School Choice

Intradistrict Transfer Option: Public School Choice:

The Gilmer County School System (GCSS) offers Public School Choice in compliance with House Bill 251 (2009) and Board Policy JBCCA. A parent or guardian may elect to send a child to another public school in the GCSS as long as there is classroom space available at the school after the initial enrollment period. If a parent elects to exercise this choice option, the parent assumes all costs associated with transporting the student to and from the selected school. The GCSS may deny a parental request for transfer based on a lack of capacity or attendance concerns. Vacancies for schools eligible to receive Public School Choice students will be posted on the GCSS website and posted at the Administrative and Technology Office (ATO) by February 14, 2020.

Families may complete the on-line survey on the district website at www.gilmerschools.com beginning March 1st. If preferred, paper applications are available for pick up or may be printed from website and should be returned to the ATO.   Only surveys and applications received March 1st – March 31st, 2020 will be considered valid and eligible for the placement lottery. After the application window has closed, eligible applications will be sorted by campus preference then a random drawing will occur at the ATO. Prior to the first day of instruction, principals will notify out-of-district parents/guardians that their student was selected for assignment at the school of choice.  For more information contact Lottie Mitchell, Chief Academic Officer for GCSS at lmitchell@gilmerschool.com or 706-276-5000.

Parents, if you completed school choice for your child(ren) last year, you will not have to complete the process again.  Your child(ren) may remain at the school or campus chosen until moving to 6th grade at Clear Creek Middle School.  You will need to complete school choice for siblings not currently participating in school choice.

Exception: If you have a current pre-k student participating in school choice, you will need to complete the school choice form for kindergarten.

 ‚ÄčVacancies for School Choice

Clear Creek Elementary School
K, 2, 3, 5th grade  
Limited availability in 1st and 4th grade

 Ellijay Elementary School
K, 2, 3, 5th grade
Limited availability in 1st and 4th grade

 Mountain View Elementary
K, 2, 3, 5th grade
Limited availability in 1st and 4th grade

 

 

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