Greenville County Schools’ change-in-school-assignment choice window will be open from Dec. 7 through Dec. 18. Parents may submit a choice form for up to three schools.

Parents should turn in the forms at their No. 1 choice school. Parents will not be allowed to line up at schools; time of receipt is not a factor in school assignment.

A lottery will be held and results posted by Feb. 17 on the school district website, providing the order of lottery selections by grade for each school. Names will not be listed.

Available space by grade level will determine the assignments. Beginning Jan. 19, change in assignment choice requests will be date and time stamped at each requested school and listed in that order on the school’s waiting list, behind students on the lottery waiting list. All parents will be notified of their children’s 2016-17 school assignment no later than March 24, 2016.

The change-in-assignment-choice lottery does not impact the application process for the district’s magnet schools and Sara Collins Elementary. Some other schools have their own student assignment methods: Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle’s population plan may be viewed at

Sterling School has a first choice geocode assignment area as well as the change in assignment choice process. Students for the Charles Townes Center are selected using Gifted and Talented criteria. Students selected for the Fine Arts Center may request to attend Wade Hampton High. Others may attend through the change-in-assignment process.

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