School Transfer Requests (General)

  • The official request period for existing Wake County Public School System students seeking a school transfer for the 2020-21 school year ended on March 6. Here are remaining transfer request options:

    • Families of existing Wake County students can still submit transfer requests. Not all decisions are eligible for appeal to the school board.
    • Families of students newly enrolling into Wake County Public School System can submit a request for transfer within the first 10 days of enrollment. Those requests would be eligible for appeal to the school board if denied by staff. See Board Policy 4100.D.1.a. for more information. 

    Request a transfer.

    Due to overcrowding, WCPSS administration is denying all transfer requests to certain schools. Please note that if a school is open to transfers, that does not guarantee a request will be granted. Check school status.

    The following are criteria we will consider for requesting a school transfer:

    Back to Base School Transfer 

    This transfer describes students who attend a school other than their base school and want to attend their base school.

    • Acceptance is guaranteed, unless the base school has an enrollment cap
    • Transportation is provided unless your address is in the walk zone.

     

    Joining a sibling at a school

    This transfer applies when an older child attends a school other than their base school, and you wish to have an entering grade level (K, 6, or 9) younger child attend the same school. Such requests are guaranteed to be approved. 

     

    WCPSS Employees

    This transfer describes full-time employees requesting that their child attend the same school or campus where they will be working for that school year.  

    • Acceptance is guaranteed. 
    • Transportation may be provided. Transportation information is provided in the address look-up.  

     

    Traditional Calendar Transfer

    This transfer describes students who attend a year-round or modified-calendar school and wish to attend a school with a traditional calendar.

    • Acceptance is not guaranteed.
    • Transportation may be provided. Transportation information is provided in the address look-up.  
    • Any request denied during this application period will be eligible for an appeal.

     

    Hardship Transfer

    This transfer describes families that do not meet any of the above scenarios. Parents/legal custodians must provide a reason for their request. Requests that do not meet any of the criteria defined in Board Policy, including capacity restrictions, will be denied by the administration. The school board considers student assignment transfers to be appropriate only in rare or exceptional circumstances.

    • Acceptance is not guaranteed.
    • Transportation may be provided. Transportation information is provided in the address look-up.
    • Any request denied during this application period will be eligible for an appeal.

     

Request a Transfer for 2020-21

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