• Intra-District Transfers

    Intra-District Transfer/Open Enrollment

    Any Walnut Creek School District parent/guardian who wishes for their student to attend a WCSD school other than their home school, will need to complete an Intra-District Transfer Request Form.  The following information is applicable to all students requesting an Intra-District Transfer.  Please read carefully prior to submitting the transfer request(s).  Transfers are granted based on space availability in the school and/or program requested.

    • You will be required to acknowledge your understanding of the priorities and practices listed below prior to submitting a transfer request.

    • The WCSD will determine space availability and authorize or deny the transfer.  

    • A student who has been granted an Intra-District transfer shall be regarded as a resident of the requested school through the highest grade at that school. 

    • Intra-District transfers for identified special education students, including referrals, shall not be approved until Special Services verifies space availability and authorizes such a transfer.  

    As outlined in WCSD Board Policy 5116.1: Intra-District Open Enrollment “In order to ensure that priorities for enrollment in district schools are implemented in accordance with law, applications for intra-district open enrollment shall be submitted between January 1 and March 1 of the school year preceding the school year for which the transfer is requested.”

     

    Intra-District Transfers to Tice Creek School: 
    All parent(s)/legal guardian(s) residing within the WCSD who wish to apply to attend the lottery school, Tice Creek, must submit an Intra-District Transfer Request during the Open Enrollment Window January 1, 2023 through February 17, 2023.  Only one open Intra-District request per student will be accepted for this reason.  Please review the following guidelines before completing the Intra-District transfer request form below.

     

    All other Intra-District Transfers: 
    For students applying for an Intra-District Transfer other than Tice Creek, applications will be accepted starting January 1 2023 and will promptly close March 1, 2023.  Acceptance/denial letters for school age children will be emailed prior to July 2023.


    Students must be enrolled in a Walnut Creek School District School to request an Intra-District Transfer.  If your student is NOT currently enrolled in WCSD, you must complete the r
    egistration process at their home school prior to your transfer being considered.  

    Please note this window also applies to any existing middle school students wishing to transfer schools. Any applications received after March 1, 2023 will not be considered for the 2023-24 school year

  • Intradistrict Enrollment Policies and Procedures

    Students must be enrolled in a Walnut Creek School District School to request an Intra-District Transfer.  If your student is NOT currently enrolled in WCSD, you must complete the registration process at their home school prior to your transfer being considered.  Please note students who have not previously attended a WCSD are not eligible for enrollment in the Tice Creek Lottery (except Kindergarten). 

    The following information is applicable to all students requesting an Intra-District Transfer.  Please read carefully prior to submitting transfer request(s).  

    Transfers are granted based on space availability in the school and/or program requested.

    You will be required to acknowledge your understanding of the priorities and practices listed below prior to submitting a transfer request.

    As its first priority, the district will attempt to accommodate all children within each school’s attendance area according to existing class-size and program mandates.  Once resident students have been placed and space has been deemed available at the grade level and/or program, selection of students into the school will be based on the following criteria:

    • Administrative placements, including diversion students
    • WCSD students who are siblings of any student currently in attendance at a school and who will continue to be enrolled at the same school next year (concurrent enrollment)
    • WCSD students in good standing who have attended a school continuously for at least one school year but have moved into another school’s attendance area within the district
    • WCSD students who are siblings of a student who will be exiting the requested school at the end of the year of open enrollment application (consecutive enrollment)
    • All other WCSD student requests for Open Enrollment

    The WCSD will determine space availability and authorize or deny the transfer.  

    A student who has been granted an Intra-District transfer shall be regarded as a resident of the requested school through the highest grade at that school. 

    Intra-District transfers for identified special education students, including referrals, shall not be approved until Special Services verifies space availability and authorizes such a transfer.  

    If necessary, school lotteries for the 2023-2024 school year will be held at the end of March 2023.

    Students determined to have enrolled in a school by falsifying Intra-District information, including student or residency records, shall be returned to their home school immediately, even if they otherwise meet priority status.   Requests which are denied may be appealed based on a procedural error to the Superintendent or designee.  Transfer decisions for requests received after the close of the Open Enrollment Window may be communicated as late as the first day of school.



  • INTER-DISTRICT Transfer Requests (for transfers to/from another district)

    We are not currently accepting any new InterDistrict Transfer requests for the 2022-2023 school year
    Please check back in mid-January for information about the 2023-24 application window.