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.

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.  Our diverse staff is ready to assist you in 6 different languages from French, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Italian, Portuguese and English.

If you have questions or need help with enrollment, please contact us at (772) 429-3930 or email

  • High School:
    January 1 – January 31, 2024
  • Early Enrollment for Elementary, Kindergarten, Middle:
    1st Round January 2 – January 31, 2024
  • Open Choice for Kindergarten and Middle:
    March 1 – March 31, 2024
  • VPK Open Enrollment:
     January 8 – January 26, 2024
  • Early Admission Application:
    TBD in November
  • Application:
     January 9 – 31, 2024

Round One

  • Opens December 1, 2023
  • Closes December 15, 2023
  • Notifications Mailed Out December 21, 2023

Round Two

  • Opens January 8, 2024
  • Closes January 19, 2024
  • Notifications Mailed Out January 31, 2024
Our Application Process Our district is unique, explore our process

Getting a School assignment is a 2 STEP process

  • STEP ONE: Apply for a school
    • Complete an Online application for your Regional Zone or other choice options
    • Original birth certificate
    • Proof of Address
    • 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 or Special Education

    STEP 2: Complete Registration at school once assigned

    • Complete the Online Pre-Registration/Registration
    • Health Examination (physical) – The exam must be dated within 12 months prior to registration. Physical is required for Kindergarten registration.
    • DH680-Florida Certificate of Immunization – Form can be obtained free by taking immunization record to the Florida Health Department
      • Port St Lucie – 5150 NW Milner Dr, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983 – (772) 462-3800
      • Fort Pierce – 714 Ave C, Fort Pierce, FL 34954 – (772) 462-3800
School Choice We offer regional zones to avoid having to redistrict when capacity grows.

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.

Midway Road and Florida’s Turnpike are 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.  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: The WEST Prep Magnet or for an Attractor Program such as International Baccalaureate (IB), Emery Riddle Aeronautical (AERO), Marine Oceanographic Academy (MOA)


Required Age to Start School Kindergarten, VPK, and First Grade requirements

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:

Staff and Contacts Contact us for student assignment assistance or questions

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:





McKinney Vento (Homeless Liaison)

Michelle Jerger, Student Assignment Director –

Kandiss Davis, Student Assignment Coordinator –

Joanne Conde – Student Assignment Receptionist

Barbara King – Clerk Typist

Angela Moreno – Parent Information Specialist

Contact us at (772) 429-3930 or email


Required Documents

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
  • Proof of address (see details to right)

**Note: If Proofs of Address are not in the Custodial Parents/Guardians name, a notarized affidavit of residence must be submitted with the application: Affidavit of Residence

If living with relatives or friends: contact Student Assignment at (772) 429-3930

After the student has received an assignment, parents will complete the registration process online. 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.

Proof of Address

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 (listed above)

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


Attractor Programs

Virtual Schools

Magnet Schools