School Choice

  • Traditionally, children are assigned to a public school according to where they live.  Spartanburg School District 7 recognizes that each student is unique and our choice/magnet programs are designed to help meet those needs and to nurture students’ talents, interests and aptitudes.  School choice programs foster parental involvement and high expectations, and gives parents the opportunity to choose the school that will meet their child’s needs. 

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    School Choice application window for the 2020-2021 school year has closed  

    We are now in the planning process for the 2020-2021 school year. To plan properly, Spartanburg School District Seven has established specific procedures and deadlines for School Choice requests. If you wish to enroll your child in a school other than the one he/she attends or will attend, you must complete and submit a School Choice Application, online no later than February 29, 2020.

    2020-2021 School Choice Announcement Letter 

    Application Process / School Choice Criteria 

    Parents must consider the following when completing an application for School Choice:

    • Parents who exercise School Choice must provide transportation for their children to and from school. Prompt drop off and pick up of students each day is required.
    • Attendance, discipline and grades are all factors used in making school choice decisions. 
    • Class size standards as determined by the Board of Trustees will be used to determine availability of space. Schools at full capacity as determined by official enrollment numbers are closed for choice. Schools which have limited spaces only in certain grades and/or programs will be noted.
    • Once choice is granted students must remain at the choice school through the entire school year, after which time parents could apply for another choice school.
    • Parents may prioritize choice options up to 3 choices. Students not granted their first choice may be offered their second or third choice, although all criteria will be used in reviewing all applications.
    • All applications will be reviewed using the School Choice criteria and priorities for School Choice.
    • Before applying for a School Choice option at the middle school level, parents and students should be aware of the rules of the South Carolina High School League which determines eligibility for interscholastic athletics and activities for middle and high school students. The principal and athletic director at each middle school should be consulted. Please note - any rising 8th grade student who accepts a choice option may lose one year of athletic eligibility. 
    • All School Choice Applications will be considered, however, there is no guarantee that a choice request will be fulfilled in every case.

    Current or New D7 student in 2020-2021 - Non-Employees

    In 2020-2021 School Year:

    • If your student is entering grades 1-5 and currently attends your school of choice, you do not need to complete a School Choice Application.
    • All students in grade 5 who wish to attend a middle school other than their zoned middle school must apply for choice.  However, if you have a 5th grade student who is approved for school choice and is attending your school of choice, you do not need to complete a School Choice Application. Your child will be registered to attend the middle school which is the feeder school for the elementary school they are attending.
    • If your student will be entering 5K-5th Grade and wants to attend a school out-of-attendance zone, complete a School Choice Application. 
    • If your 5th grader is currently on school choice and wants to attend a middle school out-of-attendance zone, complete a School Choice Application. 
    • If your student is entering 7th or 8th grade in 2020-2021 and is not currently on school choice, and wants to attend a school out-of-attendance zone, complete a School Choice Application.

     

    Current or New D7 student in 2020-2021 - District Seven Employees

    In 2020-2021 School Year for In-District Employees

    • If your student is entering grades 1-5 and currently attends your school of choice, you do not need to complete a School Choice Application.
    • All students in grade 5 who wish to attend a middle school other than their zoned middle school must apply for choice.  However, if you have a 5th grade student who is approved for school choice and is attending your school of choice, you do not need to complete a School Choice Application.  Your child will be registered to attend the middle school which is the feeder school for the elementary school they are attending.
    • If your student will be entering 5K-5th Grade and wants to attend a school out-of-attendance zone, complete an Employee School Choice Application. 
    • All students in grade 5 who wish to attend a middle school other than their zoned middle school must apply for choice.  However, if you have a 5th grade student who is approved for school choice and is attending your school of choice, you do not need to complete a School Choice Application..  Your child will be registered to attend the middle school which is the feeder school for the elementary school they are attending.
    • If your student is entering 7th or 8th grade in 2020-2021 and wants to attend a school out-of-attendance zone, complete an Employee School Choice Application.

    In 2020-2021 School Year for Out-of-District Employee

    • If your student entering grades 1-5 and currently attends D7 school of choice, you do not need to complete a School Choice Application..
    • If your student is currently at D7 school of choice and is entering 7th - 12th grade in 2020-2021, you do not need to complete a School Choice Application.
    • If new student will be entering 5K - 12th Grade, complete an Employee School Choice Application.
    • If your 5th grader is currently on school choice and wants to attend a middle school, you need to complete an Employee School Choice Application. 

    Out-of-District School Choice Applicant - Non Employee 

    • Out of District fees will apply.
    • If you currently live outside Spartanburg School District Seven's attendance zone, please complete an Out-of-District School Choice Application.