Application Information

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

Applications may be delivered by mail or in person to:

St. Lucie Public Schools
Student Assignment Office
4204 Okeechobee Road
Fort Pierce, Fl 34947

Incomplete applications will be returned.

Under state law

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. Please call the Early Learning Coalition at 772-595-6424 ext. 122 for information or go to

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. High schools are assigned by zip code with only one choice. See the zone map and/or utilize the school search for more information. All zones contain several elementary schools and middle schools.

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.

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 application for your child. Applications are available at the
    Student Assignment Office located at 4204 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce, at any school in the district, or on this website.
  • Students who are moving from elementary to middle school within the district must complete an application for a school assignment.
  • Students who move from one zone to another zone within the district must complete an application for their new school zone.
  • The chances of receiving one of your top choice schools will improve by participating in the application period.
  • 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.

Application Periods

There is one open enrollment period for Elementary and Middle schools, which is subject to change yearly. Elementary and Middle School normally occurs in March. Students entering school or switching schools during the current year are handled on an individual basis through the Student Assignment Office.

School Assignment Application Requirements

Any parent or guardian registering students in the St. Lucie Public Schools District for the first time must bring the following documents when visiting a school or the Student Assignment Office. Assignments cannot take place without all of 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 assignment process has been completed, parents must enroll their children at the assigned schools by providing the above documentation along with the following:

  • 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.
  • Assignment postcard.

Contact Us

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 Choice Program Specialist

Barbara King 
Clerk Typist

Virginie Milfort 
Student Assignment Operator

Angela Moreno 
Student Assignment Operator

Cynthia Poole 
Parent Information Specialist/District Homeless Liaison


About Us

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.