Elementary/Middle and High School Focus Option Lotteries. Transfer to focus options such as language immersion programs and arts/science-based schools occur through an annual computerized lottery.
High School Lottery has closed. Lottery decisions by early April.
Elementary/K-8/Middle School Lottery has closed. Lottery decisions by mid May.
ACCESS Lottery has closed. Lottery decisions by early June.
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 was 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. After the lottery has closed, access to focus option schools 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.
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.
Prefer paper? Use the links below to print applications. Forms must be returned to the Enrollment & Transfer Center by the deadlines listed on the left.