Beginning in 2015, students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals or attend a Head Start Pre-kindergarten program have a better chance of being approved to eleven focus option schools and programs. Income eligibility guidelines and a list of schools/programs that offer preference to qualified applicants for 2016-2017 will be posted upon being updated.
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
Lottery Preferences and Rules (available soon)
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.
The elementary/middle school lottery will open February 18.
Separate interdistrict & pre-kindergarten lotteries will be held later in the spring. Check back for updates.