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Student Transfer Information

Student Transfer Requests 

Student Transfer Information


The online transfer window is closed for the 2020-2021 school year. Paper transfer requests can be processed through your campus registrar. Paper transfer requests will be considered for new to district students and students of employees. If a special circumstance arises resulting in a request to transfer, please contact your school counselor or assistant principal.

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In Leander ISD, we believe students receive a quality education regardless of the campus they attend; however, we understand there are circumstances when a parent may desire for their child to attend a school other than the campus they are currently assigned. The transfer window for the 2020–21 school is March 1–31.

Please review the following information regarding the type of transfer available and the application process for 2020-2021:

*NEW* Previously approved transfer students remaining at the same campus WILL NOT need to reapply or pay another application fee, as they will be automatically approved for the next year if the student is in good standing*.

If the previously approved transfer student is changing campuses – moving from fifth grade to sixth grade or from eighth grade to ninth grade – they WILL need to apply and pay the application fee if their desired campus is different from their zoned campus.

正规体育投注If the previously approved transfer student wishes to return to their zoned campus, please contact the campus registrar.

*Good standing is determined through a district and campus review of attendance, grades and discipline.

Additional Information for Previously Approved Transfers

In-district Transfer Requests

Voluntary Parent-Choice Transfers

This type of transfer is for students who:

  • live within the boundaries of Leander ISD; and
  • request a transfer to a school not assigned to the student's place of residence. (Refer to the to determine your zoned campus)

*NEW* Previously approved transfer students remaining at the same campus WILL NOT正规体育投注 need to reapply or pay another application fee, as they will be automatically approved for the next year if the student is in good standing*.

If the previously approved transfer student is changing campuses – moving from fifth grade to sixth grade or from eighth grade to ninth grade – they WILL need to apply and pay the application fee if their desired campus is different from their zoned campus.

If the previously approved transfer student wishes to return to their zoned campus, please contact the campus registrar.

*Good standing is determined through a district and campus review of attendance, grades and discipline.

正规体育投注Please read the following information regarding a voluntary transfer:

  • All voluntary parent-choice student transfer applications are assessed a $30 processing fee that must be paid prior to the review of the transfer application.
    • Students participating in the federal free lunch program are not assessed a processing fee.
    • Students participating in the federal reduced-price lunch program are assessed a $10 processing fee.
  • The fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee the transfer request will be approved.
  • Students must be in good academic, behavior and attendance standing at their home campus to qualify for a Voluntary Parent-Choice Transfer.
  • If the transfer is approved, students must maintain good academic, behavior, and attendance standing or the approved transfer may be revoked requiring the student to return to their home campus.
  • If the transfer is approved, Voluntary Parent-Choice Transfers are NOT eligible for district provided transportation.

Reverse Moratorium for Danielson Middle School

正规体育投注Transfers out of Danielson MS will not be granted unless the student will be in 8th grade for the 2020–2021 year. An 8th grade student zoned for Danielson Middle School must request a transfer and pay the application fee to remain at his or her current campus. Incoming 6th or 7th grade siblings of an incoming 8th grade student zoned for Danielson MS, who has applied for a transfer, must also apply for a transfer and pay the application fee for each sibling desiring to remain at their current campus.

Current 6th- and 7th-graders rezoned from an existing middle school to another existing middle school WILL need to apply for a transfer and pay the application fee to remain at their current campus. Transfers are subject to the requested campus being open for transfer.

Program Transfer Requests

This type of transfer is for students who:

  • request to attend a school with a specific program offered at the transfer campus that is not available at the student’s zoned home campus. Program transfers must be approved by the appropriate department and campus. Please see the list below for programs available for this type of transfer.

On-campus Application

正规体育投注Students requesting a transfer for the programs listed below should contact the campus registrar of the student's home (zoned) campus. That campus registrar will process the transfer application.

  • PSLP – Preschool Speech & Language Program
  • ELL – English Language Learners
  • ELE/SLE – Early Learning Environment / Structured Learning Environment
  • LEIP – Language Enrichment Intervention Program
  • IB PYP (Primary Years Programme) at Grandview Hills and Mason elementary schools.
  • DLE – Dual Language Enrichment Program
  • Out-of-district pending residency
  • Out-of-district employee new to Leander ISD

Students interested in the IB Diploma Programme at Leander HS and Vandegrift HS will complete the IB application and transfer process through their IB coordinator.

New Students to LISD desiring a transfer

This type of transfer is for students who:

  • new to Leander ISD;
  • live within boundaries of Leander ISD; and
  • request a transfer to a school not assigned to the student's place of residence. (Refer to the to determine your zoned campus)

Note: Students new to Leander ISD in the 2020-2021 school year must first register at their zoned home campus. Once completed, a transfer request may be submitted.

