Priority Zoning Policy 6.205:
Enrollment priorities are as follows: (based on parent/guardian’s residential address)
Priority 1 - Students living outside the zone who were enrolled in the school the previous year and students of full-time Putnam County Schools employees;
Priority 2 - Students living in the zone;
Priority 3 - Students who are siblings of students currently enrolled at the requested school; and
Priority 4 - Students are living outside of the requested school zone.
*All K-12 students currently attending a school outside of their residentially assigned zone may finish at
that respective school to the highest grade level of that building, provided the family furnishes transportation.
*Transportation services can only be provided to students who live in their school zone. Please visit www.pcsstn.com to view the Enrollment Zone Finder 2020-2021 application to view your zoned schools for the upcoming school year.
*Pre-K students are not eligible for Priority 1 status (except children of full-time PCSS employees).
*Recommended Priority Exceptions for the 2023-24 School Year are as follows:
*1. Elementary Schools- These are the enrollment priorities available at the respective schools:
Algood Elementary - 1, 2, 3
Baxter Primary- 1, 2, 3, KL
Burks - 1, 2, 3, KL
Cane Creek- 1, 2, 3, KL
Capshaw- 1, 2, 3, KL
Cornerstone- 1, 2, 3
Jere Whitson- 1, 2
Northeast- 1, 2, 3, KL
Parkview- 1, 2, 3, KL
Prescott- 1, 2
Sycamore- 1, 2, 3, KL
*A Priority 4 Kindergarten Lottery (KL) list will be collected at each eligible site (BPS, Burks, CCES, CES, NES, PVES, and SES) during the April Early Enrollment Period for those families who wish for their Kindergartners to try to enroll at an eligible school. The kindergartner must already have a pending enrollment at their Priority 1, 2, or 3 schools in order to enter the Lottery at a different school. The actual drawing will take place at the school sites at the end of the Early Enrollment Period, and any availability will be based on individual schools' K capacity and ratios.
*In May, a Priority 4 Transfer Request Window/ Lottery (4L) will take place for currently enrolled students in grades K-3 wishing to transfer to grades 1-4 at an eligible school for the 23-24 SY after the Early Enrollment process is completed in April. The Transfer Request Window will take place in May and results will be reported in early June. Before the Window opens, the district will post the available number of seats for transfer requests per eligible school/grade on pcsstn.com once that number is developed, pending compliance with building capacity and student-teacher ratios while maintaining room for growth. If the number of transfer requests for a particular school exceeds the number of posted available seats at that school, a lottery will be conducted to determine the students allowed to transfer. Current enrollment in grades K-3 at priority 1, 2, or 3 schools is required for applicants. More information on this process will be available for families before the Transfer Request Window opens.
*Private transportation must be provided if you attend an out-of-zone school.
*Zoning information for the 2023-24 school year can be found on the Putnam County School System website (www.pcsstn.com).
*2. All Middle and High Schools will have Open Enrollment and accept Priorities 1, 2, 3, and 4 during the Early Enrollment period for new students.
*Transportation must be provided if you attend an out-of-zone school.
*3. Pre-K Students- New applications for the 23/24 School Year will be available on April 3, 2023. Families will complete the application, then contact Ms. Diana Nichols to set up an Enrollment Meeting at the Central Office. All instructions will be on the application.