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2023-24 School Applications 

The application window for families to submit open enrollment, specialty school, and governor’s school applications for the 2023-24 school year is now open via the Enroll RPS Portal. Students may apply for:

  • Any specialty school for which they are eligible (specialty schools include Franklin Military Academy, Open High School, Richmond Community High School, Governor’s STEM Academy at Richmond Technical Center, and the IB Diploma Programme at Thomas Jefferson High School (for rising 11th-grade students))
  • Out-of-zone schools via the open enrollment lottery (maximum of three school choices)
  • Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts (charter school) via a separate open enrollment lottery (if eligible)
  • Appomattox Regional Governor’s School and/or Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School (the application for CodeRVA is managed separately by that school)

A few important notes:

  • Families will have until 4:30 pm on December 1, 2022, to submit specialty and governor’s school applications, and until 4:30 pm on February 1, 2023, to submit open enrollment applications.
  • We unfortunately cannot accept late applications for any reason. Please plan accordingly.
  • As long as your application is submitted before the deadline, the timing of your submission will have no impact on the outcome.
  • We're holding information sessions about the application process, the Enroll RPS portal, and school options. Details will be at as soon as they are final.
  • If you have additional questions, please email us at