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Calendar and Choice Programs

District-Approved Calendar Choice and Specialized Academic Programs

Under Policy 4125.3.B.1, a separate transfer window for designated magnet, year-round calendar, or other choice program has been established.   All applications to transfer to a Choice School must be submitted before the established deadline.  For purposes of this policy, the following programs will be considered as "Choice":

  • International Baccalaureate Program at Cedar Ridge High School
  • Year-Round Program at Hillsborough Elementary School*
  • Engineered for Excellence Program at Central Elementary School
  • Efland-Cheeks Global Elementary School

Families may request transfers because of other classes of courses of study offered at other schools, but only the programs listed above will be considered “calendar choice” or “specialized academic programs” for purposes of the order of priorities in the discretionary transfer process.

*Hillsborough Elementary Year-Round Program:.  Hillsborough Elementary School does not have a base attendance zone and the first priority for students to be assigned at HES for 2020-2021 will be those students already attending Hillsborough Elementary during the 2019-2020 school year.  Incoming Kindergarten siblings of students already attending Hillsborough Elementary School will be accepted into the school prior to other families requesting re-assignment at Hillsborough.   Students moving into the Orange County Schools after the school year has started may request a transfer to Hillsborough Elementary School.  Please be aware that a waitlist may already be in place.  Students requesting a transfer to Hillsborough Elementary School must meet all other enrollment and eligibility criteria.

Complete a Choice School Transfer Application - Applications will be open January 1 - 31, 2020.

Note:  Families living outside of the Orange County Schools must complete a Discretionary Admission to apply to a Choice School.