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Portland Public Schools

 
Portland, Oregon

501 N. DixonPortland, OR 97227(503) 916-2000

School Choice Transfer Process

  • High School Focus Option Lottery Now Open
    Transfer to focus options such as language immersion programs and arts/science-based schools occur through an annual computerized lottery.

    Deadline to apply: February 22 @ 5pm

    Elementary/K-8/Middle School Lottery open from February 8-March 3.

    Most options have additional application requirements. Click here to learn more.

    Income eligible applicants have preference to many transfer options. Apply using the link on the right. More information available here.

    Click here for lottery slots.

    NEW this year: Application to ACCESS Academy, a district-wide alternative program for highly gifted students, is through the online lottery application. Interested families must also complete a student recommendation form. The deadline for application is March 24. Learn more at the ACCESS Academy website and the 2017-18 ACCESS application website.

    Petition Transfer Requests
    Transfer to a PPS neighborhood school outside the neighborhood in which you live is through a petition request. Access to some focus option grade levels is also done through petition.

    What: In a petition, families explain why their child needs to transfer. PPS evaluates all reasons and also takes into consideration whether there is space available at the requested school.

    When: Petition requests may be submitted at any time. But for the best chance of placement, PPS encourages families to submit petitions by the deadlines shown above.

    How: Use the links on the right to apply online or complete a paper form.

    Use links to the left for more information about petitions.

    • Jefferson area 8th graders: It is time to declare your high school
      All Jefferson area 8th graders need to choose Jefferson or their assigned comprehensive high school. Use the link on the right or the Dual Assignment Form to declare your choice. Contact your 8th grade counselor for more information. Deadline: February 22
    • Inter-District Transfer Requests
      District policies and state laws guide the process for transferring between school districts. the inter-district transfer process. Read More.
      Click here to sign up for news about the upcoming interdistrict transfer process.
    • Pre-Kindergarten Programs
      Check back in April to learn about PPS Pre-K programs for 2017-18. To be eligible:
      • Your child must be 4 by September 1
      • Your family must live in the attendance area of a Title I school

    Use links on the left for additional transfer information. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Enrollment and Transfer Center at 503-916-3205.

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