Enrollment & Transfers
New Family Enrollment, including TK & Kindergarten now openPriority Transfer Enrollment is Now Closed
The Priority Transfer, formerly open transfer/enrollment, process for the 2020-2021 school year is closed.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District assigns students to schools according to designated attendance areas.One of the following conditions must be met in order to establish residence within WCCUSD:
- Residing in the attendance area
- Residency of students in foster care
- Residency of students with guardian
- Homeless children are not subject to residency requirements
The Governing Board desires to provide transfer options that meet the diverse needs and interest of district students. Transfer applications may be obtained from the office of any school, the Transfer Office, or it can be downloaded and printed through the Inter-district Forms section. Transfer Office hours during the Priority Transfer, formerly Open Enrollment Transfer, Period: Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.If you wish for your child to be considered for a transfer to a school that is not your resident school according to your address, please read the guidelines stated below, complete the Priority Transfer, formerly open enrollment transfer Application form (Español), and provide one current utility bill as address verification. Acceptable forms of address verification are PG&E, water or garbage bills. Utility bills must be under parents/guardian’s name and cannot be older than 45 days.
Priority Transfer/Enrollment Selection Process
Priority transfer, formerly open enrollment transfers, are subject to space availability at the requested school. WCCUSD anticipates that not all schools will have space for transfers. All requests will be considered in an unbiased random selection process according to priority to determine which pupils will be approved for transfers.
Transfer requests will be considered according to the following priorities [bp 5116.1]:
1. "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001":
2. Sibling (brother or sister) transfers
3. Program transfers (applicable only to secondary schools)
4. A student may be given priority
If you are requesting a transfer during our open enrollment period and do not qualify for any of the 3 priorities, you must submit a statement, any supporting documentation, and your application will be reviewed in a case by case scenario.
Open Enrollment Transfer denial on new applications may be appealed by submitting a statement and providing a copy of you denial notice to the Transfer Office within 14 days of denial notice date. Appeals will be reviewed by the Associate Superintendent or designee. Find the forms to the right of this page.
NEW FAMILY REGISTRATION
FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Student Transfer Office
1108 Bissell Ave, Room 108
Richmond, CA 94801
Phone: (510) 307-4535
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch from 1 - 2 p.m.