GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) - On June 1, the Gulf Shores city school system will officially separate from the Baldwin County school system.
But before that happens, the new school system needs to know where students are going to go to class.
Students going into grades K-9 who live outside of Gulf Shores city limits will attend a Baldwin County Public School in 2019. Gulf Shores High School students living outside of the city going into grades 11 and 12 will remain at the school.
Current ninth graders will have the choice to stay at Gulf Shores High School or to attend class in Orange Beach. Those current freshmen need to declare whether they will go to high school in Orange Beach or Gulf Shores by Friday, February 1.
A new high school is currently under construction in Orange Beach, but it is not expected to open until 2020.
No decisions have been made about a temporary facility in Orange Beach as students await the opening of the new high school building. The plan is for students in grades 7-10 to attend class in a portable village across from Orange Beach Elementary School.