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Intradistrict Transfer News

2022-2023 School Year

Intradistrict Lottery Information: 

January 5, 2022, Grades 6-12

Time: 11:30 am

Location: Virtual

March 30, 2022, Grades K - 5 

Time: 1-2pm

Location: Virtual

Intradistrict Transfer Notification Letters Mailed 


February 18, 2022 - Grades 9-12 

February 18, 2022 - Grades 6-8

Appeals due - March 11, 2022

Appeal response letter - 

April 15, 2022


 Early May - Grades K-5

 Late May - Grades K-5 (TWDI)

 Appeals due - TBD

 Appeal response letter - TBD

Intradistrict Transfer Data

Data reflects on time applications only

Please note 2021-2022 data is atypical due to Covid-19

2021-2022 Approved Transfer Data (Elementary School)

2021-2022 Approved Transfer Data (Middle School)

2021-2022 Approved Transfer Data (High School)

 2020-2021 Approved Transfer   Data (Elementary School)

 2020-2021 Approved Transfer   Data (Middle School)

 2020-2021 Approved Transfer   Data (High School)

2019-2020 Approved Transfer   Data (Elementary School)

 2019-2020 Approved Transfer   Data (Middle School)

 2019-2020 Approved Transfer   Data (High School)

 2018-2019 Approved Transfer   Data (Elementary School)

 2018-2019 Approved Transfer   Data (Middle School)

 2018-2019 Approved Transfer   Data (High School)

Intradistrict Transfers

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


Only one transfer application will be processed per student per academic year.


INtradistrict transfer timeframes for the 

2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

we are no longer accepting intradistrict transfer applications for the 2022-2023 school year

The Intradistrict Transfer Application for students students who have been placed by Special Education in a SDC/LH/Autism/Magnet program is now available. The application will be available through July 1, 2022.

Elementary Grades K-5 (including Two Way Dual Immersion and Bilingual Program transfer requests):

February 10, 2022 - March 10, 2022 

Late applications were not part of the lottery. Responses will be mailed out no later than July 15, 2022.

Secondary Grades 6-12 on time application time frame will be: October 15, 2021 - November 15, 2021

Responses for applications received by November 15, 2021 were mailed out on Friday February 18, 2022.

Late applications were not part of the lottery. Responses will be mailed out no later than June 30, 2022.

Bay Point/Pittsburg residents that want a Bilingual Program please apply to Shore Acres BL 

For a complete list of Bilingual and Dual Immersion and more information on the program requirements visit our English Learners webpage.

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 7, with priority 1 receiving the highest placement on the enrollment list. 

  Enrollment Priorities Table
Priority                 Description
1 Siblings
2 Parent/guardian employed at the site requested

Students attending a school where attendance has been established by agreement (such as Monte Gardens Elementary and Sequoia Elementary to Sequoia Middle)

Sequoia Middle School is a District-wide school and all enrollments are base on an approved transfer.

4 Cohorts moving from one level to another (see below for the list of cohorts)
5 Academic Programs
6 Parent/guardian employed at a district site within the feeder pattern of the site requested
7 Choice


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 (2): Employees (2) 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.

Elementary to Middle Cohorts
Elementary Middle
Ayers Diablo View / Pine Hollow
Bancroft Foothill / Oak Grove
Bel Air Riverview
Cambridge Oak Grove
Delta View Riverview
El Monte El Dorado
Fair Oaks

Oak Grove / Pleasant Hill 

Gregory Gardens Pleasant Hill / Valley View
Hidden Valley Valley View
Highlands Pine Hollow / Foothill
Holbrook El Dorado / Valley View
Meadow Homes Oak Grove / Valley View
Monte Gardens El Dorado or Sequoia Middle (based on Attendance Agreement)
Mountain View El Dorado
Mt. Diablo Diablo View
Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill
Rio Vista Riverview
Sequoia None or Sequoia Middle (based on Attendance Agreement)
Shore Acres Riverview
Silverwood Pine Hollow

Pleasant Hill

Sun Terrace El Dorado / Valley View
Valhalla Valley View
Valle Verde Foothill
Walnut Acres Foothill
Westwood El Dorado
Woodside Oak Grove
Wren Ave

El Dorado / Valley View

Ygnacio Valley

Oak Grove

Middle to High School Cohorts
Middle High
Diablo View None
El Dorado Concord / Mt Diablo


Oak Grove Mt Diablo / Ygnacio Valley
Pine Hollow Northgate
Pleasant Hill College Park / Ygnacio Valley
Riverview Mt Diablo
Sequoia None
Valley View College Park
  • Academic Programs: Academic Program Pathways are currently in development, but include a continuation of a specialized program such as International Baccalaureate, Dual Immersion, or Bilingual.

  • Employees (6): Employees (6) are defined as a district employee and works a minimum of 10 hours a week at a district site other than the requested school. This priority will apply only to schools located within the feeder pattern in which the the employee's work location is situated and does not apply to Mont Gardens, Sequoia Elementary, or Sequoia Middle School. Priority criteria will only apply for the duration of the parent/guardian's employment within the district.

  • 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. 

Procedures 2022- 2023 School Year:

Online Application Request Period:

October 15, 2021 - November 15, 2021 (for students who are currently enrolled in Grades 5-11)

February 10, 2022 - March 10, 2022 (Incoming Kinder and currently enrolled  K-4): Any new Elementary 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. 

Notification:  Parents/guardians are notified in writing of the outcome of the transfer request.

Denial of Requested Transfer Appeal Process:

If parents/guardians are denied a transfer due to space availability, they may appeal this decision by submitting a letter in writing to the Director of the appropriate grade level, 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 school level's Director 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 good attendance (tardies), behavior, and academics. 

*PLEASE NOTE: Students on Intradistrict Transfers can be displaced prior to 15th day of instruction 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. 



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

Click here for California Department of Education (CDE) updates.


Student Services Staff

Intradistrict Transfers

(925) 682-8000 X4069

Fax: 925-680-6731