Out-of-area requests

The latest redistricting means probable changes in the guidelines and process for out-of-area requests in 2016-2017. Updates will be posted here as decisions are made and information becomes available.

Questions? (859) 381-4122

New attendance zones
In 2015-2016
  • Online street directory (Plug in home address to find assigned schools.)
  • Registration requirements
  • Out-of-area application -- During the school year, the only acceptable reason to apply for OOA is if your family has moved since Aug. 12 and you want your children to remain in their current school through 2015-2016.
  • Note: The online form is for families' use; FCPS employees who live outside Fayette County should call 381-4130.
The back story

Previously, in limited circumstances, Fayette County students could ask to attend a school other than the main one serving their neighborhood. The allowable reasons were listed in the online out-of-area (OOA) application, and district-level approval was not guaranteed.

Because of capacity concerns, elementary students were encouraged to attend their assigned school. The criteria for requesting a change were limited. Priorities included children of school-level employees, walkers living within one mile, fifth-graders desiring to finish at their same school, siblings, and students anticipating a family move before Oct. 31.

For middle and high school assignments, potential exceptions were noted in the online application, and students were approved to attend alternate schools only if space was available.

An out-of-area agreement was attached to each approval letter; it had to be signed and returned to the school. All students approved for out-of-area placements provided their own transportation.

Placements were continued year to year in most cases, but an annual review of student attendance, behavior and academic progress might lead to revocation. 

Web tip: The URL shortcut to this page is www.fcps.net/outofarea


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  • Updated: January 21, 2016