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CHOICE

 You have options in Fulton County Schools!

  • Fulton County Schools believes families should be allowed to choose the best education options for students, given their unique needs. Learn more today!

 Fulton County Schools believes families should be allowed to choose the best education options for students, given their unique needs. 

These options are offered through a number of initiatives working to provide various opportunities and flexibility to families.  

 

Looking for school & curriculum options?

​Looking for a school transfer based on need? 

​Looking for flexible learning options?

These options include opportunities based on curriculum offerings or educational settings. This includes Charter Schools, Magnet Programs, Open Enrollment and Career & Technical Education (CTE).

​Fulton offers hardship transfers to eligible students with specific needs or with special requirements.  Students served with an IEP may also be eligible for transfer based on SB10. Please see below for details.

​Fulton provides options such as Fulton Virtual and alternative scheduling at Independence High School. Fulton Virtual provides competency based, personalized learning options for students throughout the district.

 

Each year, the list of options grows and we are proud to offer a variety of locations and program options across the district!

 

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 Charter Schools   

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​Charter schools are independently governed, free-standing public schools that offer parents and students an alternative public education outside the traditional school district system. The Charter has been approved by the Local Board of Education and the State Board of Education and is held accountable for meeting the performance based objectives specified in the Charter contract.  It implements new innovative educational and/or organizational practices to improve student achievement.

​Current Sites:             

Amana Academy, Chattahoochee Hills Charter, Hapeville Career Academy, Hapeville Middle School, KIPP South Fulton Academy, Latin College Prep, Latin Grammar School, and The Main Street Lower & Upper Academy.

​ ​Career & Technical Education

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​Career and Technical Education at Fulton County Schools aims to engage students in cutting-edge, grade appropriate career exploration and preparation opportunities that set them up to excel in post-secondary education and productive careers. 

 

Learn more about the new College & Career Academy opening Fall 2016!

​Current Sites:

All Fulton High Schools (and many middle schools) offer at least one pathway program, however many locations offer several options. 

 

Click to see all Career Pathways and locations.

​ ​Magnet Programs

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Fulton County Schools offers several magnet programs throughout the district to provide opportunities for students to explore curriculum focused on specific areas of study.​  Programs currently offer studies including international studies, business, visual & performing arts and math & science.

​Current Sites:              

Riverwood High School, Banneker High School, North Springs High School, Westlake High School, Tri-Cities High School

Open Enrollment

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​The Fulton County School System identifies schools each spring that can accept transfer students for the next school year through Georgia’s Quality Basic Education Act (also called House Bill 251).  Approved in 2009, the Intra-District School Choice section of the law allows parents of students enrolled in a public K-12 school to enroll in another school within the district if space allows.

​Current Sites:

Sites determined each school year

 

Link will be available for 2016-17 school year as soon as possible.

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Is my child eligible for a school transfer (hardship)?

From Charter Hardships

Employee Hardships​

​Medical Hardships

Child Care Hardships

Residents living in the school zone of a charter school may request for their child to be transferred to a school that is not governed by a charter. This placement is considered for the next closest non-charter school with available space.

Any parent or legal guardian employed full-time by Fulton County Schools may request a transfer for their child to attend the school closest to their primary work location, based on space availability.

Based upon current medical documentation provided by a licensed practitioner, parents may request a transfer for their child. The physician must substantiate, in writing, the reason why the child cannot attend the home school. In most instances, the home school must first be given an opportunity to work with the child’s medical needs before a hardship request can be considered.

Parents with children actively enrolled in a daycare facility or with a private sitter providing before or after-school services outside of their current attendance zone but within Fulton County may apply for a transfer to attend school in the provider’s attendance zone. Parents must be employed full time.

​ ​ ​ ​All hardships require an application to be completed for each school year and are subject to approval. 

Please click here for more information.

Special Needs Scholarship Information (GSNS-SB10)

Eligible Fulton County School students who are served under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) have an opportunity to request a transfer to another Fulton County School. 

Applications are required and transfers consider school/class enrollment and program availability.

Please visit Special Education page for more information.

The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program is a school choice program available for special needs students attending Georgia public schools who are served under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). 

Please visit the Georgia Department of Education site for more information.

 

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What are Choice Programs?

 Click to read about our definition, mission statement and guiding principals.

Contact Us

6201 Powers Ferry Rd

Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 470-254-3600

SchoolChoiceOptions@fultonschools.org