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  • Parent Welcome Center
    2687 Avery Ave.
    *ESL Services Available
  • SCS Northeast Regional Office
    920 N. Highland St.
    *ESL Services Available
  • SCS Gray’s Creek Admin. Office
    2800 Gray’s Creek, Arlington
  • Public libraries, community centers, churches & other community sites with free public Internet access

NO Paper! NO Lines! Totally Online for General Choice & Optional Schools Applications!

*PLEASE NOTE: To ensure a successful submission, please do not open more than one application at a time.


  • Online school choice application opens 10 a.m. on January 29, 2018 @
  • One online process for ALL school choice applications - General Choice & 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 date/time of application
  • Students may apply for two General Choice options and/or two Optional schools.
  • NO COMPUTER OR INTERNET? Visit your school, the SCS Parent Welcome Center, public libraries or anywhere with free WiFi.

Find a school that matches your child’s interests and needs.
Whether you’re looking for a school with a specialized learning focus and competitive entry requirements or a traditional K-12 setting with a broad set of courses and extracurricular offerings, you can find the right option for your child with SCS. Search for any school by grade level or program here.

Apply for one of our 40+ competitive, theme-based Optional programs.
Our unique and rigorous Optional programs are free of tuition. Every Optional school has a specialized learning focus, such as Enriched Academics, College Prep, International Studies, STEM, International Baccalaureate (IB), Creative & Performing Arts, Health Science, Automotive Technology and more. Entrance requirements vary by school program.


  • Available for all 46 competitive, theme-based Optional schools with open space
  • All Optional schools have entrance requirements.
  • PRIORITY WINDOW: Applications received by 11:59 p.m. on February 2, 2018 are processed first.
  • Applications processed in the order received unless applications exceed spaces; Applications digitally stamped with date/time
  • If applications exceed spaces, the first 80 percent are processed in the order received, and 20 percent are chosen by lottery.
  • After February 2, applications are processed in the order received. Find requirements and info for all Optional programs at
  • HAVE QUESTIONS? Call (901) 416-5338.

Apply for a General Choice Transfer to any SCS school with available enrollment space.
The General Choice Transfer process is open to all students in Shelby County. Many of our schools boast award-winning principals, teachers, arts programs and sports teams at the state and national levels, in addition to a wide variety of clubs, extracurriculars and support programs for all grades. Plus, we have nearly 50 schools that have been designated as Reward schools in Tennessee since 2014 for ranking in the top 5 percent of schools, as well as high schools that allow students to earn up to 30 college credits and cutting-edge career and technical learning tracks.


  • Available for all SCS schools with open enrollment space
  • All applications processed in the order they are received
  • PRIORITY WINDOW: Apply by March 9, 2018 to ensure a status update before the end of the school year.
  • Students on an existing General Choice transfer do not have to reapply.
  • HAVE QUESTIONS? Call (901) 416-6007.
  • Middle College High School and Hollis F. Price Middle College High School have entrance requirements, and parents must upload additional documents as part of the General Choice application. Please have these documents ready at the time of application so there are no delays with your submission.