High School Options & Transfers

APS is now accepting online applications for secondary option schools/programs and neighborhood transfers. Information on the available secondary option schools/programs and neighborhood transfers is available on the options and transfers webpage. The deadline to complete the application is January 18, 2019 at 4 p.m. The online application portal reference guide provides instructions on how to set up an account. For additional information or questions, please contact the APS Welcome Center at 703-228-8000 or schooloptions@apsva.us. Please visit the link below to access the online application portal to submit an application.

Online Application Portal


High School Information Night will be held on October 29, 2018, at 7 p.m., at Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street, 22201), where families learned about the registration process and learn more about their neighborhood and option schools for the 2019-20 school year. If you missed the event, click here to watch the video and view the PowerPoint presentation.

Neighborhood Schools

Every student is guaranteed admission to the neighborhood school designated by their home address. Use the School Boundary (Attendance Zone) Locator to find out which school is designated as your neighborhood school. The boundary locator has been updated to reflect the recent boundary refinements adopted by the School Board at its Dec. 1, 2016 meeting, which will apply to the 2017-18 freshmen class. 

Option Schools/Programs

Option Schools/Programs provide specialized instructional programs. 

  • APS provides equitable access to option schools/programs for all students including students with disabilities and English language learners;
  • Provides a rational and transparent process for admission to option schools/programs, which is differentiated to support the integrity of the instructional models;
  • Offers preschool at each of the elementary option schools/programs; and
  • Adjusts enrollment levels at the option schools/programs as needed.

Options/Transfers Information for the 2019-20 school year will be available prior to the School Board adopted application time frame of Nov. 5, 2018 to Jan. 18, 2019. 

Additional Information for the 2019-20 School Year

Other Secondary Programs

The programs at Arlington Community High School, Langston High School Continuation Program, New DirectionsStratford and Teenage Parenting are designed to meet the specific circumstances and needs of individual students.

For additional information or questions, please contact the APS Welcome Center at 703-228-8000 or schooloptions@apsva.us.