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School Choice

 Clayton County Public Schools Choice Programs

Clayton County Public Schools choice programs are designed to attract all Clayton County students. Students entering pre-kindergarten through grade 12 have the opportunity to choose from an array of choice and Career, Technical, Agricultural, Education (CTAE) theme-based curricula offerings at all levels. Choice programs offer the opportunity for students to discover their talents and explore their interests while focusing on academic rigor. These programs provide students with a pathway to post-secondary education and career. Magnet Programs have a criteria or enrollment process while other school choice options are open to all students.



Magnet Programs and Pre-Kindergarten students receive transportation to the designated school if they reside more than one and one half (1-1/2) miles from the school and live within a designated Choice school transportation zone. Students that live outside of the Choice school transportation zone may attend the Choice school if they provide their own transportation to and from school or go to the nearest designated shuttle bus stop pick- up locations for the School Choice program. Available shuttle bus stops are listed online at Additional bus stops will not be created for students who reside within the Choice school zone. (Students attending Kay R. Pace Elementary School of the Arts, Kilpatrick Elementary School, and Mount Zion Primary School are not eligible for transportation. Student transfers for House Bill 251 and Student Hardship do not receive transportation.)

Eligibility of Applicants (Open-Enrollment Programs)

  • All applicants must meet residency and age requirements.
  • Please review the Choice guide for specific choice program criteria.
  • Students not meeting eligibility criteria will be considered ineligible and will not be placed in the Choice lottery for that program.

Choice Programs Application Tips!!!

  • Review the School Choice Guide for program eligibility criteria
  • Gather all REQUIRED Documents
  • Review the transportation information

Need Assistance?

  • School Choice Guide & Criteria Presentation - August 26, 2020
  • School Choice Information Fair - September 12, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Application Assistance - October 28, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
  • Application Assistance - October 31, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.