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School Choice Open Enrollment

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    Students in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will soon be able to apply to enroll at the school of their choice. Open enrollment for the 2019-2020 School Choice program begins on January 7, 2019, at 9 a.m. and closes on February 8, 2019, at 4 p.m.

    During that time, district families can plan to attend one of DCSD’s many diverse charter schools, challenging dual immersion language programs, and distinguished magnet campuses during the 2019-2020 school year. Whether it’s at the elementary, middle, or high school level, each DCSD family has the opportunity to choose a school that suits its children’s academic needs.

    Students currently enrolled in DeKalb County schools need their student ID number and a parent’s email address. New, private- or home-schooled students need a parent’s email, proof of residence, a birth certificate, a 2018 fall semester report card, a DCSD-issued affidavit of residence, and the student’s latest MAP test scores (for magnet programs only).

    Parents with questions and in need of support can make an appointment at the Parent Support Center at 1192 Clarendon Ave, Avondale Estates, GA 30002, by calling 678-676-0050 or 678-676-0035.

    During the open enrollment period, students can also apply online by visiting www.dekalbschoolsga.org/school-choice. The website has a complete list of School Choice programs as well as a schedule of tours throughout January and February.

    DCSD offers two charter school options: Conversion Charter or Start-up Charter. Conversion charter schools are part of the DCSD School Choice process. Start-up charter schools have a separate application process outside of DCSD School Choice. Contact individual schools for details.

    Dual Language Immersion prepares students for the global world by providing 50% of instruction in French, German or Spanish. The remaining 50% of instruction is taught in English.

    • Ashford Park Elementary (German)
    • Barack Obama Elementary (Spanish)
    • Evansdale Elementary (French)
    • Pleasantdale Elementary (Spanish) 
    • Rockbridge Elementary (French)

    International Baccalaureate is designed for students who desire the most rigorous, advanced and challenging program of study. Traditional academic subjects are taught along with an emphasis on interrelated knowledge and skills. Interviews are required at the high school level.

    • Avondale Elementary School
    • Druid Hills High School
    • Druid Hills Middle School
    • Fernbank Elementary School
    • Martin L. King, Jr. High School
    • Midvale Elementary School
    • Salem Middle School
    • Tucker High School
    • Tucker Middle School
    DCSD offers two magnet program options: High Achievers Magnet or Special Interest Magnet. All programs have a required minimum Grade Point Average (GPA), test score or audition component.
    High Achievers Special Interest
    Kittredge Magnet School (4-6) Arabia Mountain High School
    Wadsworth Magnet School (4-6) Barack Obama Elementary School
    Chamblee Charter High School Columbia High School
    Chamblee Middle School Columbia Middle School
    Chapel Hill Middle School DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts (K-7)
    Southwest DeKalb High School DeKalb School of the Arts (8-12)
    Evansdale Elementary School

    Montessori programs feature multi-age classrooms where students learn at their own pace through hands-on experience, using materials especially prepared for investigation. 

    • Briar Vista Elementary
    • Huntley Hills Elementary

    Theme schools offer students a comprehensive, interdisciplinary educational program in a highly structured setting. Parents are a vital part of the program as they work to reinforce the program and support the school.

    • The Champion Theme Middle School
    • E.L. Bouie Elementary
    • Marbut Theme Elementary
    • Narvie J. Harris Theme Elementary
    • Oakcliff Theme Elementary
    • Robert Shaw Theme Elementary

    Schools that offer or accept Career Pathways, Discovery Learning Academy, Employee Student Transfer, House Bill 251, or Senate Bill 10 fall in the other category.

    • Arabia Mountain High School (Career Pathways)
    • Coralwood School
    • Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy
    • Employee Student Transfer
    • House Bill 251 (schools with available seats)
    • Senate Bill 10 (Georgia special needs scholarship)