High School Transfers

On rare occasions, a transfer to the other high school may be permitted to allow a student to attend a school other than in his or her attendance area.   Student safety and/or the student’s educational needs will be the only bases that a transfer will be considered. The following will not serve as a consideration or basis for a high school transfer:

  • Legacy of the family
  • Presence of a sibling or other family member at a specific school
  • Proximity to a school
  • A specific educational program that is only offered at one school
  • Creation or maintenance of student friendships
  • Any other reason that is not based on student safety and/or the student’s educational needs

 

A parent or guardian who wishes to enroll a child as a student in a high school outside of the attendance area in which the student would otherwise attend shall pursue the following process:

Step 1.  The family will meet with the principal of the school from which the transfer is sought.  At this meeting, the family shall explain their reason for seeking a transfer.

Step 2.  The family will meet with the principal of the proposed new school to determine what steps can specifically be taken at this new school that would better ensure the safety and/or better meet the educational needs of the student. 

Step 3.  The Superintendent shall appoint a High School Transfer Request Committee to review any transfer requests.. The committee shall be composed of both central office and building level administrators.  The final decision regarding a transfer rests with this committee.  The committee shall provide the family an opportunity to present information to support its request, although a hearing is not required.   In making a final decision, the High School Transfer Request Committee shall consider both the safety and the educational needs of the student, as well as any input from the two schools involved following the Step 1 and 2 meetings.  If the Transfer Committee concludes that the student’s safety will be better ensured or educational needs of the student will be better met by the requested transfer, the Committee shall then consider the staffing levels at the receiving school building, using the currently operable Board of Education direction regarding staffing levels while being careful to provide staffing capacity for future enrollees that live in the schools’ attendance area.

 

Typically, high school transfers will only be considered for future school years and not mid-year. Typically, a transfer request that has been denied will not be reconsidered until the next school year.

If you have any questions regarding the transfer process please contact Ky James at jamesk@gpschools.org 

Submission Deadline for the 2022-23 school year May 31st, 2022

I understand my application will not be valid nor processed if any of the above critera has not been met.*

School Transfer Parent Application-Continued

BEFORE submitting your application for an in-district transfer, the following three (3) requirements must be met. 

Date of Meeting*
Meeting with Sending School was:*
Date of Meeting*
Meeting with Requested School was:*

School Transfer Application - Section 2

Is Student Currently Enrolled?*

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Transfer applications will not be processed prior to student enrollment.  In order to submit a transfer application you must enroll your child(ren) with the Residency/Enrollment Office.  If you have any questions regarding enrollment please contact our Enrollment Office at (313) 432-3083.


Please be sure the grade you enter matches the school year your transfer request applies to.
Address*
Are there other children in your family for whom you have applied for a school transfer?*
Any Siblings in the Requested School?*
Specify grade level for the same school year as transfer applies to.
Has a need for special education / 504 support been identified for the student?*
Is this request due to a change in address?*
New Address*
Residency Office

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Transfer applications will not be processed prior to an address change with the Residency Office.  Address changes can be initiated with a purchase agreement and should be done prior to the application being submitted. If you have any questions regarding a change of address please contact our Residency Office at (313) 432-3083.

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School Transfer - Current Principal

I have met with the parent to discuss the transfer prior to transfer application.*
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School Transfer - Requesting Principal

I have met with the parent to discuss the transfer prior to transfer application.*
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School Transfer - Status/Notification

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Denied/Rescinded
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Parent Notification*
Date

School Transfer - Pupil Accounting

Transfer Complete*
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