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Sumter District Controlled Open Enrollment Dates for the 2024-2025 School-Year

The Sumter District Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) program provides an opportunity for students to attend a school of their choice outside the student’s assigned zoned school, as long as the requested school is not at permanent program capacity and does not violate the class size amendment. The parent/guardian of students wishing to attend a school outside their zoned area must submit a COE Application to the Sumter County School Board during the established open enrollment periods. Submitting an application does not guarantee that the student will be approved to transfer to the requested school of choice.

If approved, the parent/guardian is responsible for transportation.

Sumter Residents - Applications Accepted March 4 – April 5, 2024  Sumter Resident application

Out of County Residents - Applications Accepted April 22 – May 10, 2024 Out of County Resident application

COE Applications are available at all Sumter District Schools, the district office or a printable form is on the district website

Applications may be turned into any Sumter District School, the district office, or emailed to

For further questions, please call 352-793-2315 ext. 50247