With hundreds of schools and programs across the 901, there’s a place for everyone with SCS!
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 traditional setting in your neighborhood with
a broad set of courses and extracurricular offerings, we’ve got the most choices for students and families. Search for any
Shelby County school by grade level or program.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT 2021-22 SCHOOL CHOICE
Online school choice application opens 10 a.m. on January 26, 2021 @ www.scsk12.org
One online process for ALL school choice applications, including General Choice and Optional Schools.
Apply online anytime, anywhere using any device with Internet access.
Must have a valid email address to apply; Parents will receive an email confirming date/time of application
Parents of current SCS students should apply using their PowerSchool ID, which is the same as the student’s lunch number. Non-SCS students will use a Social Security Number.
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.
Apply for one of our 40+ competitive, theme-based Optional programs. Our unique and rigorous Optional programs are free of tuition. Every Optional school has a specialized learning focus, such as Enriched Academics, College Prep,
International Studies, STEM, International Baccalaureate (IB), Creative & Performing Arts, Automotive Technology and more. Entrance requirements vary by school program.
Available for all 46 competitive, theme-based Optional schools with open space
All Optional schools have entrance requirements.
PRIORITY WINDOW: Applications received by 11:59 p.m. on January 29, 2021 are processed first.
Applications processed in the order received 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 SCS-zoned students (subject to sibling & proximity preference).
After January 29, applications are processed in the order received. Find requirements and info for all Optional programs at scsk12.org/optional.
HAVE QUESTIONS? Call (901) 416-5338.
Apply for a General Choice Transfer to any SCS school with available enrollment space. The General Choice Transfer process is open to all students in Shelby County. Many of our schools boast award-winning principals, teachers, arts programs and sports teams at the state and national levels, in addition
to a wide variety of clubs, extracurriculars and support programs for all grades. Plus, our Ready Grad CCTE programs allow high school students to earn college credits and certifications in dozens of cutting-edge career and technical fields.