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2024-2025 Intra District Transfer Application (UPDATED: 1/2024) 

An Intra District Transfer is when a parent/guardian wishes to register, admit, or enroll their student(s) at a school other than the designated school that is in their attendance area within the BPSD district. It is now the time of year when parents/guardians may submit requests to transfer their child/children to a BPSD school that is not their school of residence for the upcoming school year. Below are the timelines along with reminders on legal guidance and requirements. Unless otherwise specified in law, transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. All applications for the 2024-2025 school year are available online only. The deadline for our Intra District Priority Window is February 9, 2024.

All new Intra District Transfer applications submitted during January 8 - February 9, 2024. Priority Window will be treated with equal priority. Applications submitted after February 10, 2024 will only be considered if space is still available at the requested school, grade, and program. Impacted schools (defined by schools that have higher enrollment than projected enrollment thus considered at full capacity) may not have additional spots for 2024-2025. See BPSD Board Policy, 5116.1 Students for more information.


If you are requesting that your child remain at the same school they were transferred and accepted to in 2023-2024, you DO NOT need to complete a 2024-2025 Intra District Transfer request form. If you are requesting a transfer for a BPSD school that your child does not currently attend, and you would like your child to attend that school during the 24/25 school year, please complete the 2024-2025 Intra District Transfer form below.


EC 35160.5; BP 5116.1 

Parents may apply to enroll their children in another district school regardless of the location of their residence within the District through Open Enrollment.

The following are details:

1. The Priority Window to submit applications for the 2024-2025 school year is January 8, 2024 through February 9, 2024.

2. Applications received on or after the Priority Window will be accepted, however, parents/guardians who apply after the Priority Window may not be informed until early August of the 2024-2025 school year due to enrollment and staffing. 

3. If there are more requests than there are spaces available, a random drawing will be held from the applicant pool. Remaining student names will still be drawn and placed on a waitlist that will be monitored by the district. 

4. Enrollment decisions will not be based on a student’s academic or athletic performance; however, existing entrance criteria for specialized programs may be used.

5. Once approved and enrolled, the student may continue to attend through the completion of the highest grade served at the school. 



All applications for the 2024-2025 school year are available online only. The deadline for our 2024-2025 priority window is February 9, 2024 at 4:30pm.


The following information below provides details regarding BPSD's Inter District Transfers and Appeal process.

Education Code Section 46600 and Buena Park School District Governing Board Policy 5117 provide for a process to release students that reside in the Buena Park School District to another school district as approved under specific circumstances. Based on Board Policy and the Interdistrict Transfer Agreement Terms and Conditions, students may be released from the Buena Park School District for the following reasons:

• After considering the average daily attendance and fiscal concerns, the District’s limitation of the number of transfers out of the district, as set forth in Education Code Section 48307, has not been reached

• The District has not met the parent employment requirements as set forth in Education Code Section 48204(b)

• Substantial hardship which requires the student’s attendance in the requested district has been established

• A sibling is attending the requested district

• Student is in the 5th or 8th grade and requesting to attend a school in order to complete the final year with a promoting class

• The District does not offer the specific educational program requested in the transfer

Inter-district Transfer Appeal Process: When a parent/guardian’s request for an out of district transfer is denied, a written explanation for the denial will be provided to the parent or guardian. The parent or guardian may initiate an appeal of the Inter-District Transfer denial. All appeals shall be made in the sequence as follows after receipt of your Inter-District Transfer Decision

First Appeal (in writing): In writing within 10 days of initial denial

• Call: (714) 522-8412 to notify of your intent to appeal or email us at if you would like to reach us via email.

• Parent must complete and submit BPSD Interdistrict Denial Appeal form to the District Appeals Committee for appeal review. The District Appeals Committee will make a recommendation to the BPSD Board of Education.

• Submit BPSD Interdistrict Denial Appeal Form within ten (10) calendar days to:

Attn: Madeline Morrison
Director, Student & Community Services
6885 Orangethorpe Avenue Buena Park, CA, 90620

Second Appeal with OCDE: Within 30 days of BPSD Board decision (Education Code §46601) • If you disagree with the BPSD Governing Board decision, you may initiate an appeal with the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE). Please contact OCDE within the thirty (30) calendar days from the date of your denial letter to stay within the transfer timelines and procedures.

Do you work in Buena Park? Your children can attend one of our remarkable schools!

Allen Bill Letter and Permit

Frequently Asked Questions on Inter & Intra District Transfer Requests

  • What is the difference between and Intra and an Inter District Transfer?
    • An Intra District transfer is a transfer within Buena Park School District from one school to another school. 
    • An Inter District transfer permit is a transfer from one school district to another school district.


  • What form do I need?
    • I want to transfer to another school within Buena Park School District: Intra District Transfer Request Form
    • I want to transfer out of Buena Park School District to another school district: Inter District Transfer Request Form
    • I want to transfer to Buena Park School District from another school district: Inter District Transfer Request Form.


  • I live outside of the BPSD attendance area. How do I enroll in your district?
    • If you live in another school district attendance area and would like to attend one of our schools in BPSD, you will need to start the transfer process at the district office where you live. Completed forms are turned in to your district for processing. Your resident district will review, approve, or deny the request. It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to submit this completed form to the BPSD Office of Student & Community Services for review to approve or deny the request. SCS will notify you of the decision after your request goes to the Governing School Board.


  • How do I submit a BPSD Intra District Transfer request form?
    • Once completed, transfer request forms can be submitted several different ways:
    • DURING the Priority Window (January 8, 2024 - February 9, 2024; online only
    • AFTER the Priority Window (February 10, 2024 and beyond), online only
    • Please be sure that the form is filled out completely and print is legible. We must be able to read your information or it will delay processing.
  • How is my Inter District Transfer processed?
    • Once a request is received, it must be reviewed by district administration. The School Board makes the final decision on all transfer requests. Processing times for incoming transfers vary depending on the time of year it is received. 
    • The Inter District Transfer request is a two-part process. BPSD first must review the request and deny or approve to release the student. If that permission is granted (approved), the transfer is sent to the requested district. At that point, the final decision is up to the requested district. They will contact you with their decision. 
  • How will I know the status of my transfer request?
    • You will be notified via U.S. Mail once the transfer request is ratified by the BPSD School Board.
    • If you are requesting to transfer from BPSD to another school district, that school district will notify you once it is finalized from that district. BPSD will not contact you. 
  • How often do I need to submit a transfer request?
    • If you are attending a school in our district through an Inter District Transfer, it must be renewed EVERY YEAR. Inter District Transfer requests are only good for the school year. These paper-based forms are available at the district office, starting in mid-February of every school year. The Inter District Transfer request form is not online. 
    • If you were approved and released from BPSD on an Inter District transfer, your transfer request must be renewed EVERY SCHOOL YEAR. Inter-district transfer requests to leave BPSD are only good for one school year.
  • Can my transfer request be revoked?
    • Transfer Agreements may be revoked for violation of state laws or district/school rules and regulations. Parents will be notified if a permit is recommended for revocation.
    • Inter District Transfer students must comply with the following:
      1. Student must maintain a satisfactory record of daily attendance. Repeated tardiness and unexcused absences may result in District revocation of this agreement.
      2. Student must maintain a satisfactory record of citizenship and behavior. 
      3. Student must maintain a satisfactory record of academic progress. Grades of less than average progress will be cause for student/parent/teacher/administrator review. It is expected that all students will complete daily assignments and homework as assigned in at least a satisfactory manner.
  • Do I have any options if my transfer request is denied?
    • A parent may appeal a school district’s decision regarding a request for Inter District Transfer. See Inter District Appeals for more information.