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The Habersham County Board of Education has a process that allows students to transfer from their assigned school to another school within the district as governed by House Bill 251. This process includes school choice transfers, childcare/hardship transfers, and medical/legal transfers, all of which are based entirely on available space at the requested school.

Habersham County Schools shares the following information with its community about its transfer process:

Transfer Process: General Information

  • The parent or guardian must submit a “School Choice Transfer” form to the curriculum department at the Habersham Board of Education Office at 132 Stanford Mill Road, Clarkesville, GA. The form is available online and at each school and HCSS Board Office. School Choice Transfer Form
  • School Choice transfers are based on available space and are only allowed to the schools on the district’s School Choice transfer list.
  • A student may receive only one transfer during a school year.
  • Transportation for students on transfer is the responsibility of the parent /guardian.
  • Transfer of a student does not guarantee the transfer of a sibling.
  • If a request for a transfer is granted, the receiving school principal, with written notice, may revoke the transfer based on one or more of the following reasons:
    • Excessive absences, tardies or late pick-up of student
    • False information is given on the application form or other records

·       If approved the transfer is valid for the grade levels at the approved school.

·       Requests will be approved or denied in accordance with administrative regulations.

·       Approval or denial of this request will be mailed to you.

*Applications received by April 30, 2017 will be approved or denied by July 1, 2017.  Applications received after April 30, 2017 will not be considered until after school resumes August 5, 2017.  

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