Intra-District and Inter-District Transfer RequestsTop of Page
Please note: Parents/guardians must submit Intra-District and Inter-Districts Requests to the district between November 15th and January 30th. Late requests will not be considered so that we may effectively balance staffing throughout the district, which is not dependent upon class size at any particular school.
Parents/ Guardians who want their child to attend a school outside of their neighborhood may do so only with an Approved Intra-District and Inter-District Transfer Request. The Intra-District and Inter-District Request Form is completed only online. There are no paper Request forms.
Our new submission form is live. Please review the guidelines for approval below and click on the link at the bottom of this page to complete the request form online.
New this year: Once a student has an Approved Intra-District Transfer Request, he/ she does not need to apply again for that school. Families with an incoming Kindergarten student must submit an Intra-District Transfer Request for that incoming Kindergartner. Each student must apply and is reviewed for approval separately. Once a student has been approved for a transfer, she/ he will have a seat at the same school
a) Until the student moves to another school due to grade change, e.g. elementary to middle, middle to high school, or
b) Until the parent/ guardian dis-enrolls the student from the school for any reason, including more than 10 consecutive days of unexcused absences
All Inter-District (students living outside YCUSD boundaries) Transfer Requests will only be approved for students that have a history of good grades, attendance and behavior as determined by the school administration. The Inter-District Transfer has to be requested every year within the annual application period, or the student will be dropped at the end of the current school year. A school principal may revoke the Approved Inter-District Request if a student does not maintain good grades, attendance, and behavior.
Parents/guardians must submit Intra-District and Inter-Districts Requests to the district between November 15th and January 30th. Late requests will not be considered so that we may effectively balance staffing throughout the district, which is not dependent upon class size at any particular school.
Guidelines for Approval of a submitted Request are:Top of Page
Enrollment Priorities for Intra-District and Inter-District Transfer Requests are as follows:
Board Policy states that no student currently residing within a school's attendance area shall be displaced by another student transferring from outside the attendance area
Students who attended the school the previous year with an Approved Intra-District Transfer Request
Students transferring from a school determined by the State to be “persistently dangerous”
Intra-District applicants who have a sibling enrolled at the requested school, or the transfer Approval becomes invalid
Any student whose parent/guardian is assigned to that school as his/her primary place of employment
All other YCUSD residents
Except for priorities listed above, if a school has more applications than space available, student Intra-District Transfer Requests will be Approved by a random, unbiased selection process until the school is at capacity.
Multiple birth students will be treated as a single number in the lottery. If their number is drawn and the number of students exceeds the number of spaces available, parents may take the space(s) and place the remaining siblings on a waiting list.
By March 1st, as to whether their applications have been approved or denied. This notification will be by mail. If the application is denied, the reasons for denial shall be stated.
Applicants who receive approval must confirm their enrollment with the requested school within ten days.
Admission to a particular school shall not be influenced by a student's academic or athletic performance, unless the Request is for admission to a specialized district program that has enrollment criteria separate from school registration.
A parent/guardian may appeal the district's denial of a transfer request by filing a written request of appeal with the District within 10 days of the receipt of the written notification of denial. In addition, a parent/guardian who believes he/she has been subject to discrimination may file an appeal using the district's Uniform Complaint Procedures.
Special Education students may participate in open enrollment based on the above priority system and space available in the programs at the desired school with an approved IEP change of placement.
Once a student has been accepted to a school outside of their neighborhood by an Approved Intra-District Request, that new school becomes the student's school of residence. Students who wish to return to their original neighborhood school of residence must reapply through the Intra-District Transfer Request process.
Parents/guardians are responsible for transporting their children to the new school for which they have been Approved.
If you understand and accept the guidelines for approval as listed above, please click here to complete an online school transfer request.