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Transfers will be evaluated on several factors, which may include the reason for the request, student history, and space availability. There are no guarantees of approval.
Please review transfer policies and criteria, read the application form carefully before signing, and attach all necessary documentation.
Incomplete requests or requests received after the stated deadlines may be returned without consideration.
You may mail or drop off your transfer requests to your school or the District Administration Office at 3083 NE 49th Place, Hillsboro, OR 97124 (just north of the Brookwood Library) or by fax to 503-844-1557.
Transfers are required for students to attend a school other than their "home school"-- the school assigned based on the parent/guardian's legal address of residence.
If you wish to attend your home school, then simply enroll at that school with all the necessary paperwork. Your new school will arrange for an exchange of records from the previous school. For Hillsboro School District attendees, enrollment information is on the enrollment page under the Parents tab.
Note that your city of residence does not define your school district. The Hillsboro School District comprises parts of several cities, including Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius and Portland, in addition to Hillsboro. Boundaries also may run across housing developments and apartment complexes. To confirm your home school, please call our Transportation Department at 503-844-1123.
There are two main types of transfers:
The sections on this page provide information on boundaries, timelines, forms, and policies related to student transfers. Transfers will be evaluated on several factors,which may include availability of space at the school and grade level, the reason for the request, and student history. There are no guarantees of approval; please read all terms carefully before applying.
Click on the following links to view current District policies related to school assignments and transfers:
JECC: Assignment of Students to Schools
JECC-JC-AR: In-District Transfers
JECB: Inter-District Transfers
JECC-JC-JECB-AR Appendix B: Schedule and Priority Order
JECF: Inter-District Releases and Processing
The in-district process applies to Hillsboro School District residents only who wish to apply to schools within the Hillsboro School District. All resident students need to be enrolled in the Hillsboro School District before submitting a transfer request. Requests for inter-district transfers follow a separate inter-district schedule; please click on the link to the left to view information.
Students should plan to attend their home school until their transfer is approved.
CLOSED: January 3 - 31, 2017 - Priority window for 2017-18 school year. Notifications for applications received by January 31 will be mailed by February 28.
Requests received after January 31 will be held for consideration in the April-May window. Any requests submitted for incoming kindergartners may need to wait for a decision until late-August.
February 1 - May 31, 2017 - Second request window for 2017-18 school year. Notifications for applications received in this window will be mailed by July 7. Any requests submitted for incoming kindergartners may be held for consideration in the August window.
June 1 - August 18 - Late request window for 2017-18 school year
Every attempt will be made to notify families about the status of their request prior to August 25. However, some schools may not be able to act on requests until after that date when they have a better idea of their resident student enrollment.
Outside of these windows, consideration will be made for transfers related to mid-year moves and extreme hardships only. Please allow two weeks for transfer processing outside the identified windows for accepting transfer applications.
Click here for information about our Options Program transfer process.
In-District Transfer Request
In-District Transfer Request Spanish
The inter-district transfer process is governed by state laws as well as district policies. This process applies to resident students who wish to transfer to other districts (e.g., Beaverton or Forest Grove School Districts) or non-residents who wish to transfer into the Hillsboro School District.
This process does not apply to residents who wish to transfer to a school within the Hillsboro School District (see in-district transfer tab).
Student-athletes: OSAA eligibility rules apply for high school transfers. For the full text of the OSAA Position Statement, please click here or contact OSAA at 503-682-6722.
Please read inter-district transfer policies carefully before submitting your request.
March 1-31, 2016 -- HB3681 Open Enrollment Process
Students residing in other districts who wish to attend a school in the Hillsboro School District may submit their application for an HB3681 transfer only for a school/grade with open slots. If there are more applications than available slots, the District will conduct a lottery to fill the slots. This type of transfer does not require permission from the home district.
Requests must be submitted to the District Administration Center by March 31, 5 p.m. Applications will not be accepted if they are faxed or time-stamped after March 31, or requesting a school or grade level that does not have open slots. Notifications will be mailed by April 28.
HB3681 Open Enrollment Transfer Application Grades 1-12
HB3681 Open Enrollment Transfer Application Kindergarten
HB3681 Open Enrollment Transfer Application Grades 1-12 Spanish
HB3681 Open Enrollment Transfer Application Kindergarten Spanish
Students wishing to transfer into or out of the Hillsboro School District must complete transfer requests at BOTH resident and non-resident school District offices. The Hillsboro School Board voted on the number of slots to open for students applying to attend a different school district and to attend the Hillsboro School District:
Up to 50 students may be released from Hillsboro School District.
Up to 5 districtwide slots will be opened to kindergarten, with placement to be finalized in August based on availability.
By May 31, 2016, students who wish to attend a school in the Hillsboro School District may submit their application for a standard inter-district transfer only for a school/grade with open slots. If there are more applications than available slots, the District will conduct a lottery to fill the slots. This type of transfer also requires a separate application and permission from the home district. Please check with your home district for their timelines and process.
Students residing in Hillsboro School District wishing to attend another district may submit their application for release by May 31, 2016. This type of transfer also requires a separate application and permission from the receiving district. If there are more applications for release than the allotted number, an equitable lottery will be conducted.
Inter-District Transfer Request Form
Inter-District Transfer Request Form Spanish
Notification will be sent by July 5, 2016
Terms of acceptance
The accepting district shall determine the length of HB2747 transfers. Other terms will be written in the acceptance letter and applied in a consistent, non-discriminatory way to all similarly-situated students.
Please direct transfer-related questions to Marleen Zytniowski: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the other district's website or contact their administrative office for more information about their transfer timelines and procedures as well as eligibility of non-residents to apply for specific academic programs/schools. Differing timelines will be accommodated as feasible.
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