Please note: Families seeking to enroll or change school assignment for the upcoming 2019-20 school year should visit the Enrollment, Choice, and Transfers Department at 200 E. North Avenue, Room 106, during the district’s summer transfer window, from Monday, July 15, through Friday, August 16.
You can make an appointmentby calling 410-396-8600.
Students can request transfers to different schools at any time if they are
A transfer can be requested in other circumstances, but is not guaranteed. Bring the following to 200 E. North Avenue, Room 106 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:00 p.m.):
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 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)
• Health records (immunization history, lead test certificate, and physical/vision exam results) – new enrollees only
If you're registering for pre-k, you may also need to provide proof of monthly income dated within 30 days.
What if I want to transfer to a middle or high school with entrance criteria?
If you're currently enrolled in a different middle or high school, follow the steps listed above.
Keep in mind that you'll need to meet the entrance criteria requirements and there must be space available at the school for the transfer to be granted.
What if I've already been admitted to the school I want to transfer to?
Bring a copy of the official acceptance letter to 200 E. North Ave, room 106, to finalize the transfer.
How will I know if my transfer request has been granted?
You'll receive a placement letter in the mail.
Your previous school will also give you a Maryland State Withdrawal Packet. Take both documents to your new school to finalize the transfer.
If my transfer request has been approved, do I start at my new school immediately?
It depends on the situation and time of school year. In some cases, the transfer may not take place until the start of a new semester or school year.
What if I want to transfer to a charter school?
Charter schools have a different admissions process. Contact the school you're interested in to find out more.