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2019 Open Houses @ Savannah-Chatham public schools

Savannah-Chatham Public School Open Houses 2020

Choice Programs

Application window opens Jan. 11 2020. Deadline to apply is Jan. 31 2020.
Learn more here.

JG Smith Elementary, Jan. 14 2020, 9AM-1PM
Garrison K-8, Jan. 16 2020, 6-7PM
Charles Ellis K-8, Jan. 21 2020, 5:30-7PM
Marshpoint Elementary, Jan. 22 2020, 5-6:30PM
Heard Elementary, Jan. 23 2020, 5:30-7:30PM
Largo-Tibet Elementary, Jan. 23 2020, 5:30-6:30PM

Coastal Middle, Jan. 9 2020, 5:30-6:30PM
Hubert Middle, Jan. 15 2020, 5:30-6:30PM
DeRenne Middle, Jan. 16 2020, 5-6PM
Southwest Middle, Jan. 16 2020, 5:30-6:30PM
STEM Academy at Bartlett Middle, Jan. 16 2020, 5-7PM

Savannah Arts Academy, Jan. 14 2020, 6:30-8PM
Islands High Jan. 14 2020, 6-7PM
Liberal Studies at Savannah High, Jan. 14 2020, 5:30-6:30PM
Jenkins High, Jan. 15 2020, 5-7PM
Windsor Forest, Jan. 16 2020, 6-7PM
Johnson High, Jan. 16 2020, 5:30-6:30PM
Beach High, Jan. 16 2020, 6-7PM
Savannah Early College High, Jan. 22 2020, 5:30-6:30PM
Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career, Jan. 25 9AM-Noon
Groves High, Jan. 30 2020, 6:30-8PM

Learn more here.


The application period is now open for grades kindergarten & older for Savannah-Chatham public schools for 2019-20 school year.  

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System offers 24 Choice Programs  (formerly called specialty schools) throughout the district.

The application process for the 2019-20 school year opened Jan. 5 2019 & closes Jan. 27 2019. Lottery notification is March 13 2019. Applications are available online here. 

Learn more about the various programs available & application dates here.

For information about the programs offered and the application/lottery process, visit the Choice Program Guide for information on eligibility criteria, the lottery process, frequently asked questions, and descriptions of each choice program. Contact information for each school can be found under the Site List tab.


2019 Open Houses @ Savannah-Chatham Choice Programs

Charles Ellis K-8 School Montessori Jan. 15, 2019 6pm-7:30pm
Garrison K-8 School Visual and Performing Arts Jan. 16, 2019 6pm-7:30pm
Heard Elementary School Center for Advanced Learning Jan. 17, 2019 5:30pm-7:30pm
Hodge Elementary School Medical and Allied Health Dec. 13, 2019 5:30pm-6:30pm
J.G. Smith Elementary School Traditional with Core Knowledge Jan. 8, 2019 8:30am-10:30am
Largo-Tibet Elementary School International Baccalaureate (Primary Years) Jan. 22, 2019 6pm-7:00pm
Marshpoint Elementary School International Baccalaureate (Primary Years) Jan. 10, 2019 4pm-6:00pm

STEM Academy at Bartlett Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Jan. 17, 2019 5:30pm-7:30pm
Coastal Middle School International Baccalaureate (Middle Years) Jan. 10, 2019 5:30pm-6:30pm
Hubert Middle School Career and Technical Jan. 8, 2019 4:30pm-6pm
Hubert Middle School Paragon Male Academy Jan. 8, 2019 4:30pm-6pm
DeRenne Middle Medical & Allied Health Jan. 16, 2019 5:00pm-6pm
Southwest Middle School International Baccalaureate (Middle Years) January 8, 2019 6pm-7pm

Beach High School Medical and Allied Health Jan. 16, 2019 6pm-7pm
Groves High School Maritime Science and Logistics Jan. 10, 2019 6pm-7:30pm
Islands High School Veterinary Science Jan. 10, 2019 6pm-7pm
Islands High School Biological & Environmental Research Jan. 10, 2019 6pm-7pm
Jenkins High School Engineering Jan. 15, 2019 5pm-7pm
Johnson High School International Baccalaureate (Diploma) Jan. 15, 2019 6pm-7:30pm
Savannah Arts Academy Visual and Performing Arts Jan. 8, 2019 6:30pm-8pm
Savannah Early College Early College Jan. 9, 2019 4pm-6pm
School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High Liberal Studies & Law and Criminal Justice Jan. 9, 2019 6pm-7:30pm
School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High 3DE by Junior Achievement Jan. 9, 2019 6pm-7:30pm
Windsor Forest High School International Baccalaureate (Diploma) Jan. 10, 2019 6pm-7:00pm
Woodville Tompkins Career and Technical Jan. 26, 2019 10am-1pm


PreK Savannah Public Schools Chatham County

Free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2019-2020 school year

This free, state-funded Pre-K at some Savannah-Chatham public schools is open to all children who are 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 residing in Chatham County.

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has 63 Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K classes.  See the list of Savannah-Chatham public schools that offer the free Pre-K here.

Pre-K applications for the free, lottery-funded Pre-K programs for 2019-20 at Savannah-Chatham County public schools will be available online here Tuesday, February 20-March 7, 2019.

The 2019-2020 Lottery will run in April 2019.

This free, state-funded Pre-K is open to all children who are 4 years old on or by Sept. 1. Details here. 

For additional information, please call 912-395-1330 or email

Some Savannah private preschools and childcare facilities also offer the state-funded, free Pre-K program and have different application deadlines. Please contact those facilities for their application deadlines.