Intradistrict transfers – Now Closed
Interdistrict transfer out of the Centennial School District – Now Closed
2023-24 School Year TBD - Please revisit this web page in Spring for next year’s transfer information, timelines and applications.
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.
There are state laws that govern the interdistrict transfer process. Interdistrict 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 interdistrict transfers, and late applications can be denied. Generally, transfer decisions are made in the spring and summer for the following school year.
Transportation on all transfers will be solely the responsibility of the students’ parent/ guardian. Students may always return to their home schools at any time. However, this may void your current transfer.
2022-23 Summer / Midyear Moves – Did you move during the year?
Midyear move transfers are granted for one school year (2022-23) for students who move after June 18, during the summer or during the school year and have missed the interdistrict transfer process.
If you move INTO the Centennial School District boundaries after June 18, 2022 (therefore missing the application process for interdistrict transfers out of the Centennial School District) and wish to remain at your last attended school please contact that schools district office transfer department for options.
If you move OUT of the Centennial School District boundaries after June 18, 2022 into another school district you may remain with Centennial School District for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year. Please notify your school secretary of your new address. This transfer is good ONLY for the 2022-23 School Year and transportation is the responsibility of the family.
Students who move across state lines will need to register with their home school district.
Intradistrict Transfer Requests - Now Closed - Transferring Schools Within the Centennial School District
Students who currently live within the Centennial School District boundaries may request to attend another school within our district. Specific schools and grades available will be based on individual schools and space. Please note schools will be closed during the summer and decisions may not be made until late August. Adequate space and staff availability must be available at the appropriate grade level.
The following conditions will be considered:
- Adequate space and staff availability must be available at the appropriate grade level.
- The parent must provide transportation to and from school.
- Appropriateness of the educational need.
- All approved transfers are contingent upon adherence to school behavioral, attendance, and punctuality - guidelines.
Duration of this transfer is through the highest grade level at that school. Transportation on all transfers will be solely the responsibility of the students’ parents/ guardians.
Interdistrict Transfer Requests Into The Centennial School District
A limited number of students will be accepted into the Centennial School district for the 2022-23 school year. Specific schools and grades available are based on the individual schools.
Families must contact their resident home school district to request an interdistrict transfer release out of that district. That release will work as the application request into the Centennial School District and there is no additional paperwork needed other than your release from your home district. Transfers into the district will be accepted on a first come first serve basis and families will be notified after processing the request.
Due to capacity and projected numbers for the 2022-23 school year the Centennial School District will not be offering any slots at Butler Creek Elementary, Parklane Elementary and Centennial Transition Center. In addition, OPEN School East is a contracted service and we will not be accepting direct transfers to that school. If you have an incoming kindergartener of a closed school and you wish to join siblings with current transfers to a closed school, please proceed with the transfer process. The district will take this into consideration.
Interdistrict 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 interdistrict 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 lottery will be held.
Students who were enrolled in their requested district’s as 11 graders in the 2021-22 school year or students who have siblings already enrolled and have received a transfer in the requested school will not need to participate in the lottery and will be released from the Centennial School District through the application process.
If you do not meet the criteria above, the Centennial School District will release up to 30 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 email. The Centennial School District will forward your paperwork to your requested district.
Releases out of a district are good through grade 12 while continuously attending the requested school district. The non-resident district will determine the length of transfer in that district.
If we receive more than 30 out-of-district transfer requests, a lottery will be held after June 27, 2022. Please allow adequate time to process these requests at the end of the application timeline. You will be notified of the district's decision after the application dates close in July 2022.
Enrollment in an out of District Public Charter School
If you are interested in an online school outside of the Centennial School District, please follow the registration process with that school. The Centennial School District follows the Oregon Department of Education and may deny your request if we have reached our 3% cap. Based on this information the district is currently denying intent to enroll requests for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school year based on continued enrollment into these programs.
Charter School Intent to enroll must be sent to Angela_colantino@csd28j.org
Additional Transfer information
Centennial School District Interdistrict Policy: JECF-AF JECF
Oregon Department of Education: Interdistrict Transfer FAQ ODE Transfer Page
Oregon Department of Education: ODE: Charter School Page
Multnomah Education Service District : MESD home Schooling page