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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 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 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
JECB: Inter-District Transfers
JECC-JC-JECB-AR Appendix B
JECF: Inter-District Releases and Processing
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.
March 1-April 1, 2015 -- HB3681 Process
April 2-May 29, 2015 -- Standard Process for Grades K-12 (Additional criteria and details for non-resident student transfer requests as currently governed by HB 2747, to be determined based on possible legislative action.)
Please allow several days for processing.
Terms of acceptance
The accepting district shall determine the length of the transfer. Other terms will be written in the acceptance letter and applied consistently to all similarly situated students, so as to avoid discriminating against a class of persons.
Please direct transfer-related questions to Marleen Zytniowski: 503-844-1771, email@example.com.
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. Differing timelines will be accommodated as feasible.
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 5 - 23, 2015, Priority Window for Grades 1-12
April 2 - May 29, 2015, Late Request Window for Grades 1-12
August 1 - 21, 2015, Kindergarten Request Window. Every attempt will be made to notify families about the status of their request prior to August 28. 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 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 Spanish
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.
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District Map (PDF)
HSD Boundary Map
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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:
2014-15 School Year
New! 2014-15 Feeder Maps
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