Lottery and Transfer Information

  • 2023-24 Middle and High School Transfer Cycle

    Start: November 15, 2022 at 8:00 AM  (Must select the 2023-24 school year)
    End:  December 16, 2022 at 5:00 PM (Lottery only)   
              Dual Assignment Decisions due by December 16  


    Application Help

    Detailed information regarding the lottery will be sent to 5th and 8th grade families this Fall. Please contact your school counselor or the PPS Enrollment and Transfer Center via email or call 503-916-3205 with any questions.

    TIP:  Use the fillable application to apply to these focus option grade levels:

    • Grade 8:  da Vinci, Odyssey, Sunnyside, and Winterhaven
    • Grades 11 or 12 for Benson, Jefferson or MLC

    Dual Assignment Choices

    8th grade families that reside in a dual assignment area will be asked to choose between attending the Jefferson Middle College Program and their neighborhood comprehensive high school. Information will be provided this Fall.

    SE Enrollment and Program Balancing Changes 

    On May 24 the PPS Board of Education voted on changes that impact nineteen schools beginning in Fall 2023, including these program moves:

    • Creative Science School to Bridger

    • Bridger Spanish Immersion to Lent

    • Mt. Tabor Spanish Immersion to Kellogg

    • Hosford Chinese Immersion to Harrison Park

    Please read this Q & A or visit for details.

    TIP:  Use the fillable application to request transfer out of a SE focus option or immersion program.  Return forms by December 16 to ensure guaranteed transfer back to neighborhood schools. 

    Interactive Map - 2023-24 Boundary Changes

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  • Hardship Petitions 

    Request for 2022-23  APPLY HERE
       Select requested school year


    PPS families use the hardship petition process to request a transfer out of a child’s current/assigned school and into a different neighborhood school, or a focus option/alternative school outside of the annual lottery. See the Petition Process Overview page

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  • Inter-District Transfers 2022-23

    Start: April 25, 2022  
    End: September 2022  
     (Results on a rolling basis starting in June)  


    Transfers across district lines require permission from both districts.

    The PPS School Board voted on the 2022-23 Inter-district Transfer resolution on April 19, 2022.  Details can be found at the Board Resolution 6484.

    If you are interested in an inter-district transfer application, please contact the Enrollment & Transfer Center via email at or call 503-916-3205.

     Inter-District Transfer process information:  Inter-District Transfer Information
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  • 2023-24 Elementary School Lottery window: February 15, 2023 - March 17, 2023. The Petition Process remains open after the lottery closes.

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