School Choice

Watson Chapel School District is participating in “School Choice” for the 2024-2025 school year. Under the “Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 2015” or “Opportunity School Choice Act” parents of students residing outside Watson Chapel School District who want to enroll their child(ren) in Watson Chapel Schools (Edgewood Elementary, Coleman Elementary, Watson Chapel Junior High, and Watson Chapel High School) have until May 1, 2024 to apply for the right to enroll this fall under the Arkansas Public School Choice Act or Opportunity School Choice Act. Applications are available at the Superintendent’s Office at 4100 Camden Road, Pine Bluff and on the district’s website, The application must be postmarked or delivered to the Superintendent no later than May 1, 2024 for your child to be able to enroll in August. Transfers into the Watson Chapel School District shall be granted on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to gender, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion or disability. Students who have been accepted and enrolled in previous years do not have to apply again. Previously-approved transfers remain valid for as long as the student attends Watson Chapel Schools. Students do not have the choice of transferring within the district, because each grade level is housed on only one campus. For more information, you may contact Jamie Roberts at 870-879-0220.

Click here to access School Choice Application and Frequently Asked Questions.