Attendance Areas & Tuition
Determining Your School Attendance Area
Albemarle residents can determine school districts by searching on a valid address or owner name in the County’s GIS-Web application (http://gisweb.albemarle.org/).
After typing in an address and clicking on the Search button, users will see a Search Results page and should then click on the Property Info link, where they can view various property characteristics. In the dropdown box at the top of the Property Information page, users should select Other Parcel Characteristics to see the elementary, middle and high school districts associated with the property.
Alternately, you may review the district maps below to get an idea of which schools serve your area:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Any official decision about which school district a particular house or parcel belongs to must be made by the Albemarle County Public Schools Department of Transportation at 434-973-5716.
Our schools are divided into three "feeder patterns" according to geographical area: Northern, Southern and Western. A feeder pattern consists of the elementary, middle and high schools through which students progress.
*Student body splits at the high school level
**Student body splits at the middle school level
Burley Middle School students will attend either Albemarle or Monticello high school. Agnor-Hurt Elementary School students will continue to either Burley or Jouett middle school and then Albemarle High School. Cale and Stone-Robinson elementary school students will continue to either Burley or Walton middle school and then Monticello High School. Stony Point Elementary School students will continue to either Burley Middle School, followed by Monticello High School, or Sutherland Middle School, followed by Albemarle High School.
Murray High School, the Community Public Charter School, the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC), the Enterprise Center, Ivy Creek, and PREP serve students from all three feeder patterns.
School Attendance Area Waiver Requests
Who must submit a school attendance area waiver request?
Acceptable conditions for the transfer of a student to a school in another attendance area include:
- A student whose parent/guardian changes residence from one school attendance area to another within the county after the end of the first semester may be permitted to complete the school year in his/her current school if the parent/guardian so desires.
- A child whose parent/guardian plans to move to another attendance area within the county after the school year begins and who will reside in the new attendance area for the majority of the school year may be permitted to begin the school year in the school serving the new attendance area (documentation required).
- A child whose parent/guardian is employed full-time by Albemarle County Public Schools, CATEC, or certain Albemarle County Local Government departments may be admitted to a school other than the one serving his/her attendance area to accommodate the parent’s work schedule.
- A senior whose parent/guardian moves to another attendance area within the county after the end of the first semester of the student’s junior year may be permitted to complete his/her final year in the last high school attended.
- A child who spends the majority of the school year living with a parent who has joint physical custody and resides in the county may be permitted to attend Albemarle County Public Schools (documentation required).
- A child who has been the victim of a crime committed by a student, employee, volunteer, contract worker, or person who regularly performs services in the school, or a crime committed on school property or on any school bus owned or operated by the school division, may be permitted to attend a school other than the one serving his/her attendance area at the written request of the parent/guardian.
- The Superintendent or the Superintendent's designee may approve a transfer request for curriculum requirements, specific medical reasons, or extraordinary reasons.
All school attendance area waiver requests MUST:
- Be submitted for approval on an annual basis.
- Be made in writing.
- Include the student’s name, a return address, and a phone number.
- Be mailed to Strategic Planning and Operations at 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902, or faxed to 434-296-5805.
Per School Board Policy JEC, School Admission, tuition is based on local cost and set by the Superintendent or her designee for each academic year. Children of nonresidents employed full-time by Albemarle County Public Schools, CATEC, or certain Albemarle County Local Government departments may attend Albemarle County Public Schools on a half-tuition basis, depending on space availability and provided such students meet admission requirements and require educational services that can be provided by the staff of Albemarle County Public Schools in existing facilities and utilizing existing programs and services.
- Option 1: Tuition may be paid in monthly installments using payroll deduction.
- Option 2: Tuition may be paid in full at the beginning of the year.
Tuition should be made payable to County of Albemarle, and must be submitted in person or by mail to Operations and Systems Planning, located at 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
For more information, contact Strategic Planning & Operations