Understanding the School Transfer Process

  • It is important that students have a consistent school experience. Therefore, transfers during the school year are granted only for extenuating and urgently necessary circumstances. We strongly encourage parents to participate in the district’s School Choice Lottery to apply to a school they prefer. For more information on the school lottery visit, www.newhavenmagnetschools.com

    To apply for a school transfer during the school year, a parent or guardian may complete the student transfer request form online.

    Transfers may be granted IF:

    1. Space is available at the school the parent or guardian requests.
    2. In accordance with the district’s school choice lottery process.
    3. Only if it is approved by the Superintendent or an Assistant Superintendent.

    Transferring schools during the school year can be harmful for a student’s progress. Parents cannot transfer their children between January 1 and June 30 unless approved by an appropriate Administrator. Again, these transfers may only occur under circumstances deemed most necessary. While parents are welcomed to submit transfer requests, no transfer is ever guaranteed.


    How to Submit a School Transfer Request

    1. The Parent or Guardian must complete the e-form below to initiate the request. Please be sure to add all details necessary to help the reviewer understand the reason for the requested transfer. Completion of this form does not guarantee a transfer.

    2. Once the form is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Supervisor of School Transportation & Student Transfers. If needed, School Administrators may be consulted to gain full detail and background. (It normally takes 3-4 weeks for a response from the date of submission); during the period of review children must regularly attend school. The school transfer review committee meets monthly to review all requests.

    3. Once a decision is rendered, the Parent or Guardian will receive communication around the transfer decision. Please allow up to up to 4 weeks for a decision to be rendered. If the request is denied and there are unaddressed concerns please contact your child’s school principal.