The Schools of Choice initiative facilitates parental/student choice, within limits, in selecting the public school best suited to the student’s learning requirements. Only those students who qualify under “right to attend school” legislation may exercise choice.
The School of Choice initiative does not apply to students who attend a school other than their designated school, because the recognized program of study they wish to access is not offered by the school division/district of which they are resident. Students in this category are covered under Sub-section 41(5) of The Public Schools Act (Programs not offered locally) and associated regulation and policy.
There are deadlines for the submission and approval of School of Choice application forms. A complete summary of responsibilities and obligations of parents, students and schools as they relate to Schools of Choice is located on the Manitoba Government Education and Advanced Learning website.