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Old 04-14-2013, 09:48 PM
 
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How does Brevard county school district handle requests for boundary exceptions for elementary school? Middle school? High School? I'm curious because as we head down there, we are zeroing in on neighborhoods based on school district. But if we find a house we really like and it just happens to be on the wrong side of the street (or freeway), are bound to go to the assigned school? I am especially curious about high school since the high schools down there offer such different programs. One of my children would like to participate in the ADAM program Viera High has, while my son would probably do better at Melbourne high.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:26 AM
 
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:44 AM
 
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We are in the same boat - we are buying a home in satellite beach just now (coming from NJ) but our kids would be better suited to Mel High as it's more like the school from which they're coming based on a lot of research and school visits. I highly recommend calling the schools you are interested in attending to ensure they are not closed to enrollments. If you are coming from out of state, you also have to have a registered FL drivers license and other data to reflect residency and have to register your kids for the school you're zoned in first, and then apply to transfer to a different high school with cause. Out of area (new to Brevard) students get last preference, and are the first to get bumped if the enrollments hit limits. And everything has to be get filed before the end of the year - the dates are very set, so timelines are important to follow. That out of area link is a good place to start, but everyone warns us that this is just for next year - the year after things can change and if you're out of zone, it can be risky. Good luck!
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:44 AM
 
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We are in the same boat - we are buying a home in satellite beach just now (coming from NJ) but our kids would be better suited to Mel High as it's more like the school from which they're coming based on a lot of research and school visits. I highly recommend calling the schools you are interested in attending to ensure they are not closed to enrollments. If you are coming from out of state, you also have to have a registered FL drivers license and other data to reflect residency and have to register your kids for the school you're zoned in first, and then apply to transfer to a different high school with cause. Out of area (new to Brevard) students get last preference, and are the first to get bumped if the enrollments hit limits. And everything has to be get filed before the end of the year - the dates are very set, so timelines are important to follow. That out of area link is a good place to start, but everyone warns us that this is just for next year - the year after things can change and if you're out of zone, it can be risky. Good luck!
Actually even going to school your kids are zoned for this year does not guarantee they will go to the same school next year. Schools get closed, schools hit max, and zoning changes etc. For example one area of newer homes in West Melbourne has always gone to Meadowlane Elem. and Central Middle School, but last summer before registration the parents got notices that their kids would be going to school at University in Melbourne and Stone Middle School with no exceptions to stay at the W. Melbourne schools.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:22 PM
 
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We are in the same boat - we are buying a home in satellite beach just now (coming from NJ) but our kids would be better suited to Mel High as it's more like the school from which they're coming based on a lot of research and school visits. I highly recommend calling the schools you are interested in attending to ensure they are not closed to enrollments. If you are coming from out of state, you also have to have a registered FL drivers license and other data to reflect residency and have to register your kids for the school you're zoned in first, and then apply to transfer to a different high school with cause. Out of area (new to Brevard) students get last preference, and are the first to get bumped if the enrollments hit limits. And everything has to be get filed before the end of the year - the dates are very set, so timelines are important to follow. That out of area link is a good place to start, but everyone warns us that this is just for next year - the year after things can change and if you're out of zone, it can be risky. Good luck!
Just curious about your thoughts on Sat High vs Mel High. Did you like the IB program at Mel High more?
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:16 PM
 
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Thanks for the link. It looks like we'll have to find a house in the right neighborhood, for this year anyway. I'll be going down next week to talk with school staff and begin the housing search. Does anyone have any opinions on Viera High vs. Rockledge High?
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:46 PM
 
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I am moving next year and also looking for a good HS. What school did you end up putting your kids in and your thoughts?
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:28 PM
 
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That link is out of date


Here's the school of choice page for the county schools

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Not sure why it posted browser not supported but it should take you to the page.
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