Translate

Transfers

School Attendance Areas

By Oregon State Law and Beaverton School District policy, students are assigned to a "home school" in their "home district" based on the legal resident address of their parent or legal guardian.  To confirm your home school, please access boundary information on our website or contact the district office, 503.356.4500.

The Beaverton School District has also established attendance boundaries that provide clear feeder paths from elementary to middle to high schools.  These allow for academic continuity within each feeder area and balanced enrollments across schools in the district.  Your elementary home school determines the feeder path your student would take into middle or high school.

School Board Policies
Click on the following links to view current District policies related to school assignments and transfer policies and procedures:

  • JEA-AR:  Attendance
  • JECA:      Admission of Resident Students
  • JECB:      Admission of Non-Resident Students
  • JECC:      Open Enrollment

Inter District Transfers

INTER DISTRICT TRANSFERS are for students who want to attend school in another school district.

Beginning May 16, 2019, the Beaverton School District will review Inter District Transfer requests from families who believe their reason for a transfer, into or out of the district, is based on a hardship as defined in OAR 581-021-0019 (1) (c).  When considering an Inter District Hardship Transfer request, the Beaverton School District will use the following criteria:

  • Capacity at the receiving school
  • Hardship is defined as the student:
    • is being impacted by a parent or guardian's military deployment
    • is experiencing instability related to homelessness or foster care placement
    • has a documented medical condition that necessitates a transfer
    • is impacted by the death of a parent
    • there is severe financial hardship for the family
    • is involved in a documented case of severe harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyberbullying
A hardship is NOT a preference for an academic program or activities offered at another school.

If you feel you have a hardship, please complete an Inter District Transfer application and attach a letter stating the specific reasons for the request. Students must complete transfer paperwork at both resident and non-resident school district offices. Hardship requests can be submitted online to interdistricttransfer@beaverton.k12.or.us, faxed to 503.356.4415 or dropped off at the Beaverton School District Office, 16550 SW Merlo Road, Beaverton. Decisions will be made once Beaverton School District and the non-resident school district have reviewed.  Please allow up to 10 business days for processing.   If the Inter District Transfer request is approved, into or out of the Beaverton School District, the student will be approved through grade 12.  If the request is denied, the student should make plans to enroll into their boundary attendance school.

Inter District Transfer requests are contingent upon meeting behavior and attendance expectations:
  1. Attendance of 92% or greater;
  2. No more than one suspension per academic year; no suspension of, or greater than, five days;
  3. No expulsions;
  4. Timely transportation is the responsibility of the family.

Non-resident students should contact their home school district office for transfer requirements. 

High School Only:  OSAA Constitution and Rules provide that any student who attends a high school as a result of undue influence may become ineligible and the high school could be subject to penalties.  OSAA rules also require approval by both the sending and receiving high school principals, and approved by the Superintendent's Office.  Student eligibility is subject to OSAA guidelines.

Mid School Year Resident Student Moves

MID SCHOOL YEAR RESIDENT STUDENT MOVE forms are available for students:

  • who move out of the Beaverton School District during the school year.   Forms are available, and should be completed, at the school the student is currently attending.
  • who move out of the Beaverton School District during the summer after attending a Beaverton school.  Forms  should be returned to the school where the student was attending prior to the summertime move.

Students will be required to apply for an Inter District Transfer during the designated window, if they want to return for the 2020-2021 school year.  There are no guarantees for student placement.  Students must meet behavior and attendance expectations as stated below.  Contact your student's school if you have questions about Mid School Year Resident Student Moves.

Mid School Year Move requests are contingent upon meeting behavior and attendance expectations:

  1. Attendance of 92% or greater;
  2. No more than one suspension per academic year; no suspension of, or greater than, five days;
  3. No expulsions;
  4. Timely transportation is the responsibility of the family.

Administrative Student Transfers

ADMINISTRATIVE STUDENT TRANSFERS allow resident students to transfer from one Beaverton school to another Beaverton school.  Administrative Student Transfers are good for one school year only.   An Administrative Student Transfer to a school outside of your home feeder path does not guarantee continuation to the next feeder level of your transfer school.  Please contact your student's resident school if you have questions about Administrative Student Transfers. 

Administrative Student Transfer applications may be initiated at any time during the year by a parent/guardian, eligible student, or administrator. When considering an Administrative Student Transfer, both principals shall use the following criteria:

  • Capacity at the receiving school
  • Hardship is defined as the student:
    • is being impacted by a parent or guardian's military deployment
    • is experiencing instability related to homelessness or foster care placement
    • has a documented medical condition that necessitates a transfer
    • is impacted by the death of a parent
    • there is severe financial hardship for the family
    • is involved in a documented case of severe harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyberbullying
A hardship is NOT a preference for an academic program or activities offered at another school.

Administrative Student Transfer forms should be submitted to the student's resident school.  The resident school is the neighborhood school at which the student is assigned by the District's attendance plan (Policy JEA-AR).  To confirm your assigned resident school, please access boundary information on our website or contact the district office, 503.356.4500.

The principal of the student's resident school will initiate contact with the principal at the school where the student has applied to attend.  Both principals must agree to the transfer for it to be considered approved.  After the two principals come to agreement (either approval or denial), the decision is final and there is NO appeal.  Copies of the completed application will be distributed by the resident school, pending a letter or telephone conversation with the parents/guardians of the student, regarding the final recommendation. The receiving school principal may revoke the Administrative Student Transfer at any time if there is no evidence the student has benefited from the transfer, as evidenced by behavior, attendance, or academic achievement.

Transportation for Administrative Student Transfers is the parent's/guardian's responsibility.  Parents may submit a written request for transportation on a completed "Regular Education Transportation Service Request" and will be considered under the following conditions:

  • Service requests are approved on a space available, first-come, first-served basis.  When the bus reaches capacity for students who reside within the school's attendance boundaries, non-eligible riders (open enrollment transfers) are removed.  The last students approved will be first to be removed.
  • Student would use only a scheduled bus stop.
  • Students shall not cross streets designated as hazardous by the district.

High School Only:  OSAA Constitution and Rules provide that any student who attends a high school as a result of undue influence may become ineligible and the high school could be subject to penalties.  OSAA rules also require approval by both the sending and receiving high school principals, and approved by the Superintendent's Office.  Student eligibility is subject to OSAA guidelines.

NEW for 2019-2020 Administrative Student Transfers!  If a resident student moves:

  • A Beaverton School District resident student, whose legal residence changes to a different school within the Beaverton School District's boundaries, during the school year, will be allowed to complete the rest of the school year at the school they are currently attending.
  • A Beaverton School District resident student, whose legal residence changes to a different school within the Beaverton School District's boundaries, over the summer, may remain in their previous school the following school year.

** Both of these moves require completion of an Administrative Student Transfer application.

Students approved for an Administrative Student Transfer are expected to check out of their resident school.  Chromebooks and materials must be turned in and fees paid before registering at the receiving school.