02-25-14: School transfer application deadline extended for eighth graders
02-25-14: School transfer application deadline extended for eighth graders
Posted on 02/25/2014

Eighth graders have until June 2, 2014 to submit in-district transfer applications for optimal placement in the 2014-15 school year.

 

The board agreed on January 6 to extend the application deadline for eighth graders to allow more time to notify families about a change to in-district transfer requirements for that grade level only.

 

Eighth graders who plan to attend a high school not in their home attendance area as a tenth grader, but participate in high school athletics at that school as a ninth grader, must submit an in-district transfer application by June 2.

 

Beginning in fall 2014, ninth graders will have an opportunity for the first time to compete in all high school sports.

 

The school board agreed last spring to include ninth-grade athletics as part of the high school interscholastic sport program, effective in fall 2014. A task force has been meeting since then to determine how to best implement the new 9-12 athletic program.

 

School board policy prohibits students from transferring to a high school outside of their attendance area based on athletics only. To learn more about who is eligible for in-district transfers, view the 2014-15:

 

Junior High "Intra-District Transfer Application"

High School “Intra-District Transfer Application

 

The deadline has passed for all other junior high and high school students to submit in-district transfer applications for optimal placement in the 2014-15 school year.

 

Elementary school in-district transfers

 

March 5 is the deadline to submit elementary level transfer applications within the Puyallup School District. The 2014-15 Elementary Intra-District Transfer Application Form is available on the school district website and in all district schools.

 

In-district students in all grades who are already attending a school on a transfer do not need to resubmit an application unless they plan to change schools.

 

Click to read January 2014 Connections article titled "Community forums in March address 9-12 athletic program."