November 1, 2022, through December 16, 2022, is the online application period for middle and high magnet schools and programs as well as middle school optional programs and High School Open Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year. Any applications submitted after the initial deadline will be reviewed based on building capacity and program needs. Students who are new to the district may apply until December of the current school year, but choices may be limited outside the application period. Students who are current JCPS students or private school students in Jefferson County cannot apply after the first day of school.
Ready to apply? Fill out an online optional/magnet application. (If your child has not attended a JCPS school before, you will need to use the application link to register before you apply to schools.)
Students who are currently enrolled in the fifth grade or the eighth grade at a JCPS school and who are not interested in specialized schools or programs do not need to register or apply. They will automatically be enrolled in the middle or high school that serves their home address. To find out which school serves your child’s address, use the online SchoolFinder or call the JCPS Demographics Office at (502) 485-3050.
For more information, check out the district's Choices guide to middle and high schools.