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FORSYTH COUNTY — This school year may be just halfway over, but the Forsyth County school system is preparing for next fall.
Applications are being accepted for students who want to attend a school different than the one for which they are zoned. Out-of-district requests must be submitted by Jan. 29, according to the system.
Students who have been approved for an out-of-district request for this school year do not need to re-submit an application unless they have been impacted by the recent redistricting in southwest Forsyth for elementary or middle schools.
An out-of-district request must be completed when:
* Moving from elementary to middle or middle to high school and the student is requesting a school other than his or her “home” school.
* Moving into the school system.
* Moving within Forsyth and the student is requesting a school other than his or her home school.
* Requesting a change from the current approved out-of-district school
Parents/guardians of out-of-district students must provide their own transportation.
Also, families who have changed addresses must complete a form and supply proof of residency.
The following schools are above capacity and may not accept out-of-district requests for new students: Daves Creek, Haw Creek, Kelly Mill, Settles Bridge, Shiloh Point, Silver City, Vickery Creek and Whitlow elementary schools; Lakeside, Liberty, North Forsyth, Otwell and Vickery Creek middle schools; and all five high schools.
Procedures for completing a request
Parents must submit a separate out-of-district request for each student.
Permission for a student to attend a school outside the home attendance district will be granted when the admitting principal and the superintendent or designee have approved the application. All transfers granted will be on a space and/or personal basis.
The following reasons for out-of-district requests will be considered:
* High school program need, the admitting principal must verify a program need exists
* Employee’s child
* A sibling in a special education class
* Moving within 90 days
* Redistricted rising fifth- or eighth-grader and their siblings for 2016-17 only
According to Forsyth County Board of Education policy, a student whose parent/guardian is a full-time employee is allowed to enroll in any school in the system
Principals have the authority to deny or rescind out-of-district status if students and/or their parents have not followed school rules. That includes repeated late arrivals, unexcused absences, and/or poor academic progress.