• 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 Transfer Requests: 
    For students applying for an Intra-District Transfer other than Tice Creek, applications will be accepted starting January 1 2024 and will promptly close March 1, 2024. Please note this window also applies to any existing middle school students wishing to transfer schools.   
    Accept
    ance/denial letters for school-age children will be emailed prior to July 2024.

    After March 1, 2024, applications for Tice Creek or WCI will not be considered for the 2024-25 school year.  

     

    Intra-District Transfer Requests for Tice Creek School: 

    For students applying for an Intra-District Transfer to Tice Creek, applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2024 and will promptly close February 16, 2024. Please note this window also applies to any existing middle school students wishing to transfer schools. With the exception of Kindergarten, students applying for Tice Creek must be enrolled and attending one of our district schools.
    The Tice Creek Lottery will be held on Friday, February 23rd, 2024. 

     

    Tice Creek School Intradistrict Transfer Lottery Applications - CLOSED


    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.  

     

  • 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 that students who have not previously attended a WCSD school 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.  

    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)

    Transfers Out:  Families who reside within the Walnut Creek School District boundary who would like to request an InterDistrict Transfer to another district for 2024-25 may email our enrollment team or stop by the WCSD District Office to request an application.

    Transfers In:  If you reside outside of the Walnut Creek School District boundary and wish to attend a WCSD school for 2024-25, you must contact your resident school district to submit an InterDistrict Transfer Request. 

    You will be notified of final determination by the requested school district.  Please note that, because the request needs to be reviewed by both districts, this process will take some time.  In the case of requests to attend the Walnut Creek School District, notification may not occur until late spring or summer as placement for all resident students takes priority.