All districts must inform parents how to enroll in a school within the district that is different than the one assigned. Students who attend schools other than those assigned by the district are referred to as “transfer students” throughout this notification. There is one process for choosing a school within the district which the parent lives (School Choice transfer), and separate processes for selecting schools in other districts (interdistrict transfer). There is also a process under the Open Enrollment Act for students enrolled in “low-achieving schools,” as identified annually by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Through the years, it has been the practice of the Evergreen School District to work collaboratively with parents in approving student transfer requests. In the past we were fortunate that some district schools have had space available and therefore, enabled the district to grant student transfers. However, during recent years, space has become very limited, making it more difficult to grant transfer requests.
The 2017-2018 School Choice Transfer Application Period within Evergreen School District will be:
Monday, May 1, 2017 through Friday, May 19, 2017
School Choice applications received by the Evergreen School District during the above window will be included in the initial lottery. Requests which are submitted after the initial lottery will be placed on a waiting list and processed in a timely manner. For more detailed information including a list of frequently asked questions please click here.
Interdistrict Transfer Request
If you live outside the Evergreen School District attendance area, and would like for your child to be enrolled at one of our schools, an Interdistrict Transfer request may be completed. To begin the process, you must request an Interdistrict release with your resident school district. Approved transfers from your district of residence should be received by the Evergreen School District office (3188 Quimby Rd. San Jose, CA 95148) by Friday, May 19, 2017 for the first consideration for placement for 2017-2018.
For more information, please contact Amy Shaffer at 408-270-6800.
The Open Enrollment Act allows the parent of a pupil enrolled in an identified Open Enrollment Act “low-achieving school” to submit an application, during the Open Enrollment window, for the pupil to transfer to another public school served by the school district of residence or another school district. The parent may also submit an application requesting a transfer to the school district in which the parent does not reside, but in which the parent intends to enroll the pupil. With some exceptions, the application must be submitted prior to January 1 of the school year before the school year for which the pupil is requesting a transfer. Both of the school districts from which and to which the parent has applied to transfer may prohibit or limit pupil transfers in accordance with the Open Enrollment Act. For more information please contact Jessica Villalobos at 408-270-6800.