In Wake County, students are assigned to a base school based on their "domicile" within the county. For more information about the concept of "domicile", please see Board Policy 6201. To determine the base school for any particular address, use the address lookup tool.
For each Wake County residential address, families have an opportunity to request assignment to a school of the opposite calendar from their base school. If a family's base school is on the traditional calendar there is a designated calendar option school that is on the year-round calendar. Parents may apply to the calendar option school for their address during the designated spring application period. Families new to Wake County may apply for their calendar option school by submitting a transfer request at the time of their initial enrollment. Calendar option schools are offered to families as seats are available at the requested school. Students assigned to their base school or their calendar option school for their address will receive school district transportation to and from school.
In some cases, a school may be 'capped', meaning the school has reached the maximum number of students. For the upcoming school year (2013-14), the following schools are capped:
If a student's assigned school is 'capped', they will be offered a choice of overflow schools. Contact Student Assignment or your base school with questions.
If you are re-enrolling or have moved within Wake County, you will need:
Under the new Student Assignment plan, families with a change of address can remain at their current school if they provide their own transportation or can enroll in the base school for the family’s new address.
Existing Wake County families received thier Official Notice of School Assignment for 2013-14 on May 1, 2013. Between May 1 – May 15, existing Wake County families could request a transfer from their 2013-14 school assignment to another school. Requests made outside this window are unlikely to be approved. For more information >