School attendance zones are established by the Cobb County Board of Education. Students are required to attend the school within the
established attendance zone in which they reside, unless an exception is granted in compliance with federal and state law, State Board of Education
rules and Cobb County School District rules. These exceptions include a student’s attendance at a magnet school, family moves that occur during the
school year, assignment of children of employees, student legal issues, and extreme medical/emotional situations at a student’s home school, and school
Parents/guardians of a student enrolled in a District school may apply for a School Choice transfer (HB 251 and SB10 [Special Needs Scholarship Transfer])
in order to pursue a transfer to another District school. School Choice transfers are available each year during an announced two week application period.
The application procedures, forms and dates will be posted on the District’s Website during the second semester each year. Available space at a school is
based upon permanent classroom space which includes available seats in each classroom. In the event that the number of transfer requests exceeds the
available capacity, the District will conduct a random lottery. Information regarding School Choice transfers for the 2014-2015 school year may be found
To be enrolled in a magnet program, a student must be eligible to attend a District school. Students submit applications online during their eighth
grade year. Information is made available through local middle schools each year.
Should the parent/guardian of a student enrolled in the Cobb County School District move after the beginning of the school year, the
parent/guardian may apply for their student to remain enrolled in his/her current school for the remainder of the semester. Students who move within
the district may be eligible to remain enrolled for the school year. Applications should be submitted to the local school principal for consideration.
In addition, a bonified high school senior who moves after completion of his/her junior year may also be eligible to remain enrolled his/her senior
year. Again, applications should be submitted to the local school principal for consideration.
Children of Employees
All employees of the Cobb County School District (District), except temporary and substitute employees, who are also a
custodial parent/legal guardian/step-parent with whom the child is domiciled, may elect to have their child(ren) attend any District school
according to the requirements of Administrative Rule JBCD-R.
Student Legal Issues
A student who is the victim of a violent crime (as defined in Administrative
Rule JBCD-R) or who has a legal issue that prevents him/her from attending a particular school may be eligible for a transfer to another school in the
District. Form JBCD-6 (Victim of Violent Crime Request) must be submitted
to the Student Support Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Extreme Medical/Emotional Issues
Parents/Guardians of students requesting consideration for an administrative transfer regarding extreme medical/emotional
situations that have occurred at the student’s home school may request a transfer from that school. A letter outlining the situation along with
appropriate documentation must be submitted for review. Contact the Student Support Office for more information
For more detailed information regarding student transfers, see
Administrative Rule JBCD-R.