APS announces student transfer application dates

Atlanta Public Schools will accept applications for Student Transfers for the 2014-2015 school year on March 8 (Saturday) and March 10 – March 28 (Monday – Friday).

For detailed information, please visit the Student Transfers webpage.

Georgia’s Public School Choice law allows residents of the City of Atlanta to attend a public school outside of their zoned school if space is available. Those that live outside of the City of Atlanta may apply to attend an Atlanta Public School if space is available and with the payment of non-resident tuition. Atlanta Public Schools offers two types of transfers:

General Administrative Transfers – permits a student to attend an out of zone school until the highest grade of the school. Approval is subject to space availability at the requested school.

Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Transfers – permits eligible special education students to request a transfer to another APS school on the basis of special needs. Approval is subject to space availability at the requested school. Visit this page for detailed information:http://www.atlanta.k12.ga.us/Page/760

General Administrative Transfers and Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Transfer applications will be accepted at the Department of Student Relations, 130 Trinity Avenue, 2nd Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 on the following dates and times:


Saturday                  March 8             9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Monday – Friday     March 10 – 28   8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Transfer applications and the list of schools accepting transfers will be posted on the APS website no sooner than the close of business on March 7, 2014. Please continue to visit the following URL for additional information as it becomes available: http://www.atlanta.k12.ga.us//Domain/96

Parents may apply any time during the application window. Applications submitted on the last day receive the same consideration as applications submitted on the first day.Transportation under this public school choice option is the responsibility of the parent.


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