Calendar Choice and Specialized Academic 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 during the January window. 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 to HES for 2022-23 will be those students already attending Hillsborough Elementary during the 2021-22 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 admission into Hillsborough Elementary School. Students requesting admission to Hillsborough Elementary School must meet all other enrollment and eligibility criteria.

    Complete a Choice School Transfer Application

    • Upcoming 2022-23 school year: The deadline has passed and applications are now closed.
    • Current 2021-22 school year: The deadline has passed and applications are now closed.

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

Contact

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

    Catherine Mau, Student Assignment & Technology Project Coordinator

    Student Assignment Office
    919-732-8126 x12512
    Email: Catherine.Mau@orange.k12.nc.us