A second opportunity to apply for choice options in Hamilton County Schools is now open
Posted on 04/14/2020
Photo: Lookout Mountain teacher and student.

A second opportunity to apply for Choose Hamilton is open now, with applications available on the district website. The Choose Hamilton application includes several select magnet, open enrollment, and early post-secondary options.  Lookout Mountain Elementary is also now a new open enrollment option for the 2020-21 school year. The deadline to apply for Lookout Mountain is April 29. If there are more applications than seats available at Lookout Mountain Elementary, a lottery to select from applications for Lookout Mountain is scheduled for May 4. 

The other magnet, open enrollment, and early post-secondary options will accept applications on a first-come, first-serve basis until open slots are filled so interested students are encouraged to complete an application today.

Choose Hamilton gives all families in Hamilton County Schools the option for children to attend a school outside of the neighborhood zoned school. To apply or learn more about school choice, visit the district’s website at  www.hcde.org/ChooseHamilton.

If you submitted a choice application earlier this year, you do not have to complete a new application.  Simply email the name of the student and changes to your application to 
[email protected].

Opportunities in the new round of applications for Choose Hamilton:

Magnet Programs

Tyner Middle Academy

Open Enrollment Schools

Woodmore Elementary

Howard Connect (grades 6 & 7)

Red Bank Middle

Soddy Daisy Middle

Lookout Valley Middle/High

Lookout Mountain Elementary

Sequoyah High School


Early Post-Secondary Programs

Collegiate High at Chattanooga State

Gestamp (juniors and seniors)

Mechatronics Akademie (juniors and seniors)

Polytech (juniors and seniors)