Posted: Monday, November 1, 2021

Change in Assignment School Choice Lottery Window Opens November 15

Complete details including Change in Assignment Lottery Process

Greenville County Schools’ Change in Assignment (CIA) School Choice Lottery Window will be available from Monday, November 15 through Wednesday, December 1, 2021 where parents can submit a choice form for up to three schools for their child at their number one choice school. 

Choice forms are available at every school (except magnet schools) and must be completed and submitted at the number one choice school. This form is not available online. Order of receipt of CIA form at schools during the CIA Lottery Window does not affect selection.

All parents/guardians interested in applying for a possible CIA school choice slot at a school other than their assigned school based on their resident address should apply during the Change in Assignment Choice Lottery Window.  Parents of 2022-23 kindergarten students should apply during the CIA Lottery Window (do not wait until kindergarten registration). This includes parents who already have a sibling at the school.

A lottery will be conducted and results will be posted on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 on the GCS website, reflecting the numerical order of applicants.  Results provide the order of applicants by grade for each school only and do not reflect assignment or approval. This list is static and does not reflect waitlist number(s) after initial choice allocations. Parents can access lottery numerical order results by using their CIA choice form number and it is suggested parents take a picture of the form to avoid misplacement of the CIA number. Later, available space by grade level will determine the choice assignments for each school.  Requests submitted after January 3, 2022 or later are not posted.

Change in Assignment Choice notification letters will be mailed to parents/guardians by Thursday, March 31, 2022, advising if the student received a slot at a requested school or if placed on a waitlist. Waitlist number will be provided.

This process does not include GCS’s magnet schools.   Please directly contact the magnet school of interest. 

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