APS Now Accepting Online Applications for Elementary Option Schools

  • Applicants will be able to save and return to their application.
  • Applicants will be able to print their responses.
  • Applicants can access their responses to their application through a link in the confirmation email.
  • Gmail has a filter on K-12 Insight. Applicants with a Gmail address should check their spam folders if they do not receive the automated confirmation email within 24 hours.
  • VPI and Pre-K Montessori are not available through this online application, and are available in paper form at the APS Welcome Center (2110 Washington Blvd).
  • Families should call the APS Welcome Center at 703-228-8000 or email for any questions related to the elementary option schools application.

Guidebook for Parents (SY 2017-18) – designed to assist parents by providing information about the options available to students, the countywide registration process and timelines for application.School Board Policy 25-2.2 Options and Transfers effective for admissions, options and transfers for SY 2018-19


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2018 Secondary Option School Application information

On Friday, January 19, the applications for APS secondary options schools closed for families. Transfer applications then closed on Friday, January 26. On Friday, January 26, the Welcome Center facilitated the lottery for each of the options programs. Families were notified via email of their status on Friday, February 2 with a follow-up letter mailed to each family the week of February 5. Parents must confirm or decline attendance to the school(s) or program(s) to which their students have been accepted no later than February 23, 2018. Students who applied, but were not selected through the lottery process, will be placed in numerical order on a waiting list. Applications received after the deadline are placed at the bottom of the existing waiting list for the upcoming school year. More information is available on the How to Apply page. For any questions or additional information requests, please email  The following are the application numbers for 2018-19:

Options and Transfers
Program: School 2018 Eligible Applicants Students Accepted Students on Waiting List
IB: Washington Lee 142 70 72
HB Woodlawn: Grade 6 640 75 565
HB Woodlawn: Grade 9 214 25 189
Arlington Tech 206 (9th Grade)7 (10th Grade) 213 0
AP Network: Wakefield 50 50 0
IB: Jefferson 172 100 72
Arts and Technology: Kenmore 113 113 0
Wakefield (Transfers) 30 30 0
Yorktown (Transers) 28 28 0