K-8 & High School Transfer Program



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K-8 Transfer Program
The Syracuse City School District K – 8 Transfer Program provides parents and guardians the opportunity to request that their child receive a transfer to another school within the district. Students must meet one of the transfer criteria listed below in order to be considered for a transfer.

At a glance...
Grade Level When am I eligible to apply for a transfer? How and when will I be notified?
Kindergarten Transfer
  • To join a sibling at another school
  • To attend another school in the same quadrant
Via Letter, June 21, 2019
Grades 1-8 Transfer
  • To return to the zoned neighborhood school, where a sibling attends
  • To return to the zoned neighborhood school
  • To join a sibling at another school
  • To attend another school in the same quadrant
Via Letter, June 21, 2019
High School Transfer
 
  • To return to the zoned neighborhood school, where a sibling attends
  • To return to the zoned neighborhood school
  • To join a sibling at another school
  • Students Currently Attending Frazer or Westside Academy at Blodgett, or students who live in the West Quadrant and attend CORE, ELMS, or Grant.
Via Letter, June 21, 2019

Click here to view the 2019-2020 school year registration and notification timeline.

Families of students who will be entering kindergarten are eligible to request a transfer during the transfer period if they will be:
  1. Joining a sibling (brother, sister or other child residing in the same household) who is enrolled in the school and will remain for at least one year.
  2. Enrolling in a school within their quadrant.

Families of students who will be entering grades 1-8 are eligible to request a transfer during the transfer period if they will be:
  1. Returning to their home school (based on the physical address of the parent/guardian and
    child) and joining a sibling who is enrolled in the school and will remain for at least one year.
  2. Joining a sibling only.
  3. Returning to their home school only.
  4. Enrolling in a school within their quadrant (the area in which they reside).
 
High School Transfer Program

The Syracuse City School District High School Transfer Program provides parents and guardians the opportunity to request that their child receive a transfer to a different high school within the District.  Students entering grades 9 – 11 are eligible to submit one High School transfer request and must meet the criteria detailed below in order for the request to be considered. Students entering 12th grade are not eligible for the High School Transfer program.

Important Note: Students are eligible to submit three (3) High School Choice applications and one (1) High School Transfer application (must meet criteria listed below) for a total of four (4) applications.

Students who attend Frazer, Westside Academy, as well as a portion of the students who attend Grant and who reside in the West quadrant do not have a feeder high school.  Therefore, these students are required to participate in the High School Choice and High School Transfer process. If the student does not submit an online application or is not accepted through the process, the District will assign them to one of the comprehensive high schools – Corcoran, Henninger, and Nottingham. The Department of Student Registration will correspond with the family to obtain input and provide detail regarding the assignment for the upcoming school year.

Families of students who will be entering grades 9-11 are eligible to request a transfer during the transfer period if they will be:
  1. Returning to their home school (based on the physical address of the parent/guardian and child) and joining a sibling who is enrolled in the school and will remain for at least one year.
  2. Joining a sibling only.
  3. Returning to their home school only.
  4. Students Currently Attending Frazer or Westside Academy at Blodgett, or students who live in the West Quadrant and attend CORE, ELMS, or Grant.
Additional Information for All Transfers: Submission of a transfer application does not guarantee a transfer. Students must meet the transfer criteria and there must be space available in the school of interest. If there are more students eligible to receive a transfer than there are seats available, the District will conduct a lottery using the Smartchoice Online Lottery System.

Students who are eligible to enter the lottery, but not selected in the lottery, will be automatically assigned a waitlist number through the Smartchoice Online Lottery system. Students are eligible to remain on the waitlist for the first two marking periods of the school year.  The Department of Student Registration will contact the parent/guardian if or when a seat becomes available. Families will be required to re-apply for a transfer each year, but will be given priority in the lottery the subsequent year only that their child is not selected.

Students who are waitlisted will be required to attend their home school (new students), remain enrolled in their current school (active students) or attend their feeder school for those students transitioning to 6th and 9th grade.

Parents/guardians will receive a letter from the Department of Student Registration detailing their acceptance or waitlist status.

 

Registration and Notification Timeline for the 2019-2020 School Year

School/Program

Application Date

Testing/Interviews

Lottery

Final Notification

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

February 1 – March 31

N/A

June 14, 2019*

June 28, 2019

Grades 1-12 Open Enrollment

February 1 – March 31

N/A

June 14, 2019*

June 28, 2019

Montessori @ Lemoyne

(3 Year Olds Only)

February 1 – March 31

N/A

May 31, 2019

June 21, 2019

Syracuse Latin School

February 1 – March 31

Ongoing

May 31, 2019

(if applicable)

June 21, 2019

Delaware Primary & Seymour Academy
Dual Language Programs

February 1 – March 31

N/A

May 31, 2019

(if applicable)

June 21, 2019

Expeditionary Learning Middle School (ELMS)

February 1 – March 31

February 10 – April 12, 2019

May 31, 2019

(if applicable)

June 21, 2019

K-8 Transfer Program

February 1 – March 31

N/A

May 31, 2019

June 21, 2019

Receivership Transfer Program

February 1 – March 31

N/A

May 31, 2019

June 21, 2019

High School Transfers

February 1 – March 31

N/A

May 31, 2019

(if applicable)

June 21, 2019

High School Choice
(CTE or P-TECH Programs)

February 1 – March 31

February 10 – April 12, 2019

May 31, 2019

(if applicable)

June 21, 2019

*Lottery will be conducted if necessary.