Open Enrollment is open between January 25th and February 5th for the 2021-2022 school year



Germantown, Tennessee--December 21, 2020--Open Enrollment for the upcoming 2021-2022 schoolyear will begin on January 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. and close on February 5, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

Due to current student numbers and available space, transfer approvals will be limited.

Open Enrollment applications will be available to all prospective NEW transfers and current GMSD students on an intra-district or inter-district transfer.  Transfers will be processed according to Policies 6.206 and 6.2061.

All applications will be processed and approvals/denials will be mailed or emailed by March 12, 2021. 

If you are looking for information about Houston High School Academy Applications, please see below:


Open Enrollment FAQs (published January 2020):

1. I currently have a transfer to a GMSD school; do I need to reapply to stay at the school?
No, applications for GMSD transfers are good through that school’s exit year.  Each year district administration reviews existing transfers in relation to capacity, staffing, and zoning.  Annually, families currently on a transfer will receive communication notifying them of their enrollment status. Unless your student is currently in the school’s exit year grade (i.e. 5th grade at Farmington, Forest Hill, or Dogwood, or 8th grade at Houston Middle or Riverdale), you do not need to reapply. If your student is in the school’s exit year grade, you will need to apply for an Open Enrollment transfer to the school you would like to attend.

2. How and when will I know if my transfer was approved to attend a GMSD school?
After Open Enrollment applications are processed, a letter or an email of approval or denial will be sent to the address or email address listed when completing the application.

3. I don’t live in Germantown; can I still apply to attend a GMSD School?
Due to current student numbers and available space, transfer approvals will be limited. The following schools will not be accepting NEW, NON-RESIDENT transfers:
-Dogwood Elementary
-Farmington Elementary
-Riverdale K-5
(This does not include Germantown staff members' children)

4. If I currently have a transfer to a GMSD school and I’m in my exit year grade, am I guaranteed to receive a transfer to the next GMSD School I would like to attend?
No, unfortunately, we can’t guarantee a transfer to any GMSD schools. Transfers will be awarded based on board policy and capacity of the school.

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