While it may seem like the school year just started, local school districts are starting to unveil their choice options for next year. For students entering kindergarten, middle or high school in August 2018 — or for families who simply want to explore options beyond their regular zoned school — it's time to start researching magnets, academies and other special programs.
Charter schools and private schools soon will be courting families as well. Our annual School Search section aims to help families throughout the Tampa Bay area sort through the process, see their choices and keep track of key dates. Click on the stories and listings below: