Programs & Services
Programs & Services
Voluntary Transfer Program
The District’s Voluntary Transfer Program affords parents and students the opportunity to apply for admission to schools outside of their neighborhood.
Applications may be submitted beginning the third Monday in September through the last Friday of October of the current school year for admission in the following school year.
All students K-11, including English language learners and children with disabilities can utilize the Voluntary Transfer Program to apply to special admission, citywide admission, and other neighborhood schools within the School District of Philadelphia.
The Voluntary Transfer Program allows students to not only apply to Special Admission and or City Wide High Schools, but to Special Admission Middle Schools like:
For more information on the School District of Philadelphia's Voluntary Transfer Program, please click here.
See the the following documents:
High School Admissions Program
Did you know that a variety of educational options are available for high school students within the School District of Philadelphia? To take advantage of these opportunities, parents and students may apply for admission to high schools outside of their neighborhood through the High School Admissions Program.
Students in 8th grade, including English language learners and children with disabilities can utilize the High School Admissions Program to apply to special admission, citywide admission, and other neighborhood schools within the School District of Philadelphia.To explore the options the School District of Philadelphia has to offer for high school students, please reference the 2013 High School Directory.
The deadline for students and their families to submit High School.
All applications mailed to the Office of Student Enrollment and Placement MUST be postmarked by November 30, 2012. Applications received via mail by the Office of Student Enrollment and Placement AFTER this postmark date will not be accepted!
School Choice Transfer
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 allows parents of students enrolled in a School Improvement and/or Persistently Dangerous school to apply for a transfer through the School Choice Program. To apply for a transfer under NCLB, students must be eligible to participate. The School District will notify parents of each eligible student and provide a list of School District Public Schools that are not in School Improvement and/or identified as Persistently Dangerous.
For application timeline, contact the Title I office:
Return to Neighborhood Transfers
Students who attend Citywide Admission and or Special Admission schools have the right to submit an application to attend the school within the boundary lines of the legal residence of their parent or legal guardian.
This process lasts from the first day of school until the end of the third business week in December and can be done at the students current school or at the Office of Student Enrollment and Placement.
Transfers from Persistently Dangerous Schools
EH-36E Transfers are transfers for extenuating circumstances and must meet the following guidelines:
This transfer is created at the student’s school, Academic Division of that School or the Parent/Family Resource Center and processed through the Office of Student Enrollment and Placement.
Parents may submit an EH-36E transfer to “OPT-OUT” of a school that has been identified by the state of Pennsylvania as Persistently Dangerous. The EH-36E form is submitted at the school level and will be processed by the Office of Student Enrollment and Placement.
Parents of children who attend schools that have been designated as Persistantly Dangerous will be sent notification and initiatives which the school will exercise in order to change the schools designation for the following school year.
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