If you live in Hillsborough County, Florida, then it is time to start looking for schools for your child. Hillsborough County offers a variety of school options based on curriculum, location, interests, and system of learning. Your child’s Attendance Area School is assigned to him based on his home address. If you want to change schools, you can apply for non-magnet Choice schools, as well.
Hillsborough County has one of the largest school districts in the nation, and has 50 “choice” programs. Magnet schools weave a theme into each activity. At arts magnet schools, math questions are tied to paint colors or performances. In math magnet schools, math questions are related to poetry. These schools offer students unique learning opportunities and are rated among the best. If you are wondering whether your child will be happy at a magnet school, there is some good news. Parents can apply for their child’s attendance zone by April.
Students applying for regular school should make sure they have their student ID number, last four digits of social security number, and birth year handy. Depending on where you live, you might find that your child’s dream school is already full. If so, you should list at least three schools to choose from. The goal should be that your child is happy with any of his three choices. The process is free and easy.