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Interdistrict Transfers

2019-2020 Interdistrict Applications will be accepted starting February 12, 2019


The Interdistrict Transfer process applies to those parents who wish their children to attend school in a district other than that in which they reside. All Interdistrict requests must be initiated in the district of residence. Interdistrict transfers are valid for one year only and must be renewed annually. An approved interdistrict agreement must be in effect between the district of residence and the school district of desired attendance before a student can attend the desired school.

The following conditions apply:


  • Students admitted to Huntington Beach City School District under the interdistrict transfer agreement shall be assigned to schools where space is available at the discretion and determination of HBCSD administration.
  • Interdistrict transfers are valid for one year only and must be renewed annually.
  • If the attendance, behavior and academics of the student are reviewed and any, or all, are found to be unsatisfactory as determined by school administration, the transfer may be revoked.
  • Transportation, if needed, shall be the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

HBCSD reserves the right to deny incoming student transfer requests due to the following reasons: impacted programs, unsatisfactory attendance, academics or behavior.

  • If an interdistrict transfer agreement request is denied, the parent/guardian has the opportunity to appeal the decision to the Board of Trustees within 30 calendar days of the date of the denial.
  • A student, parent, or guardian who provides a false address and/or other pertinent data as a basis for enrollment in any school in the District may have the transfer revoked. The revocation may be immediate and notice promptly given to the student and parent/guardian.
  • For students requesting a transfer out of the District, documentation to support their request such as child care, employment, etc. must be provided when their transfer request is submitted.
  • Parents submitting a current school year transfer request will be notified of the District’s decision within 30 calendar days from the date the District receives the request.
  • Parents submitting a transfer request for the following school year will be notified as soon as possible, but no later than 14 calendar days after the first day of school in the school year for which interdistrict transfer is sought.





The Board of Trustees recognizes that parents/guardians of students who reside in one district may, for a variety of reasons, choose to enroll their child in a school in another district.


The Board may enter into an agreement with any other school district, for a term not to exceed five school years, for the interdistrict attendance of students who are residents of the districts. (Education Code 46600)


The agreement shall specify the terms and conditions under which interdistrict attendance shall be permitted or denied. It also may contain standards agreed to by both districts for reapplication and/or revocation of the student’s permit. (Education Code 46600)


Upon receiving a permit for transfer into the district that has been approved by the student’s district of residence, or upon receiving a written request from the parent/guardian of a district student who wishes to enroll in another district, the Superintendent or designee shall review the request and may approve or deny the permit subject to the terms and conditions of the interdistrict attendance agreement.


The district shall not provide transportation beyond any school attendance area. Upon request, the Superintendent or designee may authorize transportation for interdistrict transfer students to and from designated buy stops within the attendance area if space is available.