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Transfer Requests

Transfers are required for students to attend a school other than their “home school” – the school assigned based on the parent/guardian’s legal address of residence.

If you wish to attend your home school, simply enroll at the school with the necessary paperwork. Your new school will arrange for an exchange of records from the previous school.

See related Board Policies (JECB, JECB-AR(1), JECB-AR(2), JECC, JECC-AR(1), JECC-AR(2))


2016-17 Second Semester Transfer Applications

The application window for a 2nd Semester Transfer will be open from November 15 – December 31.  Click HERE to access the on-line application. This link will begin accepting responses November 15th at 8AM

  • The on-line application window will open at 8:00 a.m. on November 15th and close at 5:00 p.m. on December 31.
  • Transfers will be reviewed and processed from January 3 – 13.
  • Parents will be notified between January 16 – 20 regarding the status of their application.
  • If you have not heard from us by January 23rd please contact the district office at (541) 967-4519.
  • If approved, parents will contact their new school regarding next steps.
  • Approved student transfers will start their new school February 1st.

2017-18 School Year Transfer Applications

January 1 – February 28, 2017 – First Transfer Application Window:  

This is our first open window for parents who wish to request an In-District and/or Inter-District transfer into the Albany School District for the 2016-17 school year. Click HERE to access the on-line application. This link will begin accepting responses January 1st at 8AM.

  • Parents are expected to enroll students at their neighborhood school until a transfer request is approved.
  • Applications will be processed by March 31, 2017 unless the Assistant Superintendent determines there are special circumstances calling for a delay.
  • Parents will be notified via e-mail/letter by April 1st.
  • If you do not hear from us by Friday, April 7th then please call the district office at (541) 967-4519.
  • If your transfer request is not approved during this window you may apply again during our second window in July.  We do not keep a waiting list.
  • See below if you move during the school year and/or have plans to move during the summer.
  • The online link will be added and become active the day the window opens.

July 1 – July 31, 2017 – Second Transfer Application Window:  

This is our second and last open window for parents who wish to request an In-District and/or Inter-District transfer into the Albany School District for the 2017-18 school year.  Click HERE to access the on-line application. This link will begin accepting responses July 1 at 8AM

The current plan to inform parents of the status of their transfer include the following dates:

  • High School application will be processed by Friday, August 4th.
    • Notification will occur the week of August 7 – 11.
  • Elementary applications will be processed the week after registration.
    • Notification will occur the week of August 21-25.
  • Middle School applications will be processed the week after registration.
    • Notification will occur the week of August 28-September 1.
  • Parents are expected to enroll students at their neighborhood school until a transfer request is approved.
  • See below if you move during the school year and/or during the summer.
  • If your transfer request is not approved during this window you may apply again during our Second Semester Transfer Window.  We do not keep a waiting list.
  • The online link will be added and become active the day the window opens.

In-District Transfers

In-District Transfers

  • The In-District transfer process applies to Greater Albany Public School District students who wish to transfer from their neighborhood school to another school within the district.
  • Students need to be enrolled before submitting an In-District transfer request.
  • The 2017-18 application window is currently closed. 
  • The online application link will be added and become active the day the window opens.

Inter-District Transfers

Inter-District Transfers

  • The Inter-District transfer process applies to transfers between the Greater Albany Public School District and another District.
  • This is a two part process. Both parts must be completed in order for the application to be complete.

Inter-District Transfers, transferring INTO GAPS District

  1. Please contact your resident district for a release form to attend Greater Albany Public Schools.   This must be signed by your current school district.
  2. Please complete one of the following forms.  (These links will become active when the window opens.)

Inter-district Transfers, transferring OUT of the Greater Albany School District

For students who wish to transfer out of GAPS District to another school district, please print the Inter-District Transfer Out form. Fill out the form then email the form to Jennifer Hart or bring it to the District Office, 718 Seventh Ave. SW, Albany, OR.  We will need to sign the form for your new district indicating we release your child as a student in our district.

For further information please call Jennifer Hart, 541-967-4519.

Other Information

Have you moved during the school year?  Do you think you may move during the summer months?

Per School Board Policy JECC-AR(1):  “Any student in attendance at a district school due to bonafide legal residency whose residence changes to a different district attendance area may choose whether to attend the new neighborhood school or the former school.  Students who move during the school year may remain at the former school upon completion of an In-district transfer application.  Students who move during the summer are permitted to stay upon submission of an In-district transfer application.  Once a student enrolls in the school in the attendance area to which the parent or guardians have moved, it becomes the student’s assigned neighborhood school.”

What you need to do:

  • Contact your current school and let them know you have moved.  This is critical!
  • Students who move during the school year may continue at their current school provided a ‘Mid-Year Move’ transfer request form is submitted.
    • This is a paper transfer application.  Please contact your school or the district office for a copy.
    • You must update address and telephone information at the school.
  • Students who move during the summer may continue at their current school as well provided a ‘Summer Move’ transfer request form is submitted.
    • This is a paper transfer application.  Please contact your school or the district office for a copy.
    • You must update address and telephone information at the school.

Other Information

Not sure which school is your “home school”?
Click here to find out which school is your “home school.”

New to the district or to your neighborhood school?
You may register your child at your home school at any time by going to the school office. Check your school website for office hours.