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Savannah-Chatham Public Schools, Charter Schools & Free Pre-K Open Houses & Application Deadlines, 2017

Winter 2017 is the time to plan for which school you want your child to attend for the 2017-2018 school year. The application process is open for Savannah-Chatham choice schools (previously known as specialty schools). as well as for most Savannah-area charter schools.

Savannah-Chatham choice schools are the public schools that have an application process and lottery.

Application window for the Savannah-Chatham choice schools closes Feb. 3, 2017.

Lottery notification date is March 7, 2017. Registration closes March 31, 2017.

The online application process can be found here.


Savannah-Chatham Public School Choice Programs 

Learn more about the application process for the 2017-2018 school year here. 

SCCPSS Choice Programs

School Site



Heard Elementary Center for Advanced Learning

(912) 395-6630

Hodge Elementary Medical and Allied Health

(912) 395-5200

J.G. Smith Elementary Traditional

(912) 395-6530

Largo-Tibet Elementary International Baccalaureate Primary Years

(912) 395-3450

Marshpoint Elementary International Baccalaureate Primary Years 

(912) 395-4000


Ellis  K-8 Montessori

(912) 395-5470

Garrison K-8 Visual and Performing Arts

(912) 395-5975

The STEM Academy at
Bartlett Middle

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

(912) 395-3500

Coastal Middle International Baccalaureate Middle Years

(912) 395-3950

DeRenne Middle Medical and Allied Health

(912) 395-5900

Hubert Middle Career and Technical

(912) 395-5235

Hubert Middle
Paragon Academy

(912) 395-6235

Southwest Middle International Baccalaureate Middle Years

(912) 395-3540


Beach High Medical and Allied Health

(912) 395-5330

Savannah Early College
High School
Early College

(912) 395-2535

Groves High Maritime Logistics

(912) 395-2520

Islands High
Environmental Studies & Veterinary Science

(912) 395-2000

Jenkins High Engineering

(912) 395-6300

Johnson High International Baccalaureate Diploma

(912) 395-6400

Savannah Arts Academy Visual and Performing Arts

(912) 395-5000

School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High
Liberal Studies & Criminal Justice

(912) 395-5050

Windsor Forest High School International Baccalaureate Diploma

(912) 395-3400

Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career
High School
Career and Technical

 (912) 395-6750


Charter Schools Savannah Chatham

Charter Schools in Savannah-Chatham County 

Elementary and middle school charter schools in Savannah-Chatham area have a separate application process and different deadlines. Contact the charter school of your choice for more detailed information on their application process.


Oglethorpe Charter School (Middle School, 6th-8th grades) Application process is open. The application can be printed from Oglethorpe Charter School Web site or picked up from the school. Deadline: All applications must be hand-delivered to the school by Jan. 17, 2017

The 2017-2018 lottery is Jan. 19, 2017 at 9AM. The lottery results will be posted on Oglethorpe Charter School Web site on Jan. 20, 2017 by noon.


Savannah Classical Academy  (Kindergarten-10th grade. Will expand to a K-12 school by 2019.) Application process is open. Apply online here. Deadline: Feb. 16, 2017.

School Tours

Tours are conducted on Tuesdays, 9-10AM or Thursdays 1-2PM***
Register here for a tour; space is limited. The following dates are available:
Tues. Jan. 31
Thurs. Feb. 9
Tues. Feb. 14

​For questions, email

Open House: Jan. 19, 2017.

The 2017-2018 lottery is Feb 24 2017. If your child is accepted, you will receive official notification by Friday, March 10. Enrollment registration deadline is Wed. March 31 2017.

Learn more about the application process here.


Tybee Island Maritime Academy (Kindergarten-5th grade). Application process is open. Apply online here. Deadline: Feb. 10, 2017. 

The lottery will be Feb. 13, 2017 at 6:30PM. Notifications of acceptance or wait list status will be done during the week of Feb. 13-17, 2017. Registration deadline for those accepted is March 3, 2017.

Learn more about the application process here. 


Susie King Taylor Community School  (Kindergarten-4th grade. Will expand to a K-8 school.) Application process is open. Apply online here. Deadline: End of February

​For questions, email

Open Houses: Jan. 29, 2017 2-4pm and March 2, 2017 5:30-7:30PM at 1709 Bull St (corner of 34th at old Notre Dame Academy).

Learn more about the application process here.


free pre-K programs 2017-18 Savannah public schools

Free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2017-2018 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 60 Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K classes with additional classes at Coastal Empire Montessori.  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 2017-18 at Savannah-Chatham County public schools will be available online here starting Feb. 21 2017 until March 6 2017. Applications & required documents are due March 7 2017. The lottery will be April 4 2017.

The deadline to submit required documents to one of the selected schools is March 7, 2017. Applications cannot be processed without these documents.

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

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.