Transfer Requests

Interdistrict Transfer Requests
To request a transfer out of 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 processes.

Transfer Requests INTO the San Carlos School District
  • We are no longer accepting transfer requests for the 2021-22 school year and the transfer waitlist has expired.
  • SCSD will begin accepting and processing Interdistrict Transfer requests for the 2022-23 school year on February 1, 2022.

  • Beginning February 1, 2022:
    Students who live outside of the SCSD boundaries wishing to attend school in SCSD, must apply for and receive an approved Interdistrict Transfer from their home school district before enrolling in our district.
  • California mandates that students attend the public school district in which the residency of the parent/guardian is located, called the District of Residence (exception: Tinsley(VTP) students). A parent/guardian whose residence is outside of SCSD boundaries and desires their student to attend a school in SCSD, must first obtain an Interdistrict Transfer approval from their District of Residence. If the District of Residence approves the Interdistrict Transfer, it will be sent to SCSD for processing.
  • All Interdistrict Transfer requests will be placed on a waitlist. Interdistrict transfer students are approved on a space-available basis and will only be considered after all in-district students have been placed. Siblings of current students and employees will receive preference.
  • SCSD will notify parents/guardians of its final decision as soon as possible, but no sooner than May-June 2022. Some requests may not be granted until August 2022.
  • We recommend that you register within your own district to assure you are registered for school in the fall.
  • All transfer waitlists expire once the 2022-23 school year begins.
  • New and continuing students must submit a request and receive approval from their home district annually.
  • If you have questions about your interdistrict transfer request, please email


Transfer Request OUT of the San Carlos School District
  • Students who live within the boundaries of SCSD that would like to attend school in another school district must first submit an Interdistrict Transfer Request to the District Office. 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 in which you wish to enroll will approve the request. Once approved by SCSD, we will forward your paperwork to the requested school district. They will notify you of the final outcome of your request. Please email the completed form to

Intradistrict Transfer Requests
Students who live within the SCSD boundaries wishing to transfer to another school within SCSD should submit an Intradistrict Transfer Request. Intradistrict Transfers are limited and approved on a space-available basis in the Spring.
Beginning February 1, 2022:
  • SCSD will begin accepting and processing 2022-23 Intradistrict Transfer requests on February 1, 2022.
  • Parents may complete the 2022-23 Intradistrict Transfer Request form and email their request to anytime after February 1, 2022. The form will be available on our website in January 2022.
  • Students who are given the approval to transfer will remain enrolled at the new school through the highest grade level offered at that school and will continue on that new track for upper elementary and middle school as the new school requested becomes the new “home” school.
  • If you desire to return to your original “home” school, you must reapply for an Intradistrict Transfer the following year. Determinations to be made in late spring.
  • 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.
  • All transfer requests must adhere to Board Policies on enrollment priority for neighborhood residents, class size, and consistency of program quality across all schools.

Elementary Schools (TK - 3rd)

Arundel Logo
Arundel School
200 Arundel Road
(650) 508-7311
Administrative Assistant: Jeanne Bartkowiak
BA Logo
Brittan Acres School 
2000 Belle Ave.
(650) 508-7307
Administrative Assistant: Dianne Mack    
Heather School
2757 Melendy Dr.
(650) 508-7303
Administrative Assistant: Pooja Mehra
White Oaks School
1901 White Oak Way
(650) 508-7317
Administrative Assistant: Teresa Williams

Upper Elementary Schools (4th – 5th)

Arroyo Logo Arroyo School
1710 Arroyo Avenue
(650) 632-8300
Administrative Assistant: Tracey Olazar
Mariposa Logo
Mariposa School
750 Dartmouth Ave.
(650) 832-4201
Administrative Assistant: Gina Tosetti

Middle Schools (6th - 8th)

Central Logo Central Middle School
757 Cedar Street
(650) 508-7321
Admin Assistant: Vickie Gamez
Tierralinda Logo
750 Dartmouth Ave.
(650) 508-7370
Admin Assistant: Cori Carpenter

Charter School (K-8th)

San Carlos Charter Learning Center
750 Dartmouth Ave.
(650) 508-7343
Office Manager: Miriam Peirano
Registration & Enrollment
For questions questions regarding registration and enrollment, please call your neighborhood school. Phone numbers are listed below.
For questions regarding transfers, please email
or call 650-590-5924.
Interdistrict Transfer to leave SCSD
2022-23 Intradistrict Transfer Request form will be available in January 2022.