160 S. Hollywood Street
Coe Building - Room 106
Memphis, TN 38112
Applications are available in all 47 Optional schools and the Division of Optional Schools & Advanced Academics. Be sure to check out our new 2016-17 Optional Schools Handbook to view profiles and entrance requirements for every school. Thanks for your interest in the SCS Optional Program!
The Optional Program has a longstanding legacy of excellence in Shelby County. Free of tuition, our schools provide creative and rigorous coursework and extra-curricular programs led by teachers who inspire and challenge high-performing students to achieve their best. Each of our schools has a specialized learning focus, such as Enriched Academics, College Prep, International Studies, International Baccalaureate (IB), Creative & Performing Arts, Health Science, Automotive Technology and more. Entrance requirements vary by school program. We invite you to learn more by calling or visiting any of our Optional schools, or contacting the Optional Schools Department at (901) 416-5338.