The online application period for magnet schools and programs and Academies of Louisville programs for the 2024-25 school year is November 6, 2023, through December 22, 2023. 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 of the application period. Students who are current JCPS students or private school students in Jefferson County cannot apply after the first day of school.
Students who are currently enrolled in fifth or 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. Students who live in the designated Choice Zone and will be entering sixth or ninth grade will be required to make a close-to-home or far-away selection. To find out which school serves your child’s address, use the online SchoolFinder or call the JCPS Demographics Office at (502) 485-3050.