The window of application for Choice Schools for the 2018-2019 school year is now closed.
No late applications will be accepted.
(All other discretionary transfer applications will be available February 1 - 28, 2018. Click here for important dates.)
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 Diploma or Certificate Program
To seek enrollment in a school that is not the assigned school for your child complete ONE of the following application links below.
A) Complete the Choice School Transfer Application
I want to enroll in one of the choice programs listed above. The application deadline is November 30th, for the 2018 - 19 school year. Note: Families living outside of the Orange County Schools must complete Application B: Discretionary Admission to apply to a Choice School.
B) Complete the Discretionary Admission Application
I want my child to be admitted into the Orange County Schools, and I live in another school district or county not served by the Orange County Schools. NOTE: Use this application also if you live in another school district or county not served by the Orange County Schools and want to apply to a Choice School. The deadline to apply for admission to a Choice School for the 2018-19 school year is November 30th.
C) Complete the Release Request Application
I want my child be released from the Orange County Schools to enroll in another school district, county, private, or charter school. Requests for the 2018-2019 school year must be received by July 1, 2018.
Once an application is submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address entered on the application. Please be sure to check Spam folders for this message. NOTE: Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to check an individual application status.
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.
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 2018-2019 school year is $3,991 per child and must be paid in full prior to July 1, 2018.
Policies for Student Admission, Assignment, and Transfer
Current School Year: 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.
For more information, please contact your child's school or:
Michelle Dodson, Student Assignment Specialist
Student Assignment Office
919-732-8126 ext: 12512