There are two Proximity Preferences. Proximity Preference 1 (P1) is given to students living within approximately two miles driving distance of a school. Proximity Preference 2 (P2) is given to elementary and middle school students living within approximately two to five miles driving distance of a school or the school closest to their residence within their zone. There is no P2 for high school students.
Proximity can be helpful unless there are more students living in the proximity area ranking the same school as their first choice than there are available seats. All preferences are most beneficial to the students when used as your first choice during the lottery application period. Ranking them as lower choices greatly diminishes their value.Return to Top
Anyone desiring a change of schools must submit an application, ranking all schools within the appropriate sub-zone. Once an application is submitted, the current school of assignment is forfeited and a new assignment is made. You will know what school will be assigned after the applications have been processed following the application period. There is no guarantee of a particular school assignment when submitting an application through the lottery process. The student could be assigned to any school within the sub-zone based on the lottery process, perhaps even rotating back into the original school assignment.Return to Top
Parents of students leaving the District and/or parents of students who are enrolling into a private school for the next school year, are asked to fax a letter and a copy of their photo ID to the Student Assignment Office in their zone. Please include the following information in the letter:
- Student’s Name
- Student’s Date of Birth
- Name of the school they are currently assigned to in the Lee County School District
- Whether they are “leaving the District” or “entering a private school”
Note: During the school year you must contact your school of assignment to notify the school that your child is leaving the District.Return to Top
The letters, if any, represent preferences given to your child’s application.
- E - Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
- S - Sibling Preference/
- P1 - Proximity Preference 1 (within approximately two miles)
- P2 - Proximity Preference 2 (within approximately two to five miles, or the school closest to their residence within their zone)
Preferences, if any, are most beneficial to the student when used as your first choice. (Example: sibling, proximity, etc.) Ranking them as lower choices can greatly diminish their value.Return to Top
There are three locations for your convenience. You may visit any location regardless of where you live and where your child attends school. Office hours for all three locations are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For maps to each office, please visit www.leeschools.net.
Lehigh Acres Office
1262 Wings Way
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Phone (239) 337-8347
Fax (239) 303-2589
Located in the Community Health Association Complex – off Beth Stacey Blvd., between Homestead Rd. and 23rd St. SW
Cape Coral Office
360 Santa Barbara Blvd. N.
Cape Coral, FL 33993
Phone (239) 242-2059
Fax (239) 458-1079
Located in Cape Coral Tech – just north of the intersection of Pine Island Road and Santa Barbara Blvd.
Fort Myers Office
2855 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Phone (239) 337-8247
Fax (239) 335-1428
Located at the corner of Colonial Blvd. and Metro Pkwy. behind McDonald’sReturn to Top
Any student registering for school in the District for the first time participates in the Student Assignment process. This includes 1) Any new students in any grade moving into the school district and 2) Students entering Kindergarten, 6th grade or 9th grade.
Students in 5th or 8th grade who are already enrolled in the District, will receive an application in the mail and may register by mail or online at www.LeeSchools.net. Applications must be submitted to the Department of Student Assignment for enrollment into Elementary, Middle and High School. Once a student is assigned to a school, they may remain at the school through its highest grade level, unless they move into a different zone or a sub-zone.Return to Top
No. You must submit an application to the Department of Student Assignment. The student will get a sibling preference to the school where their older sibling is currently assigned. The preference assists in assigning the student to the same school during the lottery process.Return to Top
Student Assignment 2018-19 January 22– March 23, 2018
Parents of currently enrolled students in Lee County Public School grades five, eight, and students in Pre-K attending Lee County Public Schools who are eligible for kindergarten for 2018/19, will be mailed their child’s personalized application between January 19 - February 9, 2018. To alleviate the volume of people in the Student Assignment office, applications will be mailed out by level.
Current 8th grade student applications will be mailed on January 19th .
Current Pre-K student applications will be mailed on February 2nd .
Current 5th grade student applications will be mailed on February 9th .
Students new to the district will continue to be enrolled during the entire first enrollment period. This is a very exciting time of year for students and parents as they plan for 2018- 2019. Those receiving applications can save time by applying online! Please read the documents sent to you very carefully, and determine if you want to apply online, mail it back to us, or bring it to one of our offices in person. This is an application collection period. There is no need to stand in long lines the first few days as all applications are processed as a group after the first enrollment deadline. Those who apply online will be able to view their results 1 week earlier than assignments are mailed out. Parents of children who will be five on or before September 1, 2018 and who are not enrolled in one of the district’s Pre-K programs must visit one of our offices to register for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year (bring registration requirements). This should be done during the first application period (January 22 – March 23) to increase the chances of being assigned to your preferred school. Brand new students cannot apply on-line – they must be registered in person. There are no automatic assignments – parents need to register incoming kindergartners even if they have an older sibling already attending the preferred school. Please visit www.leeschools.net for registration requirements and Student Assignment Office locations. Lee County is home to Florida’s top ranked virtual school. Lee Virtual Instruction Program is the only Kindergarten through 12th grade public virtual school in our area. This challenging virtual learning program follows the school district calendar. Students have access to many of the same courses as they would in a traditional school including Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment (FGCU, FSW, FMTC and CCTC) along with the flexibility of a dynamic schedule. Students who complete the virtual course of study receive the same accredited diploma as any other public school. There are two application periods for LVIP. The first application period coincides with the Student Assignment’s first application period. The second one begins the Monday after Thanksgiving for second semester enrollments and closes prior to final exam week of the first semester. Applying to LVIP does not affect your current School Choice assignment until the student completes orientation and enrollment in the LVIP program. Lee Virtual also offers a variety of summer courses for original credit. Visit Lee Virtual Instruction Program at http://lvip.leeschools.net/.