Neighborhood School Transfer Options
Everything you need to know about student transfers!
Atlanta Public Schools (APS) and the state of Georgia supports the concept of neighborhood schools and community involvement. During the 2012-2013 school year, APS began operating according to a cluster model. APS uses the cluster model to build alignment and collaboration across schools that feed into a neighborhood high school. All students will have access to music, arts, foreign language and core academic programs that are high quality and well-coordinated from kindergarten through Grade 12.
APS allows families (residents and non-residents) to transfer to an APS school using one of four transfer varieties: School Choice, Children of APS Employees, Mid-Year Transfer, and Hardship Transfer.
For more information on each type of transfer, select the transfer type below.
General Administrative Transfers (School Choice)
Application Window: Closed
Residents interested in attending an APS school, but live outside of the city of Atlanta, may attend if space is available, and pay non-resident tuition. For current non-resident tuition rates, contact the Office of Student Assignment and Records via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 404-802-2233.
APS offers two types of School Choice transfers:
General Administrative Transfers – permits students to attend an out-of-zone school until the highest grade of 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.
School Choice Transfer Dashboard: Click Here
Georgia Special Needs Scholarship
Application Window: Closed
Children of Employee
Application Window: Rolling admissions for the 2020-21SY
APS board policy and regulation offers children of full-time APS employees (custodial parents or legal guardians with whom a child lives) the choice of attending an APS school. Temporary (including part-time) and substitute employees are not eligible. Out-of-district tuition is waived for full-time employees residing outside of the city of Atlanta.
APS offers two types of transfer options for children of employees:
General Administrative Transfers – permits students to attend an out-of-zone school until the highest grade of the school.
Full-time employees (non-residents of the city of Atlanta) who are not requesting a transfer for their child to attend school at their worksite, are required to apply through the general administrative transfer process.
APS employees (1) who are transferring their child into APS after the transfer application window, (2) who are newly employed by the district, or (3) who are enrolling their students after the beginning of the new school year are eligible to request a general administrative transfer to any school that had unfilled spaces at the conclusion of the random lottery.
Students of Employees Worksite Transfers – permits full-time employees assigned to a school worksite to apply for their child to attend school at the same worksite.
Student of Employee Worksite Transfer Application: Click Here