Out-of-District/Out-of-Zone

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ATTENTION: The Out-of-Zone and Out-of-District Application Day of March 26 has been postponed. A new day will be announced at a later date.

The enrollment center hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

To be considered in the first phase of approvals, applications must be received and date/stamped no later than 4:30 pm on April 16, 2020. First phase acceptance decisions will be announced April 30, 2020.


Click here to download the 2020-2021 Out-of-Zone/Out-of-District/Out-of-State Application forms.

Tuition Information

Students who live in the city may apply to attend another school other than the one for which they are zoned.

Students living outside Dalton’s city limits are accepted on a space-available basis. Tuition for these students is:

$160 per month for each child ($1,600/year)

$500 per month for each child ($5,000/year) for students who live outside the state of Georgia.

Tuition must be paid in advance by the 15th day of each school month, August through May. Tuition is payable to the DPS Central Office, Attn: Tuition, 300 W Waugh Street, Dalton, GA 30720. Dalton Public Schools can now accept tuition payments using a credit card, debit card or your checking account. You can access the secure online payment portal through www.schoolpay.com. A transaction and convenience fee will apply. Families who live outside the city limits but own property within the city may be exempt from all or part of the required tuition. Contact the Dalton Public Schools Finance Office at 706-876-4006 for more information.

For info about the OOZ/OOD/OOS application process and selection, call the district office at 706-876-4170. On July 1, the district publishes “open” grades by school on this website.