Out of Zone/Out of District/ Out of State Application 2024-2025


Applications received after July 18, 2024 will not be considered until August 22, 2024.   No OOZ/OOD applications in grades 1-12 will be considered without information from the school the student last attended.

The following grades are currently closed for the 2024-2025 School Year:

Blue Ridge: 1st and 3rd grade

Brookwood: Kindergarten

Park Creek: 3rd and 5th grade

                                                                        For your convenience, the application is available to print and complete before coming to our office.  

K-8TH ooz/ood/oos application 24-25

For those interested who's student will be 9-12th  will need to fill out an application that is available at our Enrollment Office.

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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:

  • $75 per month for first child ($750/year)
  • $50 per month for second child ($500/year) 
  • $50 per month for third child ($500/year)
  • $0.00 per month for fourth child
  • $300 per month for each child ($3,000/year) for students who live outside the state of Georgia.

DPS Employees will NOT be charged tuition for the 24-25 school year.

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 706-876-4000. On July 1, the district publishes “open” grades by school on this website.