Choose Hamilton

Admissions Timeline

Step 1: Attend Information Sessions/Tours at Schools

(not required, but recommended)

Choose Hamilton Community Informational Session 
Thursday, December 5th, 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m. 
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five, 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Event Details and Registration 

Our Choose Hamilton fair will be held at Northgate Mall on January 11th from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Step 2: Complete Online Lottery Application

(3 schools may be listed as 1st choice)

For More Info, View the Choice Lottery Application FAQs >>


Choice Application - English

Choice Application - Spanish

Application window: November 22, 2019 through January 31, 2020

Lottery to run on February 10, 2020

Questions regarding school choice can be emailed to 

Step 3: Notification of Acceptance

  • Notifications sent out by February 15, 2020
  • Parent respond by March 1, 2020 to indicate whether they accept the spot (or choose which spot they want if offered more than one.

Step 4: Parents Secure Spot by Attending School-Designated Event

Parents must attend the School Choice event to secure their spot (Dates & times to be announced but will complete by March, 2020)

There are several categories of schools students are eligible to apply for outside of their zoned school.  They are as follows:

Future Ready Institutes

** Students enrolled in these institutes will be enrolled ½ day at an off campus location.