Enrollment and Registration
Spring Enrollment Timeline
Tullahoma City Schools has updated its timeline for out-of-zone requests and out-of-district applications for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year.
In-district kindergarten registration will begin at each elementary school with a push to get as many registered as possible from March 27- April 5. Kindergarten registration will continue through May 17. Registration will re-open for any new in-district students in any grade level from July 18- July 30. These registrations take place at the student’s zoned school.
On April 10, TCS will post the number of available open seats for Open Enrollment by school and grade. From April 24- May 23, TCS will accept new, in-district transfer requests via a Google Form which can be found under the Enrollment Tab on the TCS District website.
It is important to note that if a student is already attending a school on a previously approved transfer request or out-of-district application, it is not necessary to reapply to continue attending the same school.
Following the open application window, if there are more requests than open spaces, a random lottery must be conducted to determine which applicants are approved for a zone exemption; this is required per state law. Applicants will be notified of their status following the close of the window.
A waiting list will be created based on the results of the lottery. If open spaces become available, the waiting list will be used – in order – to determine the next student granted an out-of-zone transfer request. If the number of applicants is less than the number of slots for a particular school, all applicants will be granted a zone exemption.
If a family already has a sibling attending the requested school, the existing sibling will remain a student at the school for the 2024-2025 school year. According to state law, those families will get priority if a slot is available.
Standard out-of-zone exemption applications will not be accepted after May 23 because of the lottery requirements of the state law. TCS can no longer consider requests for medical or other reasons based on hardships. The Director of Schools maintains the authority to grant administrative placements on a case-by-case basis, but these will be rare and for severe situations only.
Tullahoma City Schools employees may make out-of-zone transfer requests and out-of-district applications for their children beginning March 27. A Google Form will be sent out via TCS email for employee requests.
On May 22, the application will open for new out-of-district student requests. Applications will be processed from May 27 - June 7. Non-resident applicants entering grades 1-12 will need to submit the student’s grade report and both attendance and behavior records from their previous school year with the application. Should there be any remaining available spots, non-resident applications will also be accepted from July 18- July 30.
Families will not have to reapply each year for all granted out-of-zone requests or out-of-district acceptances. However, students must maintain appropriate behavior, attendance, and grades or their zone exemption/out-of-district status may be revoked.
Pursuant to TCS Board Policy 6.204, Attendance of Non-Resident K-12 Students, the timeline for tuition payments is as follows: The first half of the balance is due by Aug. 10, with the remaining balance due by Jan. 10.
All information regarding Out-of-Zone Transfer Requests and Out-of-District applications can be found on the TCS homepage under the Enrollment tab. For any additional questions, please contact the TCS Director of Student Services, Dr. Shannon Duncan, at 931-222-4196 or email@example.com.
Dr. Shannon Duncan | Director of Student Services
301 W. Decherd Street
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Phone: (931) 222-4196 Fax: (931) 454-2651