Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Saddleback Mountains overlooking RSM Lake

School Choice Intra-District Transfer

The Secondary (incoming 7th - 12th grade) School Choice application window will open January 6, 2020.  This process is for SVUSD residents who want to transfer their student in the 2020-2021 school year to another school within SVUSD.

You can apply online with the link below January 6, 2020 through February 7, 2020. The application will close at 4:30 p.m. on February 7, 2020.

The School Choice Intra-District Transfer application process and timeline for the 2020-2021 school year are as follows:

Grade Level
Application Dates 
Submit Application by 4:30 PM
Status Letters Sent
Schools with Limited Space or Closed to School Choice

Secondary

Entering Grades 7-12

January 6, 2020
through
February 7, 2020

 

February 7, 2020

March 11, 2020

 

All secondary schools are open to School Choice

 

Elementary

Entering Grades K-6

February 10, 2020
through

March 6, 2020

March 6, 2020 April 9, 2020

Foothill Ranch Elementary

Only open to students with siblings who currently attend

 

 

School Choice Intra-District Transfer only applies to students who live within the Saddleback Valley Unified School District attendance boundaries. If you live outside of the SVUSD you will need to apply for an Inter-District Transfer from your resident district. Requests for placement will not be done on a first-come, first-serve basis, instead will be approved using an unbiased random selection process and only if space is available at the school requested.

Note: This is the only process in which to request a transfer from your school of residence.

Please complete one application per student.

  • Students may request a 1st and 2nd choice of schools.
  • Once the application is approved the choice school will become your school of resident throughout the level, K-6, 7-8, 9-12. The district is unable to hold a space for your student at more than one school. Please give this consideration before submitting a School Choice Intra-District Transfer application.
  • IF YOUR STUDENT IS NOT CURRENTLY ATTENDING SCHOOL IN SVUSD you will need to attach a current electric, gas, water bill or a rental/mortgage statement which clearly indicates your current address. (Your application will not be processed without this.)
  • Secondary (entering grades 7-12) Notification: Status letters will be mailed home on March 11, 2020. Secondary applications will be approved or denied. No waitlist will be established.
  • Elementary (entering grades K-6) Notification: Status letters will be mailed home on April 9, 2020. Elementary applications will be approved or denied. No waitlist will be established.

If you  have further questions you may email us at student.transfers@svusd.org or call us at 949-580-3400

 

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