Shelby County Schools

For Release: Friday, February 1, 2013

2013-14 General Choice Transfer Process

(Open to All Students in Shelby County) No Lines.  No Paper Applications.  New Easy Online Process.  

The 2013-14 General Choice Transfer process for all students in Shelby County will begin on February 15, 2013 and run through April 1, 2013.    Combining the former “Open Enrollment” transfer process of Memphis City Schools (MCS) and the “Student Transfer” process of Shelby County Schools (SCS), the General Choice Transfer process allows parents to choose a school that best fits their child’s educational needs.  It includes all MCS and SCS schools with available enrollment spaces that will be a part of the unified district in 2013-14.  

New Online Application Process Like past years in both districts, General Choice Transfer requests will still be considered based on the order that they are received.  However, to afford more opportunities for families in Shelby County to participate, as well as to enhance the overall efficiency of the process, the 2013-14 General Choice Transfer application process will be conducted totally online. No paper applications will be printed or accepted.   Rather than lining up at the Board of Education, parents can easily complete and submit an application from any personal computer with Internet access or smartphone that supports online forms.  An online application portal accessible from the MCS and SCS district websites will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 15.  

Parents will log in with their child’s name, birth date, current grade and school and either a social security number or district PIN.  Applications will be electronically stamped with a date and time as they are submitted online.   For parents without personal Internet access, computers will be available at the district sites below throughout the application period.  MCS and SCS staff will be available at the first two district sites on the first day of the application period for parents who need hands-on assistance.   - MCS Technology Training Center (3772 Jackson Ave.; *Staff available to assist 2/15) - SCS Gray’s Creek Admin. Office (2800 Gray’s Creek, Arlington; *Staff available to assist 2/15) - MCS Northeast Regional Office (Treadwell CTC, 920 N. Highland St.) - MCS Southeast Regional Office (Airways MS, 2601 Ketchum) - MCS Northwest Regional Office (Vance MS, 673 Vance Ave.) - Southwest Regional Office (Walker ES, 322 King Rd.) - Schools (Child’s current or neighborhood public school; Not the requested transfer site)

* Parents may consider public libraries, community centers, churches and other community
  sites with free public Internet access

Transfer Pr iority & Enrollment Spaces The School Admissions policy (#6002) approved by the Shelby County Board of Education (SCBE) on January 29, 2013, outlines priority considerations for all new 2013-14 General Choice Transfer requests. The policy can be viewed at   A list of schools with available enrollment spaces will be posted online. The list will include all MCS and SCS schools that will be part of the unified district in 2013-14.  Parents of students on an existing transfer at MCS and SCS schools have been informed that their transfers are approved through the exit grade of the current school.  Parents with children on an existing transfer are not required to re-apply for a 2013-14 transfer.   The application processes for Optional and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs continue during the General Choice Transfer period, but are not included in this process.   For details on all choice transfer processes (General Choice, Optional and IB), go to

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