Transfer Requests

The San Carlos School District accepts intradistrict transfer requests from families that reside within our boundaries to attend another school within the District, as well as interdistrict transfer requests into our district from families that reside outside of our district.


Intradistrict Transfer Requests

To request a transfer to another school within SCSD, please follow the intradistrict transfer process. Intradistrict transfers are limited and all transfer requests must adhere to Board Policies on enrollment priority for neighborhood residents, class size, and consistency of program quality across all schools. Parents requesting mid-year transfers must meet with the student's current school principal to discuss the reasons for the transfer request, and must work with the principal, or the principal's designee, to resolve any issues prior to submitting an Intradistrict Transfer Request.


Students who are given approval to transfer will remain enrolled at the new school through the remaining grades at that school and will continue on that new track path as school requested becomes the new “home” school. Multiple transfers will not be considered. If you desire to return to your original “home” school, you must reapply for an intradistrict transfer. Determinations to be made in late spring for the following school year.


Interdistrict Transfer Requests

To request a transfer from SCSD to another school district or to request to transfer from an outside school district into San Carlos School District (SCSD), please follow the interdistrict transfer process. Interdistrict transfer requests will only be considered after all intradistrict transfer requests have been approved. Please submit your request May 1, 2020.


  • Transferring out of SCSD: Students who live within the boundaries of SCSD and would like to attend school in another district must first submit an Interdistrict Transfer Request to the SCSD Registrar. Transfers must be approved by SCSD before submission to the district desired. Approval to leave the San Carlos School District does not guarantee that the district to which you wish your child to attend will approve the request and allow you to enroll. You will be notified by the District of choice of the final outcome of your request.
  • Transferring into SCSD: Students who live outside of the boundaries of SCSD must submit an Interdistrict Transfer Request. All in-district registrants will be placed first. We can then begin to review the out-of-district applicants on a weekly basis. We recommend that you also register within your own district in the event we cannot place your child(ren) at the start of school.
Please contact our Registrar at (650) 508-7333, ext. 934 for more information.