Middle 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


Middle School Information Night was held on October 22, 2018 at 7 p.m., at Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford St.), 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.

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.

Information for the 2019-20 School Year

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