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Transfer Process


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.  Please note: your city of residence does not define your school district.  The Hillsboro School District comprises parts of several cities, including Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, Portland, in addition to Hillsboro.  To confirm your home school, please call out 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)



The in-district process applies to Hillsboro School District residents who wish to apply to schools within the District.  All resident students need to be enrolled in the Hillsboro School District and obtain a student ID before submitting a transfer request.  To apply for an In-District transfer, please fill out the IN-DISTRICT TRANSFER REQUEST completely.  A letter explaining the reason for the transfer request must also be included.   Keep in mind that transfers are approved for ONE YEAR ONLY and are contingent upon the student meeting academic, attendance, and behavioral expectations.

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 the transfer policies and criteria, read the application form carefully before signing, and attach all necessary documentation.  Incomplete requests may be returned without consideration.

More information on current District policies related to school assignments and transfers.



State law, commonly known as HB2747, establishes rules and procedures for implementing transfers between school districts (inter-district transfers). These transfers permit students to enroll in a school that is not in their district of residence. Note that these are not the same as transfers between schools within the district of residence (in-district transfers).

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.

Terms of acceptance
The accepting district shall determine the length of HB2747 transfers. Other terms will be written in the acceptance letter and contract and applied in a consistent, non-discriminatory way to all similarly-situated students.

Applications outside the standard window will be considered for emergencies and hardships only, subject to available space and evaluation of the letter of explanation.

Students should plan to attend school in their home district until their transfer is approved.


OSAA eligibility rules apply for high school transfers. Please read the full text of the OSAA Position Statement or contact OSAA at 503.682.6722 for more information.


HB2747 Standard Process Timeline