Zone Exemption Request

  • NOTE: For applications for a zone exemption (hardship request) for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year, please contact (706)826-1136Please read the conditions of transfer prior to requesting your application.  


    Conditions of Transfer Request

    A. Students requesting a transfer from one attendance zone to another within the Richmond County school district may apply for the transfer through the Superintendent's office (or designee). The response will be to the e-mail provided on the application within 7-10 business days of receipt of the application. 


    B. Any school that is above 90% of their enrollment capacity is not eligible for consideration for students who are out of zone. In addition, any newly opened school is not eligible for school choice for a period of four years. 


    C. Acceptable behavior, arriving and being picked up in accordance with the school's time schedule, and attendance are required in order for exceptions to remain valid. 


    D. Transfers may be approved for extreme hardships ((Medical, Financial, and Bullying (with Bullying Packet) - (please attach documentation with completed application)) pending space availability. If space becomes an issue, students with zone exceptions must return to their zoned school. 


    E. Transfers are not considered for the following: 

    • Grievances arising from parent-school conflicts
    • Peer group associations
    • Discipline and/or attendance problems
    • General dissatisfaction with a particular school


    F. ALL Attendance Zones for students attending the public schools of Richmond County will be enforced in accordance with federal desegration requirements (Policy JBCC).


    G. Bus transportation is not furnished to transfer students. 


    H. The principal has the discretion to withdraw any student not meeting the above conditions. 


    I. School choice without hardships is available each year through House Bill 251. The application period for House Bill 251 is open annually from November 1 through May 1. 

  • Schools with Capacity


    Elementary Schools

    • Barton Chapel Elementary School

    • Bayvale Elementary School
    • Blythe Elementary School

    • Diamond Lakes Elementary School
    • Glenn Hills Elementary School
    • Goshen Elementary School
    • Jamestown Elementary School
    • Jenkins-White Elementary School

    • Lamar Milledge Elementary School
    • McBean Elementary School

    • Meadowbrook Elementary School

    • Sue Reynolds Elementary School
    • Wilkinson Gardens Elementary School


    Middle Schools

    • Glenn Hills Middle School
    • Hephzibah Middle School
    • Murphey Middle School
    • Tutt/Langford @ Tutt Middle School
    • W.S. Hornsby Middle School 


    High Schools

    • Butler High School
    • Cross Creek High School

    • Glenn Hills High School

    • Hephzibah High School
    • T.W. Josey High School

    • Lucy C. Laney High School

    • Westside High School