Optional Schools

2014-2015 Optional Schools Application Process is Underway

Applications to attend one of the district's 48 Optional School programs in 2014-15 will be accepted t until August 4, 2014.


With no tuition for Shelby County residents and more innovative programs than ever before, there is sure to be an Optional School that fits your child's unique needs and interests!

  • Aviation


  • Dual Language Immersion

  • International Studies

  • Health Sciences

  • Creative and Performing Arts

  • Automotive Service Technology

  • Information Technology



View Optional Schools Tentative Open Houses by School 2015 Schedule


Our 2014-15 Optional Schools Handbook includes profiles of all 48 Optional Schools, including our new STEAM school in Midtown and new programs at Bolton High School, Germantown Elementary, Germantown Middle and Germantown High.


Application Requirements:

  • A copy of standardized TCAP Achievement Test results in Reading/Language Arts and Math from Spring 2013. Click here. for alternate tests that may be accepted.
  • A copy of the student's most current comprehensive report card.
  • A copy of the student's Social Security Card.
  • A birth certificate is required for Kindergarten applicants.