Inter-District Transfer Requests
Parents/legal guardians requesting an Inter-District Transfer into the Orange Unified School District must first obtain a signed release from their district of residence. The release should be taken to the school the parent/legal guardian wishes the student to attend. The school will verify the availability of space in the school and/or program requested and notify the parent/legal guardian of the status of their request. School sites will forward the request to the office of Student and Community Services and requests will be processed.
Inter-District Transfer Agreements for students requesting to attend a school outside of Orange Unified School District for the 2023-2024 school year, will be available on February 1, 2023.
Parents/legal guardians requesting an Inter-District Transfer to a school outside the District must first obtain a release from the Orange Unified School District. The release should be taken to the receiving school or district, which will be responsible for notifying the parent guardian of the status of their request.
Inter-District Transfer Agreements for students may be approved for the following reasons:
- To meet the student's special mental or physical health needs as certified by a physician, school psychologist or other appropriate school personnel.
- When the student has a sibling(s) attending school in the receiving District, to avoid splitting the family's attendance.
- To allow the student to complete a school year when his/her parents/legal guardians have moved out of the District during that year.
- To allow the student to remain with a class graduating that year from an elementary, middle or high school.
- To allow seniors attend the same school they attended as juniors, and juniors attend the same school they attended as sophomores.
- When the parent/legal guardian provides written evidence that, the family will be moving into the District in the immediate future and would like the student to start the year in the District.
- When recommended by the School Attendance Review Board or by County Child Welfare, probation, or social service agency staff in documented cases of serious home or community problems which make it inadvisable for the student to attend the school of residence.
When there is valid interest in a particular educational program not offered in the District of residence.
To provide change in a specific school environment for reasons of personal and social adjustment. (Requires documentation and does not apply to students going from elementary to middle school or middle school to high school.) Special requests should be accompanied by a written explanation and will be reviewed and considered on an individual basis.
Students who are under consideration for expulsion or who have been expelled will be denied any Inter-District Transfer requests while expulsion proceedings are pending, or during the term of the expulsion.