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Portland Public Schools

 
Portland, Oregon

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

School Choice Transfer Process

  • 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.

    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 June for the next school year.     

    How: Petition forms are available through the link on the right.  

    More information about the petitions: 

    Inter-District Transfer Requests
    Students who live in the boundaries of other school districts may request transfer into PPS schools, and students who live in the PPS district may ask for permission to attend schools in other districts. There are state laws that govern the inter-district transfer process. Generally, transfer decisions are made in the spring for the following school year. [Read More]

    Additional Transfer Process Information
    Frequently Used Transfer Terms 
    Transfer Policy (4.10.051-P), updated January 2015;
    Administrative Directive (4.10.054-AD), updated March, 2015
    Rules for students affected by boundary change: Student Assignment Review & School Boundary Changes (4.10.049-AD)
    Jefferson-area 8th graders: Choosing a high school
    All Jefferson area 8th graders need to choose Jefferson or their assigned comprehensive high school. Dual Assignment Form
     

    Other Application Types
    Learn more about other application types. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Enrollment and Transfer Center at 503-916-3205.

Petition Transfer Request

Inter-District Transfers

Pre-Kindergarten Programs

  • If you are interested in your child attending a pre-kindergarten program for the 2016-17 school year, complete the following pre-kindergarten application. Space is limited.

    To be eligible: 

    • Your child must be 4 by September 1
    • Your family must live in the attendance area of a Title I school

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