Student Assignment

Educating children is a top priority in this community. Parents, schools, businesses and community members partner to provide a full and rich educational experience for our children. Because each school provides a unique combination of opportunities and services, St. Lucie Public Schools are able to offer a variety of educational experiences that prepare students for the future.

Student Assignment utilizes an online application and registration system.

Because we understand that selecting a school for your child is an important decision the professional staff at the Student Assignment Office is available to discuss your options and assist you through the application process.

Please contact us at (772) 429-3930 or email

Please feel free to reach our office via email for any of your school assignment needs. 

Applicants with Parent’s Last Name Beginning with letters:





General Questions

Waitlist or Change of Address

McKinney Vento (Homeless)

Student Assignment Coordinator  –

Student Assignment

Required Age to Start School

  • Kindergarten – Your child must be 5 YEARS OLD on or before SEPTEMBER 1.
  • First Grade – Your child must be 6 YEARS OLD on or before SEPTEMBER 1 and must have attended kindergarten. Note: There is no early entrance for kindergarten or first grade students.
  • VPK – Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program: Your child must be 4 YEARS OLD on or before SEPTEMBER 1.
    For registration information, please visit:

About School Choice

The district offers regional school zones rather than neighborhood schools. This assignment process allows for preference to be given to families who have siblings currently attending the school or live within two miles of a school. It also enables the district to offer more choices to parents and best utilize school facilities. Unlike many high-growth school systems, we do not have to re-district when an area grows beyond the capacity of the school in that neighborhood.

Elementary and Middle Schools are divided into three zones, with Midway Road and Florida’s Turnpike being the dividing lines, each including portions of Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie. The Green Zone is north of Midway Road, the Blue Zone is south of Midway Road and East of Florida’s Turnpike, and the Red Zone is south of Midway Road and west of Florida’s Turnpike. See the zone map and/or utilize the school search for more information. All zones contain several elementary schools and middle schools.

High School Students are assigned to their residential zone school based on zip code. Currently enrolled students do not have to complete an application for their zone school. High school students should only apply if they are applying for a Magnet program at Fort Pierce Westwood Academy or for an Attractor Program such as International Baccalaureate (IB), Emery Riddle Aeronautical (AERO), Marine Oceanographic Academy (MOA)

The Benefits of School Choice

  • Once a student is assigned to a school he/she does not have to leave unless the family chooses to change schools or the family moves into another choice zone.
  • Fair to all students, allowing them equal opportunity to select from all schools within their zone.

Open Enrollment Dates

  • High School:
    December 2, 2022 – January 2, 2023
  • Early Enrollment for Elementary, Kindergarten, Middle:
    1st Round January 2 – February 1, 2023
  • Open Choice for Kindergarten and Middle:
    March 1 – March 31, 2023

Magnet Application Dates

Early Admission Application:

  • Opens December 5, 2022
  • Closes January 4th, 2023

Round Two:

  • Opens Application January 9, 2023
  • Closes Application February 3, 2023

If you have questions or need help with enrollment,
contact the Student Assignment Office at (772) 429-3930

Attractor Program Application Dates

  • 1st Application Round Begins December 1, 2022
  • 1st Round Ends January 6, 2023
  • 1st Round Notifications Mailed Out January 16, 2023
  • 2nd Application Round Begins January 16, 2023
  • 2nd Round Ends February 3, 2023
  • 2nd Round Notifications Mailed Out February 13, 2023

The Student Assignment Process

How to Receive a School Assignment for Your Child

  • If your child is new to St. Lucie Public Schools, you must complete an online application for your child. You can access the application by selecting the link “New students and students who moved back to St Lucie” under the Applications heading. If you are a current SLPS student, log into your Skyward Family access using your parent login information. You can access this link by selecting the “Currently Enrolled Students” link under the Applications heading. For convenience, the application can be completed on any mobile device, computer, or tablet. Should families need computer access, the Student Assignment Office offers computer kiosks available for use during office hours.
  • Students who are moving from elementary to middle school within the district must complete an online application for a school assignment. If no application is received, the student will be assigned to school within their zone.
  • Students who move from one zone to another zone within the district must complete an online application for their new school zone.
  • The chances of receiving one of your top choice schools will improve by enrolling during the open enrollment application period.  There is one open enrollment period for Elementary and Middle schools which normally occurs in March but it is subject to change yearly. High School normally occurs in January, also subject to change. Students entering school or switching schools during the current year are handled on an individual basis through the Student Assignment Office and online application process.
  • Once the application period ends, assignments are computer generated. Each application is sorted by giving priority to siblings wanting to attend the same school, and students living within proximity areas around each school.
  • Students who do not receive their first or second choice are placed on the wait list for their first choice school and are notified if a vacancy opens in their grade level. Once school begins, students must attend their assigned school in order to remain active on the wait list. The wait list is active from the date that it is completed until the end of the first nine weeks.

School Assignment Application Requirements

Any parent or guardian registering students in St. Lucie Public Schools for the first time must upload the following documents when completing the online application. The Student Assignment Office cannot process an application without these documents:

  • Original birth certificate
  • Social Security Card (if available)
  • Proof of custody (if the child is not living with both natural parents).
  • Name and address of last school attended
  • Copy of Individual Education Plan (IEP) if your child is in an Exceptional Education Program

You must have one of the following combinations of requirements:

  • 2 Primary Proofs of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must printed on document):
    • Electric, Water, or Land Line Telephone Bill – within 30 days
    • Signed Lease Agreement – within 60 days
    • Official Rent Receipt – within 30 days
    • Current Mortgage Deed – within 60 days
    • Mortgage Payment Coupon – within 30 days ♦ Sales/Builder’s Contract – (with Completion within 6 months)


  • 1 Primary Proof of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must printed on document):
    • Electric, Water, or Land Line Telephone Bill – within 30 days
    • Signed Lease Agreement – within 60 days
    • Official Rent Receipt – within 30 days
    • Current Mortgage Deed – within 60 days
    • Mortgage Payment Coupon – within 30 days
    • Sales/Builder’s Contract – (with Completion within 6 months)
  • AND 1 Secondary Proof of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must be printed on document):
    • Cable Bill or Cell Phone Bill – within 30 days
    • Driver’s License
    • Voter’s Registration
  • If living with relatives or friends: contact Student Assignment at (772) 429-3930

Final Step

After the student has received an assignment, parents will complete the registration process online by accessing the Registration Gateway system. Please upload the following documents when prompted:

  • Health Examination (physical) The exam must be dated within 12 months prior to enrollment. Not required for students transferring from any Florida public or private school, if the requirement has already been met.
  • Florida Certificate of Immunization (original blue card). If you have moved from another state, you will need to take your current immunization record to the St. Lucie County Health Department (5150 NW Milner Dr, Port St Lucie, FL (772) 462-3800), to your doctor, or to a clinic.



Our Staff

  • Michelle Jerger – Director of Student Assignment
  • Barbara Baez – Student Assignment Operator
  • Joanne Conde – Student Assignment Receptionist
  • Raffaella Coppola – Student Assignment Operator
  • Kandiss Davis – Student Assignment Coordinator
  • Kylee Fuhr – District Homeless Liaison
  • Barbara King – Clerk Typist
  • Virginie Milfort – Student Assignment Operator
  • Angela Moreno – Parent Information Specialist
  • Yanet Pla – Student Assignment Operator

Contact us at (772) 429-3930 or email