School Choice Pick Enroll

The Optional Schools and General Choice Transfer application window is open. Applications can be accessed by visiting these links. A PowerSchool login is not required.

Optional Schools:

General Choice Transfer:

For more information on General Choice Transfer, visit the 2024 School Choice Guide or

For more information on Optional Schools, visit or

With hundreds of options across the 901, MSCS has a place for everyone!

Whether you’re looking for a school with a specialized learning focus and competitive entry requirements, an innovative setting to meet your child’s unique learning needs, or a beloved community school in your neighborhood, Memphis-Shelby County Schools has the most choices for students and families. Search for any MSCS school by grade level or program.


  • Feb. 1, 2024: Application period for Optional Schools & General Choice Transfer opens online. Links will go live at 10 a.m. on Feb. 1, 2024.
  • Apply online anytime, anywhere using any device with Internet access.
  • Must have a valid email address to apply. Parents will receive an email confirming the date/time the application was submitted.
  • Parents of current MSCS students should apply using their PowerSchool ID, which is the same as the student’s lunch number. Non-MSCS students are encouraged to use a Social Security Number. Families with SSN concerns should contact the S.E.E.D. office at (901) 416-6007.
  • Students may apply for two General Choice options and/or two Optional schools.
  • NO COMPUTER OR INTERNET? Visit a local public library or any location with free WiFi.

  • Feb 3: School Choice Showcase

  • All students who plan to attend ANY MSCS school in SY 24-25 should register online. Registration for NEW and RETURNING students begins March 19, 2024.


  • 45 competitive, theme-based Optional schools with programs including STEM, International Baccalaureate (IB) and more.
  • All Optional schools have entrance requirements.
  • PRIORITY WINDOW: Applications received by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2024, are processed first.
  • Applications processed in the order received (within priority categories) unless applications exceed spaces; applications digitally stamped with date/time
  • In schools where applications exceed spaces, 80 percent of spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis by MSCS-zoned students (subject to sibling & proximity preference).
  • After Feb. 6, applications are processed in the order received (within priority categories). Find requirements and info for all Optional programs at
  • HAVE QUESTIONS? Call (901) 416-5338.


  • Available for all MSCS schools with open enrollment space
  • All applications processed in the order they are received
  • PRIORITY WINDOW: Applications received by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 23, 2024, are processed first.
  • Applications processed in the order received unless applications exceed spaces; applications digitally stamped with date/time.
  • Students on an existing General Choice transfer do not have to reapply.
  • HAVE QUESTIONS? Call (901) 416-6007.
  • General Choice transfers include Ready Grad CCTE Programs, which allow high school students to earn college credits and career certifications. Get more info at
  • Middle College High School, Hollis F. Price Middle College High School, and Medical District High School have entrance requirements, and parents must upload additional documents as a part of the General Choice application. Please have these documents ready at the time of application, so there are no delays with your submission.
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