About Choice Enrollment (K-12)

​Preschool programs have a separate choice application process, learn more on our Early Learning website.

Choice image_2.jpgParents/guardians may apply for their student to attend a school that is not their assigned neighborhood school. Acceptance for choice enrollment is dependent on building capacity, seats at various grade levels and program availability. Families are encouraged to explore their neighborhood school options along with choice options.

● Dependent on building capacity.

● Dependent on seats available per grade.

● Dependent on program availability.

● Parents/Guardians must provide transportation to and from school.


Choice Application Process K-12

Parents/guardians begin by submitting a choice application online. Once an application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the enrollment services team and applicants will receive regular status updates. When a decision is made on an application, parents/guardians are notified through email.

Choice enrollment dates for the 2019-2020 school year:

Grade Levels
Round 1
Timeline for application submission
Round 2
Timeline for application submission
Round 3
Timeline for application submission
Elementary (grades K-5)​September 1 to March 1​​March 2 to May 1
​May 2 to September 6
Secondary (grades 6-12)​September 1 to January 11​​January 12 to April 1
​April 2 to September 6

​Begin the choice enrollment process

Schools and Grade Levels Currently at Capacity for the 2019-2020 School Year

Last Updated: December 6, 2018

​Arlington Elementary​K-5
​Blix Elementary ​K-5
​Boze Elementary​1-5
​Bryant Montessori ​K-5
​Fern Hill Elementary ​K-5
​Geiger Montessori​K-4
​Grant Elementary​K, 2, 5
​First Creek Middle ​6-8
​Lowell Elementary ​K-5
​Mason Middle School ​6-8
​McCarver Elementary ​K-5
​Manitou Elementary ​2-5
​Mount Tahoma High​9-12
​Sherman Elementary ​K-5
​Stadium High​9-12
​Stafford Elementary ​K-5
​Stanley Elementary ​K-5
​Wainwright Intermediate​4-8
​Washington Elementary ​K, 2
​Wilson High​9-12
​Whittier Elementary ​K-5

Enrollment and Choice Services is located at 601 South 8th Street Tacoma, WA 98405 ● Phone (253) 571-1142 ● Fax (253) 571-1223 ● enrollmentservices@tacoma.k12.wa.us

PowerSchool family support line is available for Choice Applicants (866) 752-6850, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday