DeKalb County School District now accepting school choice program applicationsPhoto provided by the DeKalb County School District.
As school starts back up for the spring, students in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) can now apply to enroll at the school of their choice for next year, DCSD announced in a press release.
As a part of its school choice program, students can apply to attend a number of different schools or to participate in a variety of academic programs, including International Baccalaureate, Immersion Dual Language and more.
Open enrollment for the program lasts until Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. Online applications can be found here.
The school choice program offers students more authority over their education, according to DCSD.
“Whether it’s at the elementary, middle, or high school level, each DCSD family has the opportunity to choose a school that suits its children’s academic needs,” the release said.
Students currently enrolled in DeKalb County schools need their student ID number and a parent’s email address to apply. New, private- or home-schooled students need a parent’s email, proof of residence, a birth certificate, a 2018 fall semester report card, a DCSD-issued affidavit of residence and the student’s latest MAP test scores (for magnet programs only).
Depending on the grade level or program, students will be selected for the school choice programs based on either an interview, audition or a lottery-based system.
Parents with questions and in need of support can make an appointment at the Parent Support Center, located at 2562 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, GA 30033, by calling 678-676-0050 or 678-676-0035.
The program website has a complete list of the school choice programs as well as a schedule of tours throughout January and February.