School Choice

School Choice will open for the 2024-2025 SY on June 1st.

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 district in which they reside 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. Vacancies for schools eligible to receive Public School Choice students will be posted on the GCSS website by May 15, 2024.

Families may complete the on-line survey on the district website at beginning June 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 June 1st– June 30th, 2024 will be considered valid and eligible for placement. Surveys may be accessed at Public School Choice Survey. After the application window has closed, eligible applications will be sorted by campus preference. 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, Assistant Superintendent for GCSS at [email protected] 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.

 Vacancies for School Choice

 School / Grades
 Clear Creek Elementary  Open  Open Limited Limited Open Open
 Ellijay Elementary  Open  Open Open Limited Open Limited
 Mountain View Elementary  LImited Limited Limited Open Open Limited



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