School Choice Transfer Process

  • Elementary/Middle and High School Lotteries. Transfer to focus options such as language immersion programs and arts/science-based schools occur through an annual computerized lottery.

    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 2018-19 high school lotteries will begin accepting applications on November 13, 2017.  Please check back for futher updates.

    The elementary and middle school lotteries will open for applications on February 7, 2018. 

    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. Petitions may take 2-4 weeks for response.

    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.
    • Inter-District Transfer Requests
      District policies and state laws guide the process for transferring between school districts. the inter-district transfer process. Read More. Inter-district transfer applications are now available.   Use the links to the right for information and to apply.
      Click here to sign up for news about the upcoming interdistrict transfer process.
    • Pre-Kindergarten Programs
      PPS Pre-K applications for 2017-18 are now available. Use the "Apply Now" button to the right to apply.

    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.

Transfer Options for Non-Residents

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