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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
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-March 31, 2014 -- HB3681 Process
May 14-June 13, 2014 -- Standard Process for Grades K-12 (Requests received after June 13, 2014, will not be considered.)
Please allow several days for processing.
Students wishing to transfer TO Hillsboro School District
For the 2014-15 school year, Hillsboro School District will be opening 115 spots for inter-district transfers. We anticipate 85 of these spots going to students currently attending Hillsboro School District on an inter-district transfer, who wish to renew their transfer; 30 spots are intended for siblings and new transfer requests. Students currently on inter-district transfers and their siblings will be given preference if a lottery is needed after the application window closes. The following spots are available:
· 67 spots at elementary schools (50 continuation; 17 sibling and new)
o No spots available at Jackson, Orenco, Tobias, or West Union Elementary Schools
o No kinder requests considered at Butternut Creek, Lincoln Street, McKinney, Patterson, Rosedale, W. L. Henry or Eastwood Elementary Schools
· 15 spots at middle schools (10 continuation; 5 sibling and new)
· 35 spots at high schools (27 continuation; 8 sibling and new)
Students who are currently attending Hillsboro School District on inter-district transfers are not required to obtain consent from their resident district, as long as they still live in the district that granted them consent to attend Hillsboro School District in 2013-14 year. Siblings of current transfer students and students making new transfer requests DO need to obtain consent from their resident district.
Students wishing to transfer FROM Hillsboro School District
In addition to the 110 students not required to obtain consent from Hillsboro because they are currently on approved inter-district transfers for 2013-14,* the District will make 100 new releases available for siblings and new transfer requests. Siblings of students currently on inter-district transfers will receive preference for the releases if a lottery is needed after the application window closes.
(*NOTE: This applies only to students who are requesting to attend the same district in 2014-15 that they are attending in 2013-14)
The same form can be used both by students wishing to transfer TO Hillsboro School District and by students wishing to transfer FROM Hillsboro School District. Please fill out the appropriate section of the form and return it to Marleen Zytniowski in Communications between May 14 and June 13, 2014. Requests received after June 13, 2014, will not be considered.
Process: Lottery and priority
Students who return their paperwork by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014, will be considered for release / acceptance from / to Hillsboro School District for the 2014-15 school year. If there are more applications than spots available, an equitable lottery will be held to determine who will be granted release / acceptance. Students currently attending Hillsboro School District on an inter-district transfer in 2013-14 and their siblings will receive priority over new requests. All students will be contacted after June 13 with information on whether or not they were granted a release/acceptance. Accepted students who are required to provide consent will be asked either for proof of release from their resident district or for information about their resident district so Hillsboro School District may contact them and inquire about consent status.
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, 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 for academic programs you may be requesting. Differing timelines will be accommodated as feasible.
2014-15 Inter-District Transfer Form
2014-15 Inter-District Transfer Form (Spanish)
2014-15 Transfer Information
2014-15 Transfer Information (Spanish)
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.
March 17-April 11, 2014, Priority Window for Grades 1-12
April 12-June 13, 2014, Late Request Window for Grades 1-12. Notification goal: July 3, 2014.
August 1-22, 2014, Kindergarten Request Window. Every attempt will be made to notify families about the status of their request prior to September 4, 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.
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:
2014-15 School Year
New! 2014-15 Feeder Maps
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