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Choice School options and Transfer options

Students that are assigned to attend a school within the Orange County Schools system may request a transfer to a different school within the school system. This request is called a discretionary transfer. Discretionary transfers are only available for Open or Limited Capacity schools. Choice school options are available if there is capacity to accommodate that particular request.

Choice school options for the 2018-19 school year are as follows:

Choice Schools

Central Elementary School: Engineering is Elementary

Hillsborough Elementary: Year round Calendar

Efland-Cheeks Global Elementary: Global Education

Cedar Ridge High: International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme

Discretionary Transfers

  • Open Schools- schools without significant capacity concerns
  • Limited Capacity Schools- schools that are approaching the specified capacity limit and are   presumptively closed to transfers
  • Closed Schools- schools that are projected to exceed the capacity limits during the next school year.

The discretionary transfer options for the 2008-19 school year are as follows:

Open Schools

Closed Schools

Pathways Elementary

Cameron Park Elementary

AL Stanback Middle

Grady A. Brown Elementary

Gravelly Hill Middle

New Hope Elementary

CW Stanford Middle

Cedar Ridge High (non-IB Programme)

Orange High


For more information on Choice School Options and on Discretionary Transfers, please contact the Office of Student Assignment online at or at 919-732-8126.

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