Indian River district school choice applications due Jan. 13

November 16, 2020

The Indian River School District will utilize the Data Service Center’s web-based Delaware Public and Charter School Choice Application for 2021-22.

All IRSD school choice applications for 2021-22 must be submitted online at

The 2021-22 school choice application period closes at 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13. The district will decide on all applications for grades 1-12 by Monday, Feb. 22. Parents will have until Friday, March 19, to accept or decline a school’s invitation. Decisions on kindergarten applications will be made in May 2021.

The Data Service Center’s online system is the school choice application receipt and processing tool for all Delaware public school districts. By submitting online applications at, parents experience a user-friendly interface which allows them to quickly submit applications to the schools of choice for their children. The online system offers both English and Spanish options for school choice applications.

When visiting, parents must create an account with a user name and password. It is recommended that the user name be an email address. Once an account has been created, the parent can enter information about his or her child and select the child’s first, second and third school choices. Parents can also apply to special programs such as Spanish Immersion, International Baccalaureate and the STEM pathway.

The system will also designate district schools that are anticipated to have openings for 2021-22. Schools that are at capacity will be labeled as At Capacity. Parents will still be permitted to submit applications for At-Capacity schools.

Parents will receive an email confirmation once their school choice application has been submitted. They may review, edit or withdraw an application at any time prior to the Jan. 13 deadline.

For more information about school choice or the online application system, contact the IRSD district office at 302-436-1000.

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