However, the school system does try to weed out where a person picks a school outside their geographical area just because they prefer that school over the other. That is generally frowned upon. There needs to be a specific reason other than preference.
Hope this clarification helps.
However, there are exceptions, known as pupil placing. This would be if a specific school offered a specific program not available at another school. Examples would be elementary school language immersion programs, high school Advanced Placement courses, high school Academy programs, or some other special program.
This requires the concurrence of both principals and requires parents to provide transportation.
So, generally you must attend your geographical school, although there are exceptions.
Fairfax Co Public Schools, has a website, http://www.fcps.edu/fts/planning/boundaryinfo.shtml, that deals with which school your child would go to depending on the location of the property. If you have particular questions, I would get in touch with the Fairfax Co Schools office to see if they can provide you any insight.
Is a little known fact that in Fairfax County your child can go to a different school than the one assigned based on the home location. The assigned school is NOT going to make it easy, on the contrary they will greatly discourage you, but it is possible (a neighbor of mine did it). It will be your responsibility to get your child/children to and from school since you would be out of the bus route.
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