The Gwinnett County Board of Education has in place a process that allows students to transfer from their assigned school to another school within the district. This process includes permissive transfers, childcare/hardship transfers, medical/legal transfers, as well as the transfer of children of employees and current high school students rezoned to a new high school.
In 2009, the Georgia Assembly passed HB251, which is often referred to as the “choice” bill. The Georgia Board of Education approved an amendment to Gwinnett County Public Schools’ IE2 Partnership Contract waiving this requirement for Gwinnett County Public Schools, acknowledging that the district already maintains a streamlined permissive transfer process for parents to request student transfers between schools within the district. In the spirit of HB251, Gwinnett County Public Schools shares the following information with its community about its permissive transfer process:
- General information concerning GCPS’ permissive Transfer Process
- Gwinnett schools accepting a permissive transfer (1st Semester, 2020-21)
- Timeline for requesting a permissive transfer
For additional information about GCPS’ permissive transfer process and the form to request a transfer, contact the local school your child is zoned to attend.