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Out-of-Area Requests

In limited circumstances, a student may be permitted to attend a different school than the one serving their family's neighborhood.

While not all schools are open to out-of-area requests because of space limitations, you may ask for your student to attend an eligible school.

Placements are generally reviewed during June and July, but might come later for schools with high student enrollment. In addition, families may apply later if they subsequently move but want their child to remain in the same school for that school year.

Out-of-Area Application

Please keep in mind the criteria for applying are extremely limited, and because of capacity concerns, all students are encouraged to attend their assigned schools.

Note: If your reason for submitting an out-of-area request is not listed on the application, you do not meet the criteria to submit a request.

School board policy

  • Student–athletes who attend a school other than their resident-assigned school should contact the FCPS athletics director, Robbie Sayre, to review their eligibility status.
  • The student's parent/guardian is responsible for adequate and timely transportation to and from school.
  • The student is expected to demonstrate acceptable behavior, make academic progress, and be in regular attendance.