Rockdale public schools invite families to Choice Open House nights

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Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) has kicked off its Open House nights for Specialty and choice programs.

Students and families interested in applying to a program are strongly encouraged to attend that program’s Open House night. C. J. Hicks Elementary School, which offers kindergarten students dual language immersion, held its open house on Oct. 13.

The application window for School Specialty and Choice programs will be open Nov. 28 to Dec. 16. The application will be online at Students may apply for specialty programs outside of their assigned neighborhood school zone. Non-traditional programs such as Rockdale Career Academy, Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, Rockdale Open Campus and Rockdale Virtual Campus are not included in this School Choice application process. Please see your school counselor for more information about these programs.

Visit the RCPS School Specialty and Choice webpage at or email for more information.

The RCPS School Specialty and Choice Program Open House nights are as follows:


        Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m., Rockdale County High School, Institute of Advanced Technology at RCHS (Grade: 9).

Oct. 25, 6 p.m., Sims Elementary School, AVID Elementary at SES (Grades: K-2).

Nov. 2, 5:30-7 p.m., Open Campus, Non-traditional High School (Students may apply after two years of high school and a minimum of five credits.)

Nov. 9 & 10, 6-7:30 p.m., Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology (Grade: 9; Rising eighth grade students who meet eligibility requirements); Nov. 9 for DMS and EMS students; Nov. 10 for CMS and MMS students; Private School and Home School students may attend either session.

Nov. 10, 5-6 p.m., Honey Creek Elementary School, STEM Program at HCE (Grades: 3-5).

Nov. 10, 6-7:30 p.m., Conyers Middle School, Center for Technology & Engineering at CMS (Grades: 6-8).

Nov. 10, 5:30-7 p.m., Davis Middle School, Academy for Performing and Visual Arts at DMS (Grades: 6-8)

Nov. 15, 6-7 p.m., Shoal Creek Elementary School, STEAM Academy at SCE (Grades: 3-5)

Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., Edwards Middle School, Academy for Pre-Medical Science at EMS (Grades: 6-8).

Nov. 16, 6 p.m., Memorial Middle School, STEM Academy for Environmental Studies at MMS (Grades: 6-8).

Nov. 17, 6-7:30 p.m., Salem High School, International Entertainment and Business Leadership Academy at SHS (Grades: 9-12)

Nov. 17, 6 p.m., Heritage High School, The Academy for Performing and Visual Arts at HHS (Grades: 9-12).

Jan. 31, 2017, 5-8 p.m., Rockdale Career Academy, Career Technical and Agricultural Education (Grades: 9-12)


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