School Choice

  • Under the Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 2015, students in kindergarten (K) through grade twelve (12) who reside in other districts may be eligible to attend school in the Conway Public School District (CPSD). School Choice applications must be submitted to the resident and nonresident districts by no later than May 1 of the year in which the student seeks to begin the fall semester. By July 1, the nonresident district superintendent notifies the parent/guardian and the resident district in writing as to whether the student’s application has been accepted or rejected.

    Except as otherwise required or permitted by law, the responsibility for transportation of any nonresident student admitted to a school in the Conway School District must be borne by the student or the student’s parents.

    The Public School Choice application deadline for consideration to begin the fall semester is May 1.

    Click HERE for the Public School Choice application.*

    *Please note: A transfer student who continues enrollment in the nonresident district under School Choice may complete all remaining school years at the nonresident district. It is not necessary to reapply for School Choice as long as the transfer student has had no break in attendance. However, if a transfer student returns to his/her resident district, the student's transfer is voided, and the student must reapply if he/she seeks a future school choice transfer.

    To apply for School Choice in Conway Public Schools:

    1. Complete the Public School Choice application.

    2. The application must be mailed or dropped off in person to BOTH the resident district and the receiving school district. 

    3. Applications may be dropped off or mailed to the CPSD Administrative Offices (2220 Prince Street, Conway, AR 72034).
    Applications must be received or postmarked by May 1 of the year in which the student seeks to begin the fall semester.

    3. By July 1, CPSD will contact you and the district where you live, indicating whether your application has been accepted.

    For more information, contact the Conway Public Schools Administrative Offices at 501-450-4800, or email Donna Story at