Student Transfers


The priority window for submitting

2020-2021 student transfer applications is

February 3 to April 3, 2020

Transfer applications will not be accepted prior to February 1, 2020

Transfer applications submitted are approved pending available space at the desired school.  Should a school receive more transfer requests than there are spaces available, approval will be determined through a random, unbiased selection process to establish the order in which transfers will be approved and to initiate a waiting list. Transfer requests received before the deadline will have priority over transfer requests received after the deadline. However, the order in which transfers are received prior to the deadline has no effect on the approval decision.

Timeframe for District Response
  • The District will notify the parent/guardian by US mail of their decision within timeframes specified below
  • Education Code 46600-46603 provides the following timeframes for notifications:
    • For requests submitted during the regular school year, districts shall respond within 30 days of submitting the request.
    • The district will notify a parent/guardian submitting a future year request of its final decision as soon as possible, but no later than 14 calendar days after the commencement of instruction in the school year for which the interdistrict transfer is sought.
  • Transfers can be dropped off at the district office during normal business hours or sent via U.S. mail to the district office.  Processing of all transfers received during February and March will begin in April. Notification of application status (approved, not approved, on hold) will subsequently be made by US mail. 
While your application is pending, your child must attend school in the district of residence, a charter school, a private school, or other option complying with California compulsory education requirements. 


* Pertinent Parent Information *

  • Transportation will be the responsibility of the parent.
  • Falsification of information on a request form shall result in denial of the request or revocation of enrollment already granted. 
  • While a transfer is pending, the student must remain at school of current attendance until the transfer is approved.
  • Mt Vernon School is a dual immersion school that provides instruction to students in Spanish and English.



OUTGOING TRANSFER REQUESTS- Parents/students who live within LGSD and wish to attend a school in another school district must complete the Application for Interdistrict Attendance Permit (Form #341-SS) form. This form is then be submitted to LGSD and a signature must be obtained, releasing the student from LGSD, prior to submitting the application to the desired district. 

ARTICULATING STUDENTS - Students who live within the district that are articulating from elementary school to middle school must submit a new intradistrict Transfer Request form if they wish to attend a middle school other than the school of residence. 

STUDENTS WHO MOVE - If you have moved or plan to move into a new boundary area and wish to have your child remain at his/her current school, you will need to submit an Inter- or intra-district Attendance Permit form for consideration. 

OVERFLOW STUDENTS - All overflow students (students who attended a school other than their home school due to overcrowding at their home school) may remain at that school for the 2019-2020 school year without submitting another transfer. Transportation will be the responsibility of the parent.  

PRESCHOOL - Questions regarding preschool should be directed to (619) 825-5720. 

TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN - Transitional kindergarten is offered at the following schools: Monterey Heights, San Altos and Vista La Mesa. 


NOTE:  Incomplete applications will be returned and will need to be resubmitted with all required documents.

* There are Two Types of Student Transfers *  

Interdistrict Transfer
(Out of district) 

1.)  INTERDISTRICT transfers are from one DISTRICT to another DISTRICT.   

Intradistrict Transfer
(Between schools in the district)

2.)  INTRADISTRICT transfers are from one SCHOOL to another SCHOOL within the Lemon Grove School District.