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 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.
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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 Open Enrollment period runs from March 1-31, 2014. You will find information and request forms by clicking on the Inter-District Transfer tab above.
The tabs 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 the reason for the request, student history, and space availability. 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
JC-JECC-AR: In-District Transfers
JECB: Inter-District Transfers
JECB-AR: Inter-District Transfer Guidelines
JECF: Inter-District Releases and Processing
Below is information related to the HB3681 inter-district open enrollment process (March 1 - March 31):
House Bill 3681: State legislation mandating a March open enrollment period and terms of HB3681 transfers
List of HB3681 Slots
HB3681 2014-15 Transfer Request Form - English
HB3681 2014-15 Transfer Request Form - Spanish
OSAA's position statement: OSAA ineligibility of students in grades 10-12 for the first year of HB3681 transfer
The inter-district transfer 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 does not apply to residents who wish to transfer to a school within the Hillsboro School District (see in-district transfer section above).
Please read inter-district transfer policies carefully before submitting your request. Students attending in other districts should also contact that district for information on their submission timelines. For standard, non-HB3681 transfers, BOTH districts must approve the request before the student may attend the requested school.
March 1-March 31, 2014 -- HB3681 Process
Dates will be posted later in the spring -- Standard Process for Grades 1-12
Dates will be posted later in the spring -- Standard Process for Kindergartners/Late Requests
Outside of these windows, consideration will be made for transfers related to mid-year moves only. Please allow several days for processing.
If you are an HSD resident seeking a transfer to another district, you must submit your request to HSD first. Also, 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 for academic programs you may be requesting. If released, HSD will forward the request to the other district for their approval. Differing timelines will be accommodated as feasible.
Resident students who wish to attend a school in a different district (e.g., Hillsboro to Forest Grove) for the 2014-15 school year need to complete a standard inter-district transfer request application. Please do not use these forms if you are a resident seeking a transfer within the Hillsboro School District (use the in-district forms above).
2014-15 standard inter-district transfer forms will be posted later in the spring.
2013-14 Inter-District Transfer Request - English
2013-14 Inter-District Transfer Request (fillable PDF) - English
2013-14 Inter-District Transfer Request - Spanish
(Solicitud de transferencia entre distritos)
The form must be sent to the Hillsboro School District Communications department (3083 NE 49th Place #201, Hillsboro 97124) first. Requests will not be considered by the receiving district until and unless Hillsboro has released. Both districts must approve the request.
Residents of other districts who wish to attend a school in Hillsboro must fill out that district's inter-district transfer form and submit it to them first. Hillsboro cannot consider requests from students who reside in other districts until their home district has released them.
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.
January 1-31, 2013, Priority Window for Grades 1-12
April 2-May 31, 2013 Secondary Window
August 1-23, 2013 Kindergarten/Late Request Window
Outside of these windows, consideration will be made for transfers related to mid-year moves and extreme hardships only. Please allow several days for processing.
Click here for information about our Options Program transfer process.
Requests related to No Child Left Behind/Annual Yearly Progress (NCLB/AYP) transfers are no longer being accepted. Click here for more information about the state of Oregon's waiver from NCLB requirements.
In-District Transfer Request
In-District Transfer Request - Fillable
In-District Transfer Request Spanish
In-District Transfer Request Spanish - Fillable
School Attendance Areas
By state law and district policy, students are assigned to a “home school” in their “home district” based on the legal address of residence of their parent or legal guardian. A transfer request is required to attend a school other than the home school; students may not attend another school without valid permission. Homeless students should contact their counselor or principal to see if they may qualify for Title X provisions. To confirm your assigned home school, please contact Transportation at 503-844-1123.
Note: Your city of residence does not define your school district. HSD comprises parts of several cities, including Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius and Portland and 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.
Snow Zones (PDF)
District Map (PDF)
HSD Boundary Map
(GIS - 17 MB file)
Interim HSD Boundary Map (effective 12/17/13 until boundary adjustment process is completed in Spring 2014)
Washington County GIS
School Boundary (Attendance Area) Maps:
Feeder School Maps
(GIS - 17 MB files)