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Student Transfer Options

All transfers are available to families that reside in Orange County

The general transfer window is now closed and will reopen in 2017.  
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 Student Enrollment, Office of School Choice, Title 1 Department and Exceptional Education Department can approve a transfer or placement.
 Controlled Open Enrollment Capacity Transfer

 

Eligibility for this transfer is described below:

An open enrollment Transfer allows a family to transfer from any school, whether it is an OCPS school or not, to a school that has available capacity. Relevant factors are as follows:

  • The list of available receiving schools is revised and published annually;

    **Pending seats may be impacted by magnet placements

    **If the school is new or newly renovated, no transfer students are placed in its first year of operation.

  • The receiving school must have available capacity and be on an approved list;
  • The student must stay for the entire school year, unless there is a change of address;
  • Transportation is not provided by OCPS;
  • 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 excessively 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.
  • Priority for the Transfer shall be given to the following groups:
  • Students residing in Orange County, Florida
  • Dependent children of active duty military personnel whose move resulted from military orders;
  • Children who have been relocated due to foster care placement in a different school zone;
  • Children who move due to a court-ordered change in custody due to separation or divorce, or the serious illness or death of a custodial parent

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*The general transfer window opens-
February 1, 2017 through May 31, 2017 for Orange County Residents.

*The Controlled Open Enrollment Capacity Transfer window opens-May 1, 2017 through May 31, 2017 for Non-Orange County Residents.

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For a list of receiving schools

 (Controlled Open Enrollment Capacity Transfer)

    Please click here--> Receiving Schools 

To apply for a Controlled Open Enrollment Capacity Transfer  Click here

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To see the list of all OCPS schools and their capacity conditions 
    

Please click here --> Projected Conditions​  

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To better understand how Student Enrollment determines capacity and projections for all schools - please go to our demographics page here.

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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 Student Enrollment, Office of School Choice, Title 1 Department and Exceptional Education Department can approve a transfer or placement.

 

Transfers available from the Office of Student Enrollment
If you elect to apply for a transfer for your child, you must do so no later than May 31st, unless otherwise noted. Transfer request must be in the Student Enrollment office or postmarked no later than May 31st.
Transfer forms are available at the Office of Student Enrollment (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.
Transfers may be revoked if the student is excessively 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.
Academic Transfer
(Timeframe: Submitted February 1st - May 31st of each school year)
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 or a course with the Career and Technical Education Program 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 is successful in the requested academic subject.
·         Academic transfers are to the next nearest qualified school as determined by the OCPS Office of Student Enrollment.
·         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.
·         Sibling transfers are not applicable.
·         Transportation is not provided by OCPS.
 
Change of Residence for Rising 5th, 8th, or 12th Grade Students
(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 new residence must be in Orange County.
·         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 OCPS.
 
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.
 
·        The new residence must be in Orange County. 
·         Proof of residence, including the moving date (lease or property sales documentation) must accompany request.
·         Transportation is not provided by OCPS.
 
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.
·         Siblings of an existing K-4 or 6-7 student may apply for a Medical Transfer.
·         Transportation is not provided by OCPS.
 
Pending Move
(Deadline: processed year round)
 
This transfer allows a student to attend a school of the Guardian’s future domicile.
 
·         Both current and prospective addresses must be located within Orange County.
·         The move in or closing date must be within 60 days from the date the application is submitted.
·         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 OCPS.
 
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 Student Enrollment.
·         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.
·         Sibling Transfers are not applicable.
·         Transportation is not provided by OCPS.
 
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 OCPS.
 
Sibling Transfer
(Deadline: processed year round and based on Siblings IEP)
 
 
This transfer is available only for students who have siblings 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).
 
·         The student must stay for the school year unless there is a change of address or placement of the ESE student.
 
·         If OCPS provides transportation to the ESE student, then siblings are eligible for transportation for so long as the ESE student is being served at a particular school.
 
Grandfathered
(Timeframe: Processed by May 31st prior to the opening of the new rezoned school or
up to 15 days after Board approval takes place after May 31st)
 
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

  ·    who has been rezoned from an established school to another established
       school or
  ·    will be in 5th or 8th grade when the new school opens.  
 
In this case, the student may remain at the existing school instead of being assigned to
the rezoned school or rezoned for the 5th or 8th grade year.  The following shall appy to
Grandfathered Transfers:
 
·         There is no Transfer eligibility for siblings who do not meet the same criteria for a Grandfathered Transfer.
·         Transportation is not provided by OCPS.
 
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 Student Enrollment between February 1st and May 31st for transfer with stated deadlines.
Transfer applications are available at the Office of Student Enrollment, which is located at 445 W. Amelia St., Orlando, Florida 32801. For questions regarding the transfer process and requirements for requesting transfers, please call the Office of Student Enrollment at (407) 317-3233.
 

 

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