Middle School Information

Welcome 5th grade parents!  Below is the notice from APS regarding MS Options and Neighborhood Transfers.  Please click the link for full information.

For the 2020-21 secondary options and neighborhood transfers application process, there will be two separate application timelines for middles school option programs and neighborhood transfers, as follows:

  1. Middle School Options: Families interested in attending an option school or program will be able to apply between Nov. 4, 2019 – Jan. 17, 2020.
  2. Neighborhood Transfers: After the Superintendent’s Annual Update on enrollment is published in January, the availability of neighborhood transfers will be shared with families. If there is availability for neighborhood transfers, families will be able to apply between Feb. 24, 2020 – March 16, 2020.

Additional Information: https://www.apsva.us/post/middle-school-options-transfers-information-for-sy-2020-21/.

If you are considering a transfer request, it is recommended you attend one of the information sessions (dates and times listed below).

Dates for Middle School Information Sessions:

Gunston –  Jan 21 7pm(Sp.)/Jan. 15 (Eng.) – 7 p.m.

Jefferson –  Jan. 9 – 7 p.m.

Kenmore – Jan. 8 – 7 p.m.

Swanson – Jan. 16 – 7pm

Williamsburg – Jan. 13 – 7pm

H-B Woodlawn – Dec. 11 – 7pm (for MS & HS)

Dorothy Hamm – Jan 23 – 7pm


In the next couple of weeks, I will send a notice of which Middle School is your home school based upon the address in our system.  If your address has changed, you must provide a new deed or lease to Emily Ward in the Ashlawn Main Office in order for us to update our system.

Please call or email me if you have any questions cindy.skinner@apsva.us or 703-228-8282