Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Saddleback Mountains overlooking RSM Lake

School Choice Intra-District Transfer

Now closed for the 2021-2022 School Year

The School Choice Intra-District Transfer is the process for SVUSD residents who want to transfer their student to another school within SVUSD.

Elementary School Choice

Elementary School Choice dates are January 3, 2022-January 21, 2022 for incoming Kinders through 6th grade for the 2022-2023 school year.

Foothill Elementary and Melinda Heights Elementary are open to siblings only 

Secondary School Choice

Secondary School Choice dates are January 17, 2022- February 4, 2022 for incoming students 7th - 12th grade for the 2022-2023 school year.

All schools are open

 

School Choice Intra-District Transfer only applies to students who live within the Saddleback Valley Unified School District attendance boundaries. Requests for placement will not be done on a first-come, first-serve basis, instead will be approved using an unbiased random Lottery selection process and only if space is available at the school requested.  This is the only process in which to request a transfer from your school of residence.

If you live outside of the SVUSD you will need to apply for an Inter-District Transfer from your resident district. 

 

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.)
  • Elementary (entering grades K-6) Notification: Status letters will be mailed home on February 28, 2022. Elementary applications will be approved or denied. No waitlist will be established.
  • Secondary (entering grades 7-12) Notification: Status letters will be mailed home on March 18, 2022. Secondary 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.

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