Student Transfer Request Process

  • 2022-2023 School Year

    The Kent School District (KSD) will accept transfer applications for the 2022-2023 school year May 2-31, 2022.

    Who can apply in May?

    • New childcare waiver requests.
    • Siblings of current transfer students at the requested school who will be attending for the 2022-2023 school year.
    • A student who has completed at least their first year of high school and wishes to remain at that school until graduation.
    • A student whose educational, safety or health condition would be or is being severely impacted at their boundary school and the transfer would improve the identified condition.

    What if I live outside of KSD?

    Students who live outside of the Kent School District may also apply for a transfer in May to our schools based on the above criteria. Non-resident transfer requests are required to obtain a release from the district where they reside to be considered for placement in a Kent school. Non-resident students must apply and obtain a release every year per state law.

    What if my student is already attending a school on a transfer?

    If you are a resident of the Kent School District and your student is already attending a school on a transfer, you do not need to complete a new application to stay in this school. If your student is going from elementary to middle school or middle school to high school, you will need to complete a new application.

    When will I know if my transfer request is approved?

    Families will be notified by email by the end of June. 

    Transfer Request Applications Not Required for Virtual School

    All students entering grades 6-12 may choose to attend Kent School District’s new virtual school for the 2022-2023 school year by completing a separate online enrollment process.

    2021-2022 School Year

    The Kent School District (KSD) is no longer accepting transfer applications for the 2021-2022 school year unless the transfer is requested due to a recent move, childcare need, or program.

    Additional Information

    Transportation Not Provided for Transfer Students

    Transportation is not available for students approved for transfer to a non-boundary school. Transportation will be the responsibility of the family.

    Transfers Not Approved for Athletic Reasons

    Transfer requests will not be approved for athletic or co-curricular activity reasons. As per WIAA regulations, students transferring from one high school to another high school within the Kent School District, without a corresponding change in home residence with natural parents or legal guardians, will be deemed ineligible for a one-year period at the varsity level of sports.

    Kindergarten Students Must Register at Boundary School First

    Kindergarten students must register at their boundary school prior to requesting a transfer.

    Non-Residents Must Complete Form from Boundary District

    All non-resident transfers must obtain a Choice Transfer/Release of Attendance from their boundary school district.

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Last Modified on May 2, 2022