SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS (non-Magnet)

Miami-Dade County Public Schools continues to strive to offer flexibility and variety in school choice by providing specialized non-Magnet Programs that give parents and students exceptional additional options in their educational decisions. Choice Programs offer a broad variety of specialty programs from grades K – 12 at a variety of schools throughout the district.

This new online resource provides parents with easy access to a complete listing of all non-Magnet Choice Programs available. Choice programs are different from Magnet programs in that Choice Programs are designed for and first offered to students who are assigned to the school site boundary. Once boundary students are placed, any open seats are then made available to out-of-boundary students through the Region transfer process.

Choice programs are thematic, curriculum-based programs offered at all grade levels and implemented during the regular school day; after school programs are not delineated as part of the Choice options. Please note that transportation is not routinely provided for Choice programs, therefore parents may need to make provisions for transporting their student(s) to these schools and programs should a transfer be granted by the appropriate Region.

Follow the Parent Choice Transfer Procedures Below:

  • Search this website for any programs of interest for you and your child.
  • Contact the specific school to check if there is space available in the program that you are interested in for your child.
  • Visit the school site and the Choice Program to be certain you have selected the best placement for your child.
  • If there is program space available:
    • Complete the Parent Choice Transfer Form http://forms.dadeschools.net/webpdf/3281.pdf
    • Bring the completed form to the child’s current/home-school for school administrators to sign.
    • At the school site, the parent/guardian will be advised of the Region Office that will process and finalize the request.
    • Additional questions about Parent Choice Transfers can be answered by the current/home-school Region Office. See Region Office contact information below.

You may contact each Region through the following methods:

North Region
733 East 57th Street, Hialeah, FL 33013
Central Region
5005 NW 112 Avenue, Doral, FL 33178
South Region
18180 SW 122 Avenue, Miami, FL 33177
Link to M-DCPS Transfers web page: http://attendanceservices.dadeschools.net/transfers.asp