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Office of Student Assignment

New for the 2018-2019 School Year:

The window for Discretionary Transfer applications will be open from November 1 - 30, 2017 for Schools of Choice ONLY!

(The window for all other transfer applications will open on February 1, 2018.)

OCS Schools of Choice are the following 4 schools:

Hillsborough Elementary School - OCS Year Round School

Efland-Cheeks Global Elementary School

Central Elementary School: Engineering for Excellence

Cedar Ridge High School - IB Program


The application period for Discretionary Transfers for the 2017-2018 school year is now closed.  

Families that have moved to the district after or fewer than ten days prior to the posted deadline may apply for a transfer within ten days of their receipt of written notice of the student's school assignment. 

I want to...

...request my child enroll or be admitted into the Orange County Schools, and I live in another school district or county not served by the Orange County Schools.

Complete the Discretionary Admission Application:



...request my child be released from the Orange County Schools to enroll in another school district, county, private, or charter school.  Requests for the 2017-2018 school year must be received by July 1, 2017.

Complete the Release Request Application:




Attendance Zone Information

District lines can be irregular so the best way to determine which school your child will attend is to utilize the Orange County Schools Assignment Locator.

To use the School Assignment Locator, click the link below and enter your address information or click the approximate location on the map to find the school assignment information.  

*There have recently been some updates to the School Locator application.  Please refresh your browser if you experience difficulties.

School Assignment Locator

School Directories

If you need additional assistance locating the school in which your address is listed please call the Orange County Schools Transportation Department at (919) 732-2531 ext. 12530.

Tuition Rate for Discretionary Admission Students

Students admitted into the Orange County Schools that are living in an attendance zone for another school district will be charged tuition if accepted into our school district unless the student meets an exemption qualification listed in Policy 4120: Admission to the Orange County Schools.  The tuition rate for the 2017-2018 school year is $3,868 per child and must be paid in full prior to July 1, 2017.

Policies for Student Admission, Assignment, and Transfer

For more information, please contact your child's school or:

Michelle Dodson, Student Assignment Specialist

Student Assignment Office
919-732-8126 ext: 12512