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Transfer Requests

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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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Student Transfers - General Information


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:

 

  • In-District -- transfers within the Hillsboro School District
  • Inter-District -- transfers between the Hillsboro School District and another district (i.e., Banks, Beaverton or Forest Grove School Districts).

    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

    JECB: Inter-District Transfers

    JECC-JC-JECB-AR Appendix B

    JECF: Inter-District Releases and Processing

    In-District Transfers

    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 2015-16 School Year, Grades 1-12 (CLOSED)

    Requests received after January 23 will be held for consideration in the next window.

     

    April 2 - May 29, 2015 - Late Request Window for 2015-16 School Year, Grades 1-12

     

    August 1 - 21, 2015 - Kindergarten Request Window for 2015-16 School Year

    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

     

     

    Inter-District Transfers

    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 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 to any 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 April 1. Applications will not be accepted if they are postmarked, faxed or time-stamped after April 1, or requesting a school or grade level that does not have open slots.

     

    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.

     

    HB3681 Application

     

    May 1-29, 2015 (tentative) -- Anticipated Window for Standard Process for Grades K-12

    We are awaiting the terms of possible state legislative action that may change the process and timing for the standard inter-district transfer window. Additional criteria and details for non-resident student transfer requests, as currently governed by HB2747, will be determined as soon as these terms have been finalized.

     

    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 in a consistent, non-discriminatory way to all similarly-situated students.

     

    Questions

    Please direct transfer-related questions to Marleen Zytniowski: 503-844-1771zytniowm@hsd.k12.or.us.

    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.

    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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