Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Saddleback Mountains overlooking RSM Lake

School Choice Intra-District Transfer

The Elementary (incoming Kindergarten - 6th grade) School Choice application window will open January 4, 2021.  This process is for SVUSD residents who want to transfer their student in the 2021-2022 school year to another school within SVUSD.

You can apply online with the link below January 4, 2021 through January 22, 2021. The application will close at 4:30 p.m. on January 22, 2021.

The School Choice Intra-District Transfer application process and timeline for the 2021-2022 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

Elementary

Entering Grades K-6

January 4, 2021
through
January 22, 2021

 

January 22, 2021

February 26, 2021

 

  • Foothill Elementary

(Open to siblings only)

  • Melinda Heights Elementary (Limited Capacity)

Secondary

Entering Grades

7-12

January 25, 2021
through February 12, 2021

February 12, 2021 March 12, 2021

All Schools are Open

 

 

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.)
  • Elementary (entering grades K-6) Notification: Status letters will be mailed home on February 26, 2021. 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 12, 2021. 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 or call us at 949-580-3400

 

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