Person/Email: James Bell

Smyrna School District

Office: 302-653-8585

Address: 82 Monrovia Avenue
Smyrna, DE 19977

Contact Persons/Email: Deborah Judy & Ashley Nash

Sussex Academy Choice Website

Phone: 302-856-3636

Address: 21150 Airport Road
Georgetown, DE 19947

Contact Persons/Email: Andrea Rogers & Janet Owens

Sussex Montessori Choice Website

Phone: 302-404-5367

Address: 24960 Dairy Lane
Seaford DE 19973

Contact Person/Email: Kaneisha Savage

Sussex Tech School District Choice Website

Phone: 302-856-2541

Address: 17137 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE 19947

Contact Person/Email: Steve Persolio

Thomas A. Edison Charter School Choice Website

Phone: 302-778-1101

Address: 2200 N Locust Street
Wilmington, DE 19802

Contact Person/Email: Salmone Thomas-El

Woodbridge School District

Phone: 302-337-7990

Address: 16359 Sussex Highway
Bridgeville, DE 19933-0427

Contact Persons/Email:  Derek Prillaman & Nina Colegrove