• Effingham County Schools
    School Choice Privilege Options

    For School Year 2021-22
    This year, School Choice applications will only be accepted using an online form, or via US Mail. The form can be easily filled out using a cell phone as well as any other device.

    In accordance with Georgia law, Effingham County Schools provides a window of time each school year during which parents may make application to transfer their student to a school outside his or her attendance zone that has been identified as having available space.  School Choice options include those available pursuant to Effingham County Schools policy JBCA Resident Students and  'Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program (Senate Bill 10)'. The procedures and rules for making an application for school choice under these options for the 2021-22 school year will be posted on the district website on Monday March 22nd, 2021
    Closed Schools Open Schools

    Blandford Elementary

    Ebenezer Elementary

    Marlow Elementary

    South Effingham Elementary

    South Effingham Middle

    Guyton Elementary 

    Rincon Elementary

    Sand Hill Elementary

    Springfield Elementary

    Ebenezer Middle

    Effingham County Middle

    Effingham County High

    South Effingham High

    Once a student has been approved to attend a non-zoned school under one of these School Choice options and maintains continuous enrollment, he or she may continue at that same school until all grades offered at that school have been completed, unless the student is deemed to have excessive absences, tardies, or early/late pickups.  The school principal or superintendent's designee may, at his or her discretion, require a meeting with the parent/guardian to discuss excessive absences, tardies, or early/late pickups.  If it is determined that the student's attendance issues are a result of non-zoned school attendance, the student may be required by the district to transfer to his or her zoned school. A new application is only required if the student wishes to attend a different non-zoned school (i.e., when moving to 6th or 9th grade) or re-enters Effingham County Schools after being withdrawn.
    Following is the timeline during which these options will be made available to parents in Spring 2021:

    Monday, March 22, 2021

    (8:00 AM)

    Click here for the Annual School Choice Notification. Hard-copies are available at the Effingham County Board of Education Central Office. This document will specify the procedures and rules for making an application to transfer.

    *This process will also apply to employees of Effingham County Schools who wish to enroll or transfer their children to a non-zoned school.

    Saturday, March 27, 2021
    (8:00 AM)

    Click here for the School Transfer Request Form. This document is for those who wish to mail in their request.

    Monday, March 29, 2021 - Thursday, April 15, 2021
    (Until 4:00 pm)

    Apply for school choice using the School Choice Online Form.

    School Choice applications are only being accepted through the online link, or U.S. mail to the Effingham County Board of Education Central Office at 405 North Ash Street, Springfield, GA 31329.

    Monday, May 3, 2021 Mail home letters regarding approval status of School Choice applications.







    If a school is CLOSED for School Choice, the registering parent/guardian
    may fill out a Non-Zoned School Request prior to the start of school.

    These requests will not be reviewed until mid-July.

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Last Modified on March 30, 2021