School Transfer Requests (General)

  • Request Period: Feb. 21-March 6

    Families will have the opportunity to apply to any school on any calendar during this request period. Applications must be completed online by March 6. Late applications will not be accepted. The following are types of transfers that a student may apply for. 

    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.

     

    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.
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