How to Apply Steps

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How to Apply for the 2023-2024 School Year

  • Pinellas County Residents- Follow these three steps to apply to District Application Programs for the 2022-2023 School Year:


    Step 1: Get a Portal I.D. and Passworddap mom

    • If you do not already have a User ID and password for your family, go to a nearby school and  ask for one. Bring a photo ID with you.
    • Only one User ID and password is needed per family.


    Step 2: Apply Online Jan. 10 - Jan. 20 before 5:00 PM

    • Log on to the Student Reservation System (SRS) on the district’s website,, using your User ID and password.
    • Enter your program selections (up to five) from the list of programs.


    PLEASE NOTE: The Student Reservation System is set up for Pinellas County addresses only.  Non-Pinellas County residents are not able to apply using the Student Reservation System.  A Special Assignment Permit must be completed.  Special Attendance Permits for the 2023-2024 school year will not be reviewed until late Spring/ early Summer. 



    REMEMBER: Non-PCS students must deliver all program eligibility documentation to Centers for Gifted Studies or high school Cambridge AICE and IB programs to the appropriate program office(s) by the close of the school day on Jan. 27, 2023.



    Step 3: Accept Invitations Feb. 8- Feb. 17 before 5:00 PM

    • Log on to the Student Reservation System (SRS) with your User ID and password during this period to accept a program invitation. If you do not accept during this period, your child’s invitation(s) will no longer be valid.
    • Review your child’s status in all the programs to which you have applied.
    • It is not necessary to accept waiting list positions.
    • If you accept any ONE program’s invitation during the acceptance period, the student’s name will be removed from all other lists, (except the center for Gifted Studies) including waiting lists.
    • You have the option to change your mind and select a different program before the 5:00 PM Feb. 17, 2023 deadline.
    For questions about the Application Process or Portal I.D.s and passwords, contact the Student Assignment Office: or by phone at 727.588.6210. 
    If you have questions about specific programs, contact the programs directly or the Instructional Staff Developer: or by phone at 727.588.6000 x1875.