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  • Parent Welcome Center
    2687 Avery Ave.
    *ESL Services Available
  • SCS Northeast Regional Office
    920 N. Highland St.
    *ESL Services Available
  • Public libraries, community centers, churches & other community sites with free public Internet access
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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 K-12 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 2020-21 SCHOOL CHOICE

  • Online school choice application opens 10 a.m. on January 28, 2020 @ www.scsk12.org
  • One online process for ALL school choice applications - General Choice & 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 your school, the SCS Parent Welcome Center, public libraries or anywhere 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, Health Science, Automotive Technology and more. Entrance requirements vary by school program.

2020-21 OPTIONAL SCHOOLS APPLICATION FACTS

  • 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 31, 2020 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 31, 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, we have nearly 120 schools that have been designated as Reward schools in Tennessee since 2014. 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.

2020-21 GENERAL CHOICE APPLICATION FACTS

  • Available for all SCS schools with open enrollment space
  • All applications processed in the order they are received
  • PRIORITY WINDOW: Apply by February 28, 2020 to ensure a status update before the end of the school year.
  • 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 scsk12.org/ccte.
  • Middle College High School and Hollis F. Price Middle College High School have entrance requirements, and parents must upload additional documents as 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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