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Deadline to Turn in School Choice Applications Is May 15, 2017

School Choice Application

List of School with Openings

May 1, 2017, through May 15, 2017, the Douglas County School System will accept applications for School Choice transfers. Parents may request to transfer their child to another public school in the district for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year if the school has available space after its assigned students have been enrolled. Available classroom space is defined as permanent classroom space and does not include the use of trailers. The Douglas County School System considers factors such as projected enrollment, maximum class size and available teacher allocations when determining available space. Class size capacity is also considered by grade level and by subject. With increased class sizes implemented, transfer options have been reduced. For a list of schools with openings, click here

Interested parents may download the School Choice form here or pick one up from the Douglas County Board of Education building located at 9030 Highway 5, Douglasville, GA 30134. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Completed applications may be emailed to angela.thomas@douglas.k12.ga.us, hand delivered, or mailed to the above address. All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017. Transfer window dates will be strictly upheld.

Should the Douglas County School System receive more applications than seats available at an individual school, a lottery will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Central Office Board Room located at 9030 Highway 5. Parents and legal guardians who elect the School Choice option are responsible for all costs associated with transporting the child to and from school. The Douglas County School System will not provide transportation.

Middle school and high school students transferring under School Choice are subject to the eligibility requirements of the Middle School Conference By-Laws or the Georgia High School Association (GHSA). Middle school students granted a transfer to another middle school will be eligible to participate in athletics as long as they meet the academic and age requirements as established by the Middle School Conference By-Laws. High school students, other than incoming freshman, will be ineligible for varsity competition for one calendar year from the date of the transfer but can participate in 9th grade and junior varsity athletics as long as they meet the academic and age requirements as established by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA). If a student transfers back to their districted school, he/she will be ineligible once again for varsity competition for one calendar year from the date of the transfer.

All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017. Should you have additional questions, please visit the Student Services Transfer section located on our website at www.douglas.k12.ga.us or contact Student Services at 770-651-2084.

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