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Transfer Information

Mt. Diablo Unified School District provides school options for all students, K-12.  Our schools offer various programs and services that may be the best fit for your child.  We encourage parents / guardians to fully research the school options available, starting with the school of residence.   For more information about individual schools, please click on the link below. 

 

MDUSD - Our Schools

 

School transfer options are described below. MDUSD will attempt to accommodate all requests for school transfer, based on program and classroom space availability.

Intradistrict Transfers

                           Intradistrict transfers are for students who reside inside the MDUSD boundaries requesting to transfer to another MDUSD school.

 

Intradistrict Transfer Request for 2018-2019

 

 

Request period for the 2017-2018 School Year

 October 17, 2017 - November 17, 2017

Request Period is now Closed

 

 

Types of Transfers for the 2018-2019 School Year

 

  • School Choice (K-12)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
    • Oak Grove Middle - International Baccalaureate (Current Candidate)
    • Ygnacio Valley High - International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Magnet 
    • Monte Gardens Elementary (apply at school)
    • Sequoia Elementary (apply at school)
  • Regional Magnet Schools
    • Holbrook Language Academy
    • Sun Terrace Elementary (STEM)
    • Wren Avenue Elementary (Arts)
  • Two-Way Dual Immersion (TWDI) 
    • Bancroft Elementary
    • Holbrook Language Academy

 

Procedures 2018-2019 School Year:

 

Online Application Request Period:

October 17, 2017 - November 17, 2017 (For students who are currently enrolled in Grades K-11)

February 9, 2018 - March 9, 2018 (Incoming K) Incoming Kindergarten students must be registered at the home school before submitting an application. 

 

Lottery: Student Services conducts a public lottery for vacant spots at all schools. All vacant spots are filled in lottery order. Only applications received by the deadline dates are entered into the lottery. The lottery for middle and high school February 2018 and the lottery for elementary April 2018. 

 

Notification:  Parents/guardians are notified in writing by March 2018 for 6th – 12th grades; and by May 2018 for K-5th grades of approval or denial of transfer request.

 

Denial of Requested Transfer Appeal Process:

 

Choice - If parents/guardians are denied a transfer due to space availability, they may appeal this decision by submitting a letter in writing to the Assistant Superintendent by the date indicated in the denial letter. Appeals will be accepted only for students denied a transfer. Notification of the results of an appeal will be made in a timely manner. No appeals will be accepted for those students who were offered a school. The decision of the Assistant Superintendent is final and no additional appeals will be accepted. 

 

Enrolling in the approved school: Parents/guardians must enroll the student at the approved school within two weeks or as indicated in the notification letter. Once enrolled, the transfer is in effect through the 5th grade for elementary, 8th grade for middle school and through 12th grade for high school. Intradistrict Transfers can be revoked if the student does not maintain satisfactory attendance (tardies), behavior, and academics. 

*PLEASE NOTE: Students on Intradistrict Transfers can be displaced prior to September 15 of the current year by students who reside in the school’s attendance area.(BP & AR 5116.1)

 

Students in 5th grade and 8th grade who wish to apply for an Intradistrict Transfer to middle or high school other than their school of residence must apply for a new Intradistrict Transfer for the next grade level. 

 

Exceptions:

Monte Gardens and Sequoia Elementary School have a separate admission process. Please contact those schools directly to be placed on a waiting list. 

Sequoia Middle School is a district wide school and enrollment is based on an approved transfer. 

 

Disclaimer: 

1. Staff reserves the right to change or adjust the types of transfer to align to the California Department of Education (CDE) recommendations. 

2. The transfer may be revoked if the student fails to demonstrate good attendance, satisfactory behavior and/or satisfactory academic progress. 

3. Parents/Guardians provides transportation

 

California Department of Education (CDE) Updates:

http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/eo/op/

 

 

Interdistrict Transfer 

 

This type of transfer is for students who reside within MDUSD boundaries and are requesting a RELEASE from MDUSD to attend a school in another district or students who reside outside MDUSD boundaries and want to attend a MDUSD school.

 

Interdistrict Transfer Request for 2018-2019

 

Request Period February 2018 – August 2018

Application will be available Here beginning February 2018 - August 2018

 

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2017-2018    

Request Period February 14, 2017 - August 2, 2017

 

Procedures 2018-2019 School Year

 

Application Request Period:

February 2018 - August 2018

 

The following schools are not accepting Interdistrict Transfer Requests: 

Delta View Elementary, Monte Gardens Elementary, Sequoia Elementary, Foothill Middle, Sequoia Middle, College Park High School, Northgate High School

 

Types of Transfers to be Released from MDUSD: 

 

1. Employment (Grades TK - 12) Parent/Guardian must work within the boundaries of the District you are requesting enrollment. Proof of Employment is Required. 

 

2. Child Care (Grades TK - 8) Child care provider must be located within the boundaries of the District you are requesting enrollment. Proof of Child Care is Required. 

 

3. Choice (Grades TK - 12) The requested district provides a specific program that is not offered through MDUSD. 

 

Types of Transfers to be Enrolled in MDUSD: 

Note: Parent/Guardian's request to enroll in MDUSD is based on enrollment capacity and space availability.

 

1. Employment (Grades TK - 12)  You must work within MDUSD boundaries. Proof of Employment is Required.    

 

2. Child Care (Grades TK - 8) Child care provider must be located within MDUSD boundaries. Proof of Child Care is Required. 

 

3. Choice (Grades TK - 12) MDUSD may offer a specific program that your home district may not offer. Approval is based on space availability in requested in program.

 

Parents/Guardians Responsibility:

 

1. Complete the appropriate MDUSD Interdistrict Transfer Application

 

2. Provide Proof of Employment/Child Care

  • Current Payroll Stub (work location address must be on the stub)

                                         or

  • Letter from Employer on Employer's Letter Head
  • Letter from Child Care Provider (address must be included on the letter)

 

3. If requesting enrollment in MDUSD, you must obtain a Release from your District of Residence and submit the Release with your application. 

 

4. To ensure your student has a school placement please enroll in your home school district.

 

Incomplete Applications Cannot be Processed.

 

This includes the following:

  • Failure to provide proof of employment
  • Failure to provide proof of child care
  • Failure to obtain an approved Release from your District of Residence

 

Applications will be available February 2018 - August 2018.

 

Reminder only one transfer per student per school year will be processed.

Parents/guardians may only apply for one transfer per student during a school year. If parents/guardians applied for an Intradistrict Transfer (a transfer within MDUSD), then a subsequent Interdistrict transfer (a transfer between MDUSD and another school district) will not be accepted.