and Inter-District Transfer Requests
Please note: Parents/guardians must submit Intra-District and Inter-Districts Requests to the district between November 15th and January 30th. Late requests will not be considered so that we may effectively balance staffing throughout the district, which is not dependent upon class size at any particular school.
Guardians who want their child to attend a school outside of their neighborhood
may do so only with an Approved Intra-District and Inter-District Transfer
Request. The Intra-District and Inter-District Request Form is completed only
online. There are no paper Request forms.
Our new submission form is live. Please review the guidelines for approval below and click on the link at the bottom of this page to complete the request form online.
New this year: Once a student has an Approved
Intra-District Transfer Request, he/ she does not need to apply again for
that school. Families with an incoming Kindergarten
student must submit an Intra-District Transfer Request for that incoming
Kindergartener. Each student must apply and is reviewed for approval
separately. Once a student has been approved for a transfer, she/ he will have
a seat at the same school
a) Until the student moves to another
school due to grade change, e.g. elementary to middle, middle to high school,
b) Until the parent/ guardian dis-enrolls
the student from the school for any reason, including more than 10 consecutive
days of unexcused absences
(students living outside YCUSD boundaries) Transfer Requests will only be
approved for students that have a history of good grades, attendance and
behavior as determined by the school administration. The Inter-District Transfer
has to be requested every year within the annual application period, or the
student will be dropped at the end of the current school year. A school
principal may revoke the
Approved Inter-District Request if a student does not maintain good grades,
attendance, and behavior.
Parents/guardians must submit Intra-District
and Inter-Districts Requests to the district between November 15th
and January 30th. Late requests will not be considered so that
we may effectively balance staffing throughout the district, which is not
dependent upon class size at any particular school.
for Approval of a submitted Request are:
1. Enrollment Priorities for Intra-District
and Inter-District Transfer Requests are as follows:
a. Board Policy states that no student currently residing within a school's attendance
area shall be displaced by another student transferring from outside the
b. Students who attended the school the
previous year with an Approved Intra-District Transfer Request
c. Students transferring from a school determined by the State
to be “persistently dangerous”
d. Intra-District applicants who have a
sibling enrolled at the requested school, or the transfer Approval becomes
e. Any student whose parent/guardian is assigned to that school
as his/her primary place of employment
f. All other YCUSD residents
2. Except for priorities listed above, if a school has more applications
than space available, student
Intra-District Transfer Requests will be Approved by a random, unbiased
selection process until the school is at capacity.
3. Multiple birth students will be
treated as a single number in the lottery. If their number is drawn and the
number of students exceeds the number of spaces available, parents may take the
space(s) and place the remaining siblings on a waiting list.
4. By March 1st, as to
whether their applications have been approved or denied. This notification will
be by mail. If the application is denied, the reasons for denial shall be
5. Applicants who receive approval must
confirm their enrollment with the requested school within ten days.
6. Admission to a particular school
shall not be influenced by a student's academic or athletic performance, unless
the Request is for admission to a specialized district program that has
enrollment criteria separate from school registration.
7. A parent/guardian may appeal the district's denial of a
transfer request by filing a written request of appeal with the District within
10 days of the receipt of the written notification of denial. In addition, a
parent/guardian who believes he/she has been subject to discrimination may file
an appeal using the district's Uniform Complaint Procedures.
8. Special Education students may
participate in open enrollment based on the above priority system and space
available in the programs at the desired school with an approved IEP change of
9. Once a student has been accepted to
a school outside of their neighborhood by an Approved Intra-District Request,
that new school becomes the student's school of residence. Students who wish to
return to their original neighborhood school of residence must reapply through
the Intra-District Transfer Request process.
10. Parents/guardians are responsible for transporting their
children to the new school for which they have been Approved.
If you understand and accept the guidelines for approval as listed above, please click here to complete an online school transfer request.