Bethel School District

Student Transfers

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In-District Transfers

Transfers are required for students to attend a school other than their neighborhood school – the school assigned based on the parent/guardian’s legal address of residence.  

If your student currently attends a school in Bethel School District and you would like to transfer your student to another Bethel School, click below. 

Transfer Window

Bethel students who want to attend a school other than their neighborhood school, as well as out-of-district students who want to attend a Bethel school next fall (2022-2023 school year) can apply for in-district or interdistrict transfers beginning March 1 through March 31. Families who apply during this initial period should receive information about their transfer request by the beginning of May.

A second transfer window is open from May 11 through May 27 so that families will know sooner whether their student’s transfer request has been accepted or denied. This also allows the district to better plan for the upcoming school year. Those who submit transfer paperwork between April 1 and May 27 can expect to hear back from the district regarding their transfer status before the last day of school on Friday, June 17.

Families who miss the first two transfer windows may still submit transfer paperwork through August 15. Summer transfer requests will be processed and families will be informed by Friday, Sept. 2.

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Interdistrict Transfers

The interdistrict transfer process applies to non-Bethel residents who wish to transfer into Bethel School District, or to Bethel resident students who wish to transfer to other districts. 

The interdistrict transfer process is governed by state laws as well as district policies. Interdistrict Transfers require that the student’s home district consent to the transfer. If a transfer request into our district is approved, Bethel will then contact the student’s home district to seek consent to the transfer.

Transfers will be honored for as long as the student attends their approved school. A new transfer request must be submitted once a student moves from one school to another (elementary to middle, middle to high school, etc.) Transfers are also contingent upon the student meeting attendance and behavioral expectations.

Interdistrict transfers will be evaluated on several factors, especially the space available. Some Bethel schools may not have space available to accommodate transfers due to a lack of openings. Incomplete transfer requests may be denied without consideration or appeal. There are no guarantees of approval.


Transportation of students on transfers is the responsibility of the transferred student and family.

Students will be allowed access to transportation if they can get to an existing Bethel bus stop on an established route for the school they will be attending.

Other Transfers

Students who are experiencing homelessness should contact their school counselor or principal to determine if they qualify for support through provisions of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act.

Transfer applications requested for emergencies and hardships are subject to available space and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


If you have any questions about student transfers, please call the District Office at 541-689-3280.