Lee County Schools to Begin Open Enrollment

Posted at 1:55 PM, Dec 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-03 13:55:27-05

The Student Assignment Open Enrollment Period for the 2016-2017 school year will begin Monday, January 11th, and will run through Friday, April 1, 2016. The Open Enrollment Period is for:

  • Any student entering Kindergarten, 6th or 9th Grade
  • Students who are new to the District
  • Currently enrolled students who would like to change schools for next school year

On Friday, January 8th, pre-printed applications will be mailed to parents of Pre-K students attending Lee County Public Schools who are eligible for kindergarten for 2016-2017, as well as current fifth- and eighth-grade students who currently attend a Lee County Public School. The pre-printed applications will not be provided to new students in the District or students currently attending a charter school.  If families received a pre-printed application, they are strongly encouraged to apply online via the District’s Web site (

Parents of children who will be five on or before September 1st should apply for kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents need to register their child even if they have an older child already in school – assignments are not automatic.

Student Assignment utilizes a lottery system. A family who registers the first day of Open Enrollment has the same chance of getting a school as that of a family who registers the last day – it is unnecessary for families to stand in long lines when Open Enrollment starts. In fact, families are encouraged to continue to attend open houses and tour schools before completing their final school choice rankings. Dates and times for open houses are available online ( or by calling individual schools.  Parents are invited to use the “Find My School” tool to locate available schools in their subzone.

The following Student Assignment locations will be open between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm for parents to register children for school:

Lehigh Acres Office, 1262 Wings Way Suite #207, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
(Located on Beth Stacey Blvd off of Homestead Rd. in the Community Health Association Complex)

Cape Coral Office, 370 Santa Barbara Blvd. North, Cape Coral FL, 33993
(Located in the Cape Coral Technical College, off of Pine Island Road, just north of Roger Dean Chevrolet)

Fort Myers Office, 2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33966
(Located at the corner of Colonial Blvd and Metro Pkwy behind McDonalds)