Welcome to the Orange County Schools Office of Student Assignment.

  • All In-District Transfer applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now CLOSED.  Requests are no longer being accepted. 

    If you have moved into the Orange County Schools district, and are trying to "transfer" your student to their new assigned school, please see instructions for Enrollment.

    Si necesita asistencia en Español contacte a Sandra Blefko al 919-644-3200 X 15508.

    Smart Choice

    All families applying for a student transfer will need to set up a Parent/Guardian account.  Go toSmart Choice to set up your Parent/Guardian account to submit Transfer and Admission applications. 

    IMPORTANT: Be sure to retain your login and password receive important messages, view the status of your application, lottery seat offer, etc.  Also, please be sure your email accepts messages from Smart Choice.  Please log into your Smart Choice account for updates and important notifications.

    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.

    Find out what school's your child is districted for by using our 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.

    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 receiving notice of the student's school assignment.  Please contact the Office of Student Assignment for more information.

    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 2020-2021 school year is anticipated to be $4,352.25 and must be paid in full prior to July 1, 2020.  Orange County Schools does not currently accept Debit/Credit for tuition payments.

    Please remit payment to: 

    Orange County Schools
    Attn: Rhonda Rath
    200 East King Street
    Hillsborough, NC 27278

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

    Michelle Dodson, Student Assignment Specialist

    Student Assignment Office
    919-732-8126 ext: 12512
    Email: michelle.dodson@orange.k12.nc.us