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 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 noted on the application, and students will only be approved to attend alternate schools if space is available. 

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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