Home Students Parents Community Employees  

Student Transfer Options

All transfers are available to families that reside in Orange County

The general transfer window is now closed for 2014-15 school year.
This document is based on School Board Policy JCA. You may review the entire policy at: 
Any change of address requires a new transfer application so please make sure your address is correct on your student’s records before applying for a transfer.  It is important to remember that any application for a transfer that contains incorrect information will be grounds for the denial of an application or the immediate revocation of the transfer.  Only the OCPS Office of Pupil Assignment, Office of School Choice, Title 1 Department and Exceptional Education Department can approve a transfer or placement.
 
Transfers available from the Office of Pupil Assignment
If you elect to apply for a transfer for your child, most require that you do so no later than April 15, 2014, unless otherwise noted.  Transfer request must be in the Pupil Assignment office or postmarked no later than April 15, 2014.
Transfer forms are available at the Office of Pupil Assignment (445 W. Amelia Street, Orlando; (407) 317-3233).  All approved transfers are valid for the duration of all grade levels at the assigned school (K-5, 6-8 or 9-12) unless there is a change of address.
 
Academic Transfer
(Deadline: April 15, 2014)     
This transfer is available to any high school student who wishes to complete a sequential course of study, such as the second or third year of a World Language, a course with the Career and Technical Education pathway that leads to a Gold Seal Scholarship if that course is not available through the Florida Virtual Online School.
·       An approved transfer is valid as long as the student is enrolled and successful in the requested academic subject.
·       Academic transfers are to the next nearest qualified school as determined by the OCPS Office of Pupil Assignment.
·       The student must stay for the entire year unless there is a change of address.
·       ROTC initial entry into the program is restricted to rising 9th and 10th grade students
·       Strings/Orchestra entry is based on an audition if the student is not successfully
enrolled in a middle school strings program.
·       Students who exit the approved academic course are not eligible for Senior
Privilege.
·       Transportation is not provided by the district.
 
Rising 5th, 8th, or 12th Grade Student
(Deadline: Processed year round)
This transfer allows a rising 5th, 8th or 12th grade student whose parent/legal guardian moves after the start of their 4th, 7th, or 11th grade school year to remain at the school through grade level (K-5, 6-8, 9-12).
·       The student must stay for the entire year unless there is a change of address.
·       Students who exit the magnet program are not eligible for this transfer.
·       Students who exit the approved academic course that allow an Academic Transfer are not eligible for this transfer.
·       Transportation is not provided by the district.

 

Capacity Transfer
(Deadline: April 15, 2014)      
 
This transfer allows parents to transfer a student from a school that is over capacity to a school that is under capacity.
·       A list of qualifying sending and receiving schools is revised and published annually.
·       The sending (zoned) school must be over capacity and on the published list as over capacity or eligible sending school.
·       The receiving (requested) school must be under capacity and on the published list as under capacity or eligible receiving school.
·       The student must stay for the entire year unless there is a change of address.
·       Siblings may be considered.
·       The list of sending and receiving schools may be modified by OCPS from time to time based on programmatic changes or volume of requests.
·       Transfers may be revoked if the student is tardy to school, remains at school beyond the dismissal time without prior arrangements with school officials, or is referred to the principal for disciplinary action.
·       Transportation is not provided by the district.

 

Childcare Transfer (Elementary and Middle School Students Only)
(Deadline: April 15, 2014)
 
This transfer gives parents a choice of school assignment based on the location of the
childcare facility.
·       The requested school must have available program capacity. Transportation is not

        provided by the district.

·        The student must stay for the entire year unless there is a change of address.
·        Sibling Transfers are not applicable.
·        Transportation is not provided by the district.
·        Parents must provide documentation
 o    For a commercial daycare provider, the Guardian must provide on letterhead a statement that the student is actively enrolled in such program and a list of schools in which the daycare facility provides Transportation;
o    For a private daycare provider, the Guardian must provide a notarized statement from such provider with their address and a copy of the provider's Florida Driver's License or ID

 

 

Work-Related Transfer (Elementary and middle school students only)
(Deadline: April 15, 2014)      
 
This transfer gives parents a choice of school assignment based on the parent’s work location.
·       The requested school must have available program capacity.
·       Parents must provide documentation to verify that they employed  and that he/she plans to be employed at that work site for the school year for which the transfer applications is being made.
·       The student must stay for the entire year unless there is a change of address.
·       Sibling Transfers are not applicable.
·       Transportation is not provided by the district.

