Phone: 410.396.8600
Walk-In Hours: Monday/Tuesday (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) | Wednesday (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

Transfer Window

The transfer window for summer 2023 is from July 24 through August 18. Please note that all intra-district transfer requests MUST be approved by district office staff for out-of-zone school placements. The Office of Enrollment, Choice, and Transfers is open Monday/Tuesday (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and Wednesday (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.).
Families can request transfer consideration to different schools if:

  • the student is in elementary school and, as a result of a recent move, the family is now zoned to a different neighborhood school.

  • the student is in middle school and, as a result of a recent move, the family is now zoned to a neighborhood school that has middle grades.

  • the student is in middle/high school and the requested, non-entrance criteria school has space availability.

  • the student is experiencing homelessness, or in need of specialized supports not available in the school or origin.

In addition to a completed transfer application (English | Spanish), the following documentation will be required upon visiting the Enrollment Office:

  • Proof of Student Identity & Age: Birth certificate or other government-issued document (passport, military ID, birth registration, DHS/DOJ/DOS immigration and refugee resettlement forms)

  • Proof of Parent/Guardian Identity: Photo ID of the parent/legal guardian (driver’s license, passport, alien/permanent resident card, military ID, employment authorization card, ISAP card, DHS/DOJ/DOS immigration and refugee resettlement forms)

  • Proof of Address (only two (2) of the following examples are required):

    • Complete, recent utility bill (gas, electric, water, telephone, or cable)*

    • Deed or title to a residential property

    • Fully-executed, property sales agreement

    • Military housing order

    • Mortgage settlement sheet

    • Original, signed (by landlord and tenant) lease agreement reflecting the name(s) of the parent(s)/guardian(s) as tenants

    • Property tax bill or statement

    • Recent bank or mortgage statement*

    • Recent employer pay stub*

    • Recent homeowner, renter, or medical insurance statement*

    • Recent letter from Social Security Administration, Social Services, Maryland Vehicle Administration, Internal Revenue Services, or Maryland Judicial System*

      • *Recent = within the last sixty (60) days

  • Other Requested Documentation

    • Academic records (recent report card and/or transcript)

    • Individualized education program (IEP) or 504 documents (if applicable)

    • Proof of custody/guardianship (if applicable)

Families can request transfer consideration for other circumstances by submitting the required documentation, in addition to the following, if applicable: 

  • Requests for transfers due to medical hardship. Statement on official letterhead from the student’s doctor or medical provider stating that the student’s current school is not able to meet the student’s medical needs.

  • Requests for transfers due to childcare hardship (for elementary school only, to request a transfer to a school closer to the parent/guardian's workplace or a caretaker's address): Statement from an employer on official letterhead stating why a school close to this location is needed; acceptance letter from a daycare providing before- or after-school care, on daycare letterhead; and/or an address verification form completed by the caretaker along with two proofs of the caretaker’s residency.

  • Requests for transfers due to safety: Completed safety transfer addendum.

  • Requests for transfers to an entrance criteria school: Student's report cards from the previous two years and latest standardized test results in reading and math.