Educational Options in Fulton County

  • School Choice Options

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


    These choices are offered through a number of initiatives working to provide various opportunities and flexibility to families. Please learn more about your options below.


    Interested in learning about school setting or curriculum options?

    These options are based on curriculum offerings or educational settings and include: Charter SchoolsMagnet ProgramsOpen Enrollment Transfers; and Career, Technical & Agricultural Education (CTAE).


    ​Interested in learning about a school transfer based on need?

    ​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 Special Needs Scholarship (SB10).


    Interested in learning about our flexible learning options?

    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.

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Important Dates

  • Charter School Application Window
    Varies, but generally Dec 1 - Feb 28

    Fulton Virtual Registration Windows
    Fall Semester - Summer to mid-Sept
    Spring Semester - Jan to mid Feb
    Summer Semester - March to June

    Hardship Application Window
    On-line from January 1 - February 28

    Magnet Program Application Windows
    November 15 - January 15

    Open Enrollment Window
    On-line from May 1 - May 15

    SB-10 Application Window
    On-line from March 1 - May 1