Transition to Middle School

5th Grade Middle School Visits
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Contact Ms. Sullivan at 703-228-8444

Important Information

  1. Middle school boundaries will be decided on December 14, 2017.  At that point, middle schools will look at their enrollment and decide whether there’s enough room to allow for neighborhood transfers.  Right now, there are NO neighborhood transfers.  Meaning, if you’re zoned to go to Kenmore, at this time you may not apply to go to Jefferson.
  2. All APS students are eligible to enter into the H-B Woodlawn lottery.  The lottery is conducted by the Welcome Center—NOT by H-B Woodlawn.  The application for this lottery is available online:
  3. There are information sessions at each middle school later this winter.

General Timeline

MS Information Sessions
Jefferson Middle School
Kenmore Middle School
Gunston Middle School
Thursday, January 11 at 7 PM
Wednesday, January 17 at 7 PM
Thursday, January 18 at 7 PM
Deadline for HB Woodlawn Lottery Application Friday, January 19
Deadline for Neighborhood Transfer Online Application Friday, January 26
MS Counselors Visit Campbell for Course Selection Sessions Monday, February 5
Course Request Forms Due to Ms. Sullivan Tuesday, February 13
Field Trips to Middle Schools Wednesday, April 18
Middle School Open Houses August 2018

2018-19 Transfer Policy

On January 8, 2018, a School Talk was sent out announcing neighborhood transfer applications will be accepted for Kenmore and Jefferson Middle Schools.  The application is online and due Friday, January 26, 2018.

Online application

If you have any issues accessing the online application, please contact Ms. Sullivan at your earliest convenience.  If you have more specific questions about the process, please contact Ms. Sullivan.

HB Woodlawn

Online application

HB Woodlawn Application Deadline 1/19/18, 4:00 PM
Lottery for HB Woodlawn will be held at APS Welcome Center 1/26/18
Notifications sent to admitted 6th grade families by mail 2/2/18
Deadline for families to confirm or decline 2/23/18


Kate Sullivan – Campbell School Counselor | (703) 228-8444 |
APS Welcome Center – Syphax Education Center | 2110 Washington Boulevard | (703) 228-8000
School & Community Relations – (703) 228-6005 | (703) 228-7667