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  • Open/Transfer Enrollment

    The Open/Transfer Enrollment period for the 2019-2020 school year has 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 printed through the link at the bottom of this page. Transfer Office hours during the Open Enrollment Transfer Period: Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 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 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.


    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": Transfers for those students who are assigned to attend or are currently attending a Title I, Program Improvement school. A Program Improvement school is a school that has not made adequate yearly academic growth for two consecutive years as determined by the California Department of Education. Requested school should be a school that is not Program Improvement.  
    2. Sibling (brother or sister) transfers are considered only if they would be in attendance at the same time at the requested school. Must provide proof of sibling’s current enrollment. (Having a sibling at the school requested does not guarantee that a transfer will be granted.)
    3. Program transfers (applicable only to secondary schools) except for Bilingual Programs). A student may transfer to participate in a program if the course is not offered at the high school of residence. Must list program and attach a program description.
    4. A student may be given priority for attendance outside his/her current attendance area when special circumstances exist that may be harmful or dangerous to that particular student. Harmful or dangerous special circumstances shall be identified pursuant to law and district administrative regulations. (Must submit documentation i.e. Police or school administrator’s report)

    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.


    English Appeal Form 19-20