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Controlled Open Enrollment


DeFuniak Springs — Applications are now available for parents who are considering enrolling their children in a school other than their zoned school. Florida Statute 1002.31 requires district school boards to adopt and implement a plan to allow a parent from any school in the state to enroll a child in a school of choice.


The Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) application window for the Walton County School District will be from January 3 – March 15. Parents/Guardians must provide transportation to the COE school with available capacity. Parents/Guardians may obtain an application at any school, on the district’s website, or through the district office. To view Walton County School District’s Controlled Open Enrollment Plan and Application for Attendance or to see a complete list of schools and the capacity of each, please visit and click on the Controlled Open Enrollment link.



145 S. Park Street

DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435


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Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy and EPIC year in 2019! We are looking forward to amazing educational opportunities and adventures in the coming year! 
We will see our faculty and staff back on January 3rd, 2019, and students on January 7, 2019!

Emerald Coast Middle School is excited to announce that Mrs. Amanda Pacheco is our Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations Mrs. Pacheco and thank you for all you do for our students and school!

In addition, Emerald Coast Middle School is thrilled to announce that Mrs. Cynthia Yates is our ESP of the Year!
Congratulations and thank you for all of your contributions to our school and students!
Submitted by Karen Wright

Congratulations to Laura Chandler, Emerald Coast Technical College ESP of the Year!

Submitted by Deana Majors

The 2D art students of Tracy Wilmes at South Walton High School enjoyed a performance by Dr. Benjamin Sung, violin instructor at Florida State University, as part of the Rosemary Beach Foundation's Music in Pictures art initiative.  Students were delighted to have the opportunity to listen to and interact with Dr. Sung as he played selections designed to deepen the student's' understanding of the theme of this year's Music in Pictures program.  Submitted by Tracy Wilmes.  

Winter Break Begins December 20, 2018. During this time, Walton County School District Offices and Schools will be closed. Teachers & Staff return January 3rd. Students will return January 7th.