Out-of-area requests

In limited circumstances, Fayette County students may ask to attend a school other than the main one serving their neighborhood. The allowable reasons are listed in the online out-of-area (OOA) application; approval is not guaranteed.

Because of capacity concerns, elementary students are encouraged to attend their assigned school. The criteria for requesting a change are limited. Priorities include 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.

There are no changes to the middle and high school procedure. Potential exceptions are listed on the application, and students will only be approved to attend alternate schools if space is available. 

Note: If a student is already in the building but moved during the 2014-2015 school year, please select this reason on the OOA application in order to be reviewed to continue in the same middle or high school: Our family has moved, but I would like my child to remain in the school in which he/she has already attended.

The application for 2015-2016 will be available April 7, 2015.

An out-of-area agreement will be attached to the approval letter; it must be signed and returned to the school. Note: All students approved for out-of-area placements must provide their own transportation.

Our district strives to provide a world-class education for our students, and we pride ourselves in doing what is best for all youngsters. Thank you for the privilege of serving your family.

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