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Intradistrict Transfer News

2018-2019 School Year


2017-18 Approved Transfer Data (Middle and High Schools) / 2017 - 18 Datos de transferecia aprobados (Escuelas Intermedias & Escuelas Secundarias)


2017 - 18 Approved Transfer Data (Elementary Schools) / 2017 - 18 Datos de transferencia aprobados (Escuelas Primarias)


Lottery Dates 2018-19 School Year

Grades 6-12

Date: February 8, 2018

Time: 2 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: District Office Board Room 


Grades K-5

Date: April 11, 2018

Time: 2 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: District Office Board Room


Notification Dates 2018-19 School Year

Grade 6-12 

Approval/Denial Letters mailed by March 30, 2018

Grades K-5

Approval/Denial Letters mailed by June 30, 2018



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.


For information about Interdistrict Transfer Requests (transfers between Districts) scroll down on this page. 

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


At some schools there is not enough space available for every student who applies. In order to assign these seats fairly, applications submitted during the transfer window are given "priority", and all applications received during this time period are randomly sorted in order of "priority" placement.


The following is the order of priority for students applying for an intradistrict transfer. The priorities are ranked 1 through 6, with priority 1 receiving the highest placement on the enrollment list. 




Enrollment Priorities Table








Students residing in a neighborhood where attendance has been established by agreement (such as Monte Gardens Elementary, Sequoia Elementary and Sequoia Middle)


Cohorts moving from one level to another


Academic Programs






The following explanations and points are for consideration:

  • All of these are based on space availability and only resident status is guaranteed.
  • Siblings: Intradistrict Transfer Requests from siblings of students currently enrolled in a school of request. Siblings must share a year at the same school.
  • Employees: Employees are currently defined in board policy as follows: Students whose parent/guardian is assigned to that school as his/her primary place of employment. Priority criteria will only apply for the duration of the parent/guardian's employment at that site. Employees to be eligible hereunder must have a regular assignment of 10 hours per week or more.
  • Cohort: A cohort is defined as a group of students moving from one level to another. For example, Riverview to Mt. Diablo High, Valley View to College Park, El Dorado to Concord High, and Foothill to Northgate. It also includes the various feeder patterns traveling from elementary school to middle schools.
  • Academic Programs: Academic Program Pathways are currently in development, but include a continuation of a specialized program such as International Baccalaureate or Dual Immersion.
  • Space available will be determined by current enrollment and will be reviewed annually. A district-wide facility plan will assist in determining the capped number. The goal is to enter into a cohort (resident, cohort only, program) in Elementary school and to stay K-12. 


Please note: Intradistrict Transfers for Current Grades K-11 for 2018-2019 School Year are Now Closed.


Incoming Kindergarten 2018-2019


Information on Intradistrict Transfer Request for incoming Kindergarten Students 2018-2019

Online Application Request Period:

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

The Online application will be available February 9, 2018. 




Accepting transfers for: 

  • Kindergarten (K) to MDUSD Schools
  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) to Spanish Bilingual Programs
    • Cambridge, Meadow Homes & Shore Acres Only
  • TK and K to Two Way Dual Immersion Programs
    • TK and Holbrook Language Academy
    • K to Bancroft and Holbrook Language Academy


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. 



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. 



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:




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 March 1, 2018 – August 2, 2018

Application will be available Here beginning March 1st. 


Procedures 2018-2019 School Year


Application Request Period:

March 1, 2018 - August 2, 2018


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.


****The following schools are not accepting Interdistrict Transfer Requests from Students that live outside of MDUSD boundaries: 

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


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)


  • 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


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.