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Centennial School District Transfers

Transfer Timetable

  • March 1-April 1, 2017 – Open Enrollment.(Now Closed)- Transferring Into the District. This is the only time you can transfer to another district without needing a release from your own district. Generally districts identify specific grades and/or schools that are open for transfer.
  • May 15-June 16, 2017 – Inter District Transfers out of the District. (Now Closed)This is the time to request a release from Centennial School District to attend school in another district.
  • May 15-June 30, 2017 – Inter District Transfers into the District.(Now Closed) This is the time to request to come into the Centennial School District after the Open Enrollment process. Please contact to resident school district for a release, this will then be your application into the district.
  • May 6th -August 15th 2017 -Intra district transfers.(Now Open) Elementary to Elementary Transfers.) This is the time to apply for your student to attend a different elementary school within the  Centennial School District for 2017-2018.

Students who live in the boundaries of other school districts may request a transfer into the Centennial School District, and students who live in the Centennial School district may ask for permission to attend schools in other districts.

Permission for standard transfer in or out of a school district is decided based on both districts involved, priorities by Oregon legislature, district school boards, space availability and random lottery numbers. There is usually a set time frame for applying for transfers, and late applications can be denied.

There are state laws that govern the inter district transfer process. Inter district transfer laws are complex and have changed considerably over the past several years. Permission for standard transfers in or out of a school district is decided based on priorities by Oregon Legislature, district school boards, space availability and random lottery numbers. There is usually a set time frame for applying for inter-district transfers, and late applications can be denied. Generally, transfer decisions are made in the spring and summer for the following school year.

2017-18 School Year Transfers

Inter- district Transfers Into The Centennial School District NOW CLOSED )

A limited number of students will be accepted into the Centennial School district for the 2017-18 school year. Up to 38 non-resident students will be allowed to enroll into the Centennial School District. Specific schools and grades available are based the individual schools.

After reviewing capacity and current enrollment the Centennial School District all of our elementary schools will not be offering any slots in grades k-6 and we will not have any openings in our Centennial Transition Center.

Transfers into the district remain in effect until the highest grade of the approved school. For example, if a child is given permission to attend a K-6 school beginning in the 1st grade, the family does not have to ask again each year to remain at the school. But will need to request to attend the Centennial Middle School in 7th grade and again in the 9th grade to attend the High School.

Please contact your resident (home) school district to request a release from your district. Centennial Schools can not admit you without a district release. (There may be a deadline or lottery in your home district.) This release will work as your application into the Centennial School District.


Intra District Transfer Requests- Transferring Elementary Schools Within the Centennial School District( NOW CLOSED )

Students who currently live within the Centennial School District boundaries may request to attend another elementary school within our district. Approval and release must be given by the resident (home) school, non -resident school and district office. Specific schools and grades available will be based on individual schools and space.

Applications will be accepted from May 6th 2017- August 15th 2017.  Parent  notifications will be sent out via mail by August 27th 2015. forms will be available  May 6th 2017.

Intra District Transfer Form – Click Here 

Inter-District Transfer Out of the Centennial School District ( NOW CLOSED )

A limited number of transfer students are released out of the district each year. These students are granted an inter district transfer out of the district based on the Oregon legislature and the Centennial District Boards decision. If more students apply than allotted spaces are available, a random lottery will apply.

For the 2017-18 school year the Centennial School District will release up to 20 resident students to attend schools in other districts. Both sides must agree to the transfer and notification of the district’s decision will be sent to you by mail. The Centennial School District will forward your paperwork to your requested district.


Open Enrollment into the Centennial School District- ( NOW CLOSED )

Oregon law requires each school district to decide annually by MARCH 1 whether they will accept open enrollment applications for the following school year from students living outside the requested school boundaries.Each district decides how many spots they will fill at each school. This transfer request is different than an inter district request because the student applying does not need to request approval to leave their current school or district. Those admitted are considered permanent residents of the Centennial School district until the 12th grade or until they choose to leave the district.

After reviewing capacity and current enrollment, the district has approved 125 open enrollment slots in grades K-12. Due to capacity and projected numbers Butler Creek Elementary, Lynch Meadows Elementary, Centennial Middle School, Centennial High School 11th and 12th grade and Centennial Transition school will not be accepting students under open enrollment.

To apply for open enrollment please fill out the open enrollment form from March 1,2017-April 1 2017 and return it to the Centennial School District office by April 1 2017.


 Midyear Move Transfers – If you moved after June 16, 2017

Summer move transfers are granted for one school year (2017/18) for students who move during the summer and have missed the Inter district transfer process.

If you move OUT of the Centennial School District boundaries after June 16th, 2017  into another school district you may remain with Centennial School District for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year. This transfer is good ONLY for the remainder of the current school year 2017-18. Please fill out the Summer move application below and return it to our district office. We also recommend you contact your new resident home school to let them know you have moved into there school districts boundaries.

Summer/Midyear Application Form Into Centennial School District – Click Here

If you move INTO the Centennial School District boundaries and you would like too remain at your previous school outside of our district, please fill out the Summer move application below and return it to the Centennial School Districts main office. This release is approved only  for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year. To extend this transfer to additional years you will need to apply for an inter district release in the summer of 2018.

Summer/Midyear  Application Form Out of Centennial School District –  Click Here 


Addition Transfer Information 

The Centennial School District understands that all school districts determine individual district transfer guidelines and dates. This process may be confusing or frustrating to families. For more information please contact the transfer secretary, Angie at the district office or e-mail her at angela_colantino@csd28j.org .

ODE Inter district Transfer FAQ

ODE Transfers Between Districts Information 

Centennial School District Attendance Area Map