Schools Open / Closed for Transfer Requests for the 2020–21 School Year

正规体育投注Due to the rapid growth in Leander ISD, space and staffing availability will be evaluated in each grade level/program and transfers will be approved based on this evaluation.

If a transfer application is submitted for a closed campus, the processing fee is NOT refundable.

*NEW* Previously approved transfer students remaining at the same campus will be automatically approved regardless of the open / closed status of that campus.

Please review the list below of closed and open campuses for the 2020–21 school year. This list is subject to change and will be updated on this site.

As of 07/28/2020

Open or on Watch List

Campuses accepting student transfer requests for the 2020–21 school year

Elementary
    Cox
    Cypress
    Deer Creek
    Faubion
    Giddens (Watch List)
    Grandview Hills
    Larkspur
    Laura Welch Bush (Watch List)
    Naumann
    River Ridge
Middle School
    Canyon Ridge
    Four Points
    Leander
    Wiley
High School
    Cedar Park
    Glenn
    Leander
    Rouse
    Vandegrift (Watch List)

Closed List

Campuses NOT accepting student transfer requests for the 2020–21 school year
Note: *Except for IB program transfers

Elementary School
    Akin
    Bagdad
    Block House Creek
    Camacho
    Knowles
    Mason*
    Parkside
    Plain
    Pleasant Hill
    Reagan
    Reed
    River Place
    Rutledge
    Steiner Ranch
    Westside
    Whitestone
    Winkley
Middle School
    Cedar Park
    Danielson (Reverse Moratoria)
    Henry
    Running Brushy
    Stiles
High School
    Vista Ridge

Reverse Moratorium for Danielson Middle School

正规体育投注Transfers out of Danielson MS will not be granted unless the student will be in 8th grade for the 2020–2021 year. An 8th grade student zoned for Danielson MS must request a transfer and pay the application fee to remain at his or her current campus. Incoming 6th or 7th grade siblings – of an incoming 8th grade student zoned for Danielson Middle School who applied for a transfer to remain at their current campus – must also apply for a transfer and pay the application fee for each sibling desiring to remain at their current campus.

Current 6th- and 7th-graders rezoned from an existing middle school to another existing middle school WILL need to apply for a transfer and pay the application fee to remain at their current campus. Transfers are subject to the requested campus being open for transfer.

Student Transfer Application
正规体育投注 At this time, we are no longer accepting online transfer applications.

Out-of-district Transfer Requests

Leander ISD does not正规体育投注 accept out-of-district transfer requests pursuant to Board Policy FDA(local), except in the following cases:

  • The student is a child of a current Leander ISD employee. (Campus assignment will depend on space and staffing availability.)
  • Students moving into the district within 60 days with proof of residency and move-in date provided.
  • Resident students who move out of the district during the school year may continue until the end of the current semester only.
  • If transfer is approved, student must maintain good academic, behavior, and attendance standing or the approved transfer may be revoked requiring the student to return to their home campus.
  • If transfer is approved, out-of-district transfers are not eligible for district provided transportation.
Transfer Application

Student Transfer Application
At this time, we are no longer accepting online transfer applications.

Transfer applications for 1st through 12th grade students during the 2020–21 school year

  • Application may be submitted between March 1, 2020 and March 31, 2020. (Please complete an online application, if possible. Paper transfer forms will be available at the campus, if needed.)
  • Parents will be notified whether the request was accepted or denied by April 17, 2020.

 

Transfer applications for kindergarten students during the 2020–21 school year

  • Applications will be accepted from April 24–May 10 upon the completion of kindergarten registration. Parents will be notified by May 15.
    Please contact the campus registrar for a paper transfer request.

 

Transfer applications for prekindergarten students during the 2020-2021 school year

 

Transfer Priority Information

Upon receipt of the application and process fee, the transfer application will be reviewed as well as the priority of transfer. Transfer priority levels are listed below:

  • Program transfers (High School IB only — Leander HS and Vandegrift HS)
  • Existing transfer students at the campus requested
  • Incoming siblings of existing transfer students
  • Students of LISD employees who work at the requested campus
  • Students of LISD employees who do not work at the requested campus

*NEW* Previously approved transfer students remaining at the same campus WILL NOT正规体育投注 need to reapply or pay another application fee, as they will be automatically approved for the next year if the student is in good standing*.

If the previously approved transfer student is changing campuses – moving from fifth grade to sixth grade or from eighth grade to ninth grade – they WILL need to apply and pay the application fee if their desired campus is different from their zoned campus.

If the previously approved transfer student wishes to return to their zoned campus, please contact the campus registrar.

*Good standing is determined through a district and campus review of attendance, grades and discipline.