• Student Assignment Office

    For assistance with registration or Student Assignment issues, please contact the Student Assignment Office at StudentAssignment@pcsb.org or (727) 588-6210.

    New Student Registration

    Families who have moved to Pinellas County or have a child transitioning into Pinellas County Schools need to reserve a seat at the zoned school for the 2023-24 school year.  Visit the New Student Registration page to learn what steps to take to have a reservation made and what required documentation is needed to enroll your child.

    Student Reservation System

    A great family resource is the Student Reservation System. Parents can use the Student Reservation System to:
    • Reserve a seat for the current or next school year
    • Change their residence address
    • Apply for a District Application Program
    • Apply for Special Assignment Request

    Please note that some of these options will only be available at certain times of the year.


    Exceptional Student Education

    Parents of all students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) requiring Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services should contact the district ESE Student Transfer Team at (727) 588-5128 or the Exceptional Student Education office at (727) 588-6032. Learn more about Exceptional Student Education.
    The PreK Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Program offers a variety of models and options for children ages 3 through 5 who are developmentally delayed. You may contact the ESE Student Transfer Team at (727) 588-5128. Find out more about PreK ESE program.

    Parental Choice Options

    Pinellas County Schools offers a wide variety of high-quality educational programs for students.

    Incoming students in kindergarten, 6th- and 9th-grade are assigned to zoned schools, which provide close-to-home, neighborhood schools, where students can receive a quality education. Find your child's zoned school with the School Zone Locator. See zone maps for elementary, middle and high schools.

    Parents wishing to change schools may request a new school assignment through the annual Special Assignment Request process or apply for District Application Programs.

    District Application Programs

    District Application Programs include themed programs, career programs and fundamental programs. Find out more about District Application Programs.

    Special Assignment Requests 

    Special Assignment Requests allow families to apply to attend a school their child is not zoned for.  A Special Assignment Request cannot be made to a District Application Program because there is a separate application process. 
    Special Assignment Requests are granted on a space-available basis. All such assignments are valid through the highest grade level. Bus transportation is not provided for granted Special Assignment Requests. Parents must arrange to get their child to and from school safely and on time. Find out more about the district Student Assignment policy.
    Go to the Focus Parent Portal https://focus.pcsb.org and look for the Student Reservation System tab in the left-side menu.  Click the link and when the page opens, click Special Assignment Request (SAR) to apply.  Applications are taken year round.  SARs will be granted when there is available space.  If there are more requests than available seats, a wait list will be created and maintained.  
    Students granted a Special Assignment Request (SAR) may remain at the assigned school through the highest grade level as long as there is capacity and all zoned students are able to attend their zoned school. 

    Special Attendance Permit (SAP) - For Out-of-County Residents

    If a parent, legal guardian, other person with primary or shared parental responsibility for the student, or an adult student has his/her primary legal residence in a county other than this county, s/he may apply for an exception known as a Special Attendance Permit (SAP). The student must complete a 
    Special Attendance Permit Application (PCS Form 4-302) Special Attendance Permit requests will be accepted for both the current school year and the next school year. 

    If approved for school attendance in the District, the student will be assigned to the requested school, provided the school has available space and it is in the best interest of the educational program at the school.  Parents are responsible for safely transporting their child to and from the assigned school in a timely manner. Students granted a Special Attendance Permit may remain at the assigned school through the highest grade. There is no longer a requirement to re-apply annually.

    Please note:

    *  A student on suspension or who has been expelled cannot be approved for transfer to the District.

    *  No student residing in the district may be displaced by a student from another district.

     Additionally, the following preferential treatment will be provided through the Special Assignment Request and Special Attendance Permit processes;

    1. dependent children of active-duty military personnel whose movement resulted from military orders;
    2. students who have been relocated due to a foster care placement into another school zone;
    3. students who move to another school zone due to a court-ordered change in custody due to separation or divorce, or the serious illness or death of a custodial parent.

    Pinellas Virtual School

    Pinellas Virtual School provides a rigorous and engaging online education. Learn more about the Pinellas Virtual School.

    Charter Schools

    Charter schools are public schools operating under a contractual agreement with the local School Board. Find out about charter schools.

    Opportunity Scholarships

    The Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) provides opportunities for students who attended or are currently assigned to a school that has earned a grade of "F" or three consecutive grades of "D" pursuant to section 1008.34, Florida Statutes. 

    For the 2022-23 school year, Tyrone Middle School families are eligible for an Opportunity Scholarship. Azalea families who wish to opt-in should complete the Opt-In Form

    More information about the Opportunity Scholarship Program can also be found on the School Choice website at www.floridaschoolchoice.org.