Priority Transfers

Requests for sibling, tracking or majority-to-minority (to non-frozen schools) priority transfers must be received no earlier than Jan. 2, 2018, and no later than Jan. 31, 2018. Requests must be either date/time stamped or postmarked no earlier than Jan. 2, 2018, and no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2018. All priority transfers will be approved based on available space. Priority transfers will not be approved to frozen schools. 

Sibling Transfer

A sibling transfer request can be made for siblings of students who are, or will be, attending the requested school at the same time on an approved transfer. Sibling transfers will be approved based on available space (i.e., non-frozen schools).

Tracking Transfer

Students who have transferred to another school and who have a history of at least two unbroken years of attendance in the two highest grades offered at the school, may request a tracking transfer to the next level (i.e., to a middle school from an elementary school or to a high school from a middle school) in order to remain with their peers. This provision does not apply to a student who has moved who wishes to seek a transfer back to the same school. In this case, the student should seek a general transfer, and all requirements of the transfer policy shall apply. Tracking transfers will be approved based on available space (i.e., non-frozen schools).

Majority-to-Minority Transfer

Students may transfer from a school where the student's ethnic group is more than 50 percent of the school's population to a school where the student's ethnic group is less than 50 percent of the school's population. The purpose of the majority-to-minority transfer is to complement the district's student assignments and promote diversity. For the purpose of majority-to-minority transfers, two ethnic groups are defined as 1) black (and not of Hispanic origin) and Hispanic students and 2) American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander and white (and not of Hispanic origin) students. Majority-to-minority transfers are approved based on available space (i.e., non-frozen schools).

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THE TRANSFER POLICY (FDB (L))
(Revised by the AISD Board of Trustees April 27, 2015)