 

Mid-Year Transfer

(Deadline: processed year round)

This transfer allows a student to stay at the present school for the remainder of the current school year only, in instances when the parents/legal guardians move to an address in a different assigned school zone.
·      Proof of residence, including the moving date (lease or property sales documentation),
       must accompany request.
·      The new residence must be in Orange County.
·      Transportation is not provided by the district.    

 

   
Medical Transfer

(Deadline: processed year round)

This transfer is for any student who has a serious medical condition that is sufficient to warrant a transfer.
·         Documentation from a physician, hospital and the school is required.
·         Generally the requested school must be close to parent or medical facility.
·         The student must stay for the entire year unless there is a change of address.
·         Transportation is not provided by the district.
 
  
Pending Move
(Deadline: processed year round)
     
This transfer allows a student to attend a school of the Guardian’s future domicile.
·       The move in or closing date must be within 60 days from the date the application is submitted.
·       Both current and prospective addresses must be located within Orange County.
·       A legal document signed by both parties, such as a contract, indicating the location of the prospective address and the proposed occupancy date is required.
·       If the family does not move by the date provided, the student will be moved to the original zoned school.
·       Transportation is not provided by the district.
 
 
Psychological Transfer
(Deadline: processed year round)      
         
This transfer is for any student who has a psychological condition that is sufficient to warrant a transfer.
·       Psychological transfers are to the next nearest qualified school as determined by the Office of Pupil Assignment.
·       This transfer requires documentation of compelling evidence, which may include documentation from an outside psychologist or counselor, and is generally reviewed by one of the district’s psychologists.
·       The student must stay for the entire year unless there is a change of address.

·       Transportation is not provided by the district.

 

School Personnel Transfer (Students of OCPS staff)
(Deadline: processed year round)      
This transfer is available for any student whose parent/legal guardian works in a particular school or OCPS facility and desires to have the student enrolled at that school or the nearest school that meets Board defined capacity.
·         Transportation is not provided by the district.  
Sibling Transfer
(Deadline: processed year round and based on Siblings IEP)
 
This transfer is available only for students who have siblings (same grade level, K-5, 6-8 or    9-12) who have been assigned on an Exceptional Education Program Placement at a school other than their assigned school.  (Exceptional Education students are students with disabilities who have been staffed into Exceptional Education programs such as Educable Mentally Handicapped, Physically Impaired, etc.)
·       There is no transfer eligibility for siblings of McKay Scholarship recipients.
·       Students may remain at the school until all grade levels at the school are completed (K-5, 6-8 or 9-12).
·       District provides transportation only if space is available and the student lives two (2) or more miles from the school, while the exceptional education student is being served at a particular school.
 
 

 

Grandfathered 
(Deadline: June 15, 2014
 

This transfer is available only for students who have been rezoned by OCPS two or more times during a grade level (K-5, 6-8, 9-12) at the current address or is rezoned from an established school. 

·       There is no Transfer eligibility for siblings who do not meet the same criteria for Grandfathered Transfer.
·       Transportation is not provided by the district.

 

 

Parents or legal guardians who wish to apply for their child to transfer to a school other than their assigned school for one of the above reasons must submit an application to the OCPS Office of Pupil Assignment between November 1  and April 15 for transfer with stated deadlines. 
Transfer applications are available at the Office of Pupil Assignment, which is located at 445 W. Amelia St. in Orlando.  For questions regarding the transfer process and requirements for requesting transfers, please call the Office of Pupil Assignment at (407) 317-3233.

 

 

Click HERE to return to the Pupil Assignment main page.

 

 Schedule Appointment

 
 

 Apply For Transfer

 
 

 School Board Policies