Memphis School Guide Calendar

They say timing is everything, and in the case of enrolling in local schools, that couldn’t be more true. To get into certain coveted schools, you need to be on the ball with submitting your application. We’ll provide specific dates here, as we receive them, but sign up for our mailing list or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay on top of things. If you’re interested in specific schools, save them as “Favorites” on Memphis School Guide, and we’ll send you alerts when we add important new info about the schools, such as enrollment dates and admissions events.

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For other important events and deadlines provided to us by individual schools, please see our calendar of school-specific dates.

January

February

  • Students returning to some private schools must submit deposits.
  • New applicants to many private schools are notified of admission status.
  • February 14, 2017 – SCS General Choice Transfer (open enrollment) window opens for students wishing to attend non-zoned, non-Optional schools. The priority application window will end on 3/24/17, but the GCT process will stay open through the first week of the new school year.
  • February 14, 2017 – Achievement School District’s early enrollment period begins for current and potential students; runs through April 28.
  • February 20, 2017 – Collierville Schools begin open enrollment (runs through March 17)
  • Some municipal districts continue open enrollment for students wishing to attend non-zoned schools.

March

  • March 25, 2017 – Charter School Enrollment Fair (1-5 pm at the Kroc Center)

April

  • April 17-May 5, 2017 – TN Ready testing window
  • April 25-May 18, 2017 – Bartlett Schools registration
  • April 28, 2017 – ASD Early Enrollment period ends

Spring

  • Students enrolling in some private schools must submit deposits.
  • Some charter schools with more applicants than seats will conduct lotteries for student admissions.
  • SCS Optional Schools begin to notify students of admission and testing dates.

May

  • SCS aims to notify General Choice Transfer applicants of status, but this process sometimes spills into summer.
  • School year ends for most local public schools.

July

August

  • Most local public and private schools begin new school year.

Fall

  • Many private schools hold open houses or other admissions events and begin accepting admission and financial aid applications for the fall. Some private schools’ financial aid deadlines are in the fall.
  • Some charter schools begin accepting applications.

December

  • Some private schools begin re-enrollment for returning families.
  • Some charter schools begin accepting applications.

For other important events and deadlines provided to us by individual schools, please see our calendar of school-specific dates.