Optional Schools
160 S. Hollywood Street
Coe Building - Room 106
Memphis, TN 38112
Phone: 901-416-5338

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Optional Schools

NO MATTER WHAT YOUR CHILD'S GOALS AND INTERESTS ARE, YOU CAN FIND A GREAT FIT IN ONE OF OUR UNIQUE AND COMPETITIVE OPTIONAL PROGRAMS.

The Optional Program has a longstanding legacy of excellence in Shelby County. Free of tuition, our schools provide creative and rigorous coursework and extra-curricular programs led by teachers who inspire and challenge high-performing students to achieve their best. Each of our schools has a specialized learning focus, such as Enriched Academics, College Prep, International Studies, International Baccalaureate (IB), Creative & Performing Arts, Information Technology and more. Entrance requirements vary by school program. We invite you to learn more by calling or visiting any of our Optional schools, or contacting the Optional Schools Department at (901) 416-5338.

The application period for Optional Schools opens online at 10 a.m. on Jan. 31. You can submit an application (and find additional information about registration and enrollment, including general choice transfers) at www.scsk12.org/pickenroll or click the button below, starting at 10 a.m. on Jan. 31.

APPLY FOR OPTIONAL SCHOOLS

  • Apply online anytime, anywhere using any device with Internet access.
  • Must have a valid email address to apply. Parents will receive an email confirming the date/time the application was submitted.
  • Parents of current MSCS students should apply using their PowerSchool ID, which is the same as the student’s lunch number. Non-MSCS students are encouraged to use a Social Security Number. Families with SSN concerns should contact the S.E.E.D. office at (901) 416-6007.
  • Students may apply for two General Choice options and/or two Optional schools.
  • NO COMPUTER OR INTERNET? Visit a local public library or any location with free WiFi.
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