In order to enroll in an Okaloosa County school, you will need to go directly to the school that is zoned for your address (use the School Site Locator), bringing proof of your child's age (birth certificate), a medical examination (physical), contact information in case of emergency and your address and Social Security number.
Florida law provides that any child who will be 5 on or before September 1st is eligible for kindergarten that school year. Registration for kindergarten may be completed at any time during the regular school day at the school zoned for the child' s neighborhood. To complete the registration process, parents must present proof of the child' s age (birth certificate), a Florida certificate of immunization, a social security card, a school physical dated no later than twelve months prior to the first day of school, and proof of residency. Further information may be obtained by calling the schools or Curriculum and Instruction at 850.833.4208.
Parents choosing to apply for Controlled Open Enrollment must do so no later than February 15th of each year by visiting www.Okaloosaschools.com or by clicking on the Controlled Open Enrollment link. Controlled Open Enrollment allows a parent from any district in Florida to apply for enrollment and transport his or her student to any public school that has not reached capacity.
To register, visit the new OCSD Registration Portal for the 2020-21 School Year (Spanish Portal). Through the portal, parents can complete most of the registration process online from home.
- School Site Locator - to find out what school your child is zoned to attend, use the School Site Locator or call 850.833.3551 for Fort Walton Beach, 850.833.4161 for Destin, Eglin, Niceville or 850.689.7301 for north county locations.
- OCSD Registration Portal for the 2020-21 School Year
- School Entrance Requirement / Spanish
- Home Education