School Choice

The Gilmer County Charter School System (GCCSS) offers Public School Choice in compliance with House Bill 251 (2009). A parent or guardian can elect to send a child to another public school in the GCCSS 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 GCCSS 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 GCCSS website and posted at the Administrative and Technology Offices (ATO) by May 25th, 2018. Applications may be picked up at the ATO or printed from the GCCSS website. Applications may be mailed or delivered to the ATO. Only applications received June 1 – June 30th, 2018, 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, GCCSS Chief Academic Officer, at or 706-276-5000.

School Vacancies for School Choice: There are currently 5 to 7 vacancies at each grade level at Mountain View Elementary and Ellijay Primary School. Ellijay Elementary has 5 to 7 vacancies in grades 2 and 3. Currently, there are no vacancies in 4th grade at Ellijay Elementary.

Parents, if you completed Public School Choice for your child(ren) last year or in previous years, you will not have to complete the process again. Your child(ren) can remain at the school or campus chosen until moving into 5th grade at Gilmer Middle where no School Choice is offered.

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