School Choice and Magnet Window is Now Open

  • By choosing Hillsborough County Public Schools, you provide your child with national award-winning school options. Choose from over 100 K-12 tuition-free programs based on curriculum, location, student interest, or way of learning. Whether it is virtual learning, K-8, International Baccalaureate, Collegiate Academy, Magnet schools for the Arts or STEM, Montessori-based learning, or Career and Technical Education, we offer innovative and nurturing learning environments with technology-rich classrooms and highly-trained and certified teachers. Attend upcoming school tours and events to learn more about the schools that interest your child.

    Your Neighborhood School is the school assigned based on your home address and school boundaries. Find your neighborhood school>>

    Disclaimer: All school attendance boundaries are subject to change by School Board action. The maps and descriptions are provided for convenience only.

Choosing a School for Your Child

  • If you wish for your children to attend the school where they are zoned, you do not need to do anything except register directly with that school. Discover your Neighborhood School>>

    For School Choice, Magnet, Career and Technical Education (CTE) schools or Choice Hardship schools, apply during open application periods. All School Choice and CTE applications are subject to a computer lottery to choose applicants except CTE Middle Schools and all Magnet High Schools. Acceptance into these schools are based on student academic scores.

Check Out Upcoming Events


    Regional Events
    We are bringing Magnet Schools to YOU! Join us for an upcoming Magnet School Regional Event in your area. This is a great opportunity to learn about the different Magnet Schools in your region and beyond. Principals, Magnet Leads, teachers, and students will be there to share information about their programs and answer any questions you might have. In addition to this, there will be giveaways, and you'll have an opportunity to speak with the Supervisor of Magnet programs. See schools attending>>

    Western Hillsborough Schools
    Location: D.W. Waters
    Thursday, November 16
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Southeast Hillsborough Schools
    Location: Spoto High School
    Thursday, November 30
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Central Hillsborough Schools
    Location: Blake High School
    Wednesday, December 6
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Northwest Hillsborough Schools
    Location: Muller Elementary & Building Construction Academy at Bowers/Whitley
    Thursday, December 7
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • More to Explore - Application Window open Nov. 1-Dec. 15

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