Moore County's Transfers and Discretionary Admissions page

Transfers and Discretionary Admissions

Student Admissions and Transfers If a parent has a need for their child to attend a school outside of their zoned attendance area, they can request a school transfer provided they meet the criteria set forth by the Moore County Board of Education.  School transfer requests must be submitted during the open transfer window.  Our transfer window for the 2022-23 school year is open February 1 - 28.  The window is now closed.

Below, you will find a letter sent home to all parents, information related to the student transfer and discretionary admission process, a link to the online application, and a list of "capped" schools for 2022-23.  Capped schools are those that are at or over 95% of capacity and are unable to accept new transfer or discretionary admissions.  Rising Grade transfer requests for capped schools will be considered to the extent possible. 


Capped and Under-Utilized Schools for 2022-23 

Letter to All Parents Regarding Transfers for 2022-23

Letter to All Parents Regarding Transfers for 2022-23 (Spanish Version)

Student Transfer Process/Timeline for 2022-23

Student Transfer Process/Timeline for 2022-23 (Spanish Version)

Do NOT Use!  Online Application to Request Student Transfer -or- Discretionary Admission  (The transfer window is now closed for the 22-23 school year!)

Are you planning for your child to attend a school outside of Moore County for the 2022-23 school year?  If so, you will need a release form from Moore County Schools.  Please click here to access the 2022-23 form:  Application for Moore County Resident to Enroll in a School System Outside of Moore County 

Do you have an approved discretionary admission for your child to attend Moore County Schools although you live outside of Moore County?  If yes, click here for instructions on how to obtain an out-of-district student release form from another county.

School Enrollment and Transfer School Board Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

Transfer of School Assignment Policy Information

  • Moore County Schools
  • 5277 Hwy. 15-501 South, Carthage, NC28327
  • 910-947-2976
  • 910-947-3011
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