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How to Transfer Your Student

Transfers are required for students to attend a school other than their "home school" - the school assigned based on the parent/guardian's legal address of residence. 

If you wish to attend your home school, then simply enroll at that school with all the necessary paperwork. Your new school will arrange for an exchange of records from the previous school.

Not sure which school is your "home school"?

Click here to find out which school is your "home school." 

New to the district or to your neighborhood school?

You may register your child at your home school at any time by going to the school office. Check your school website for office hours.

The transfer window for the 2023-2024 school year will be April 3 - May 12, 2023.

Forms will be available on April 3, 2023.


Transfers into FGSD – Between April 3 and May 12, 2023, students must request release from their resident district and submit an application to Forest Grove School District.  Requests can only be accepted for the FGSD schools and grades that have identified open slots.  Requests for schools/grades that do not have openings will automatically be denied.


Open Slots for 2023-2024

School Grade No. of Slots   School Grade No. of Slots
Cornelius  K 3   Joseph Gale K 2
Dilley 1 2   Joseph Gale 1 2
Dilley 2 1   Joseph Gale 2 2
Dilley 4 1   Joseph Gale 3 3
Echo Shaw K 1   Joseph Gale 4 3
Echo Shaw 6 1   Tom McCall 5 15
Harvey Clarke K 3   Tom McCall 6 15
Harvey Clarke 3 1   Neil Armstrong 7 3
Harvey Clarke 4 1   Neil ARmstrong 8 3
        FGHS 9 50
        FGHS 10 10


Transfers for release from FGSD – By May 13, 2022, students must request release from FGSD and apply to the district they wish to attend.


Number of slots to be released from Forest Grove School District 


No. of Slots




If there are more applications than available slots, the District will conduct a lottery to fill the open slots. 


Please Note: a transfer is not effective until BOTH districts have approved the request.

After May 12, 2023


Once the transfers submitted during the application window have been processed consideration of inter-district transfer requests will be limited only to applications related to recent/impending family relocations and extreme hardships as defined by ORS 582.021.0019:

ODE Definitions. As used in this rule:

  1. “ADM" means the average daily membership as defined in ORS 327.006.
  2. "Emergency to protect the health, safety or welfare of the student" includes but is not limited to sexual assault, threats against a student's life, or threats of imminent harm.
  3. "Hardship" means any of the following:
    1. The student is impacted by a parent or guardian's military deployment;
    2. The student is experiencing instability related to homelessness or foster care placement;
    3. The student has a documented medical condition that necessitates transfer;
    4. Death of a student's parent;
    5. The student does not have access to safe and affordable childcare in the resident district; or
    6. The student is involved in a documented case of severe harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyberbullying.

In-District Transfers 

The in-district transfer process applies to Forest Grove School District residents only who wish to apply to schools within the Forest Grove School District.  All resident students need to be enrolled in the Forest Grove School District before submitting a transfer request. Please make sure your student is enrolled in their home school before the request is submitted to the school you wish your student to attend.


Any requests submitted for incoming kindergarteners may be held for consideration until school starts.

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Charter Schools

Forest Grove Community School is a charter school in the Forest Grove School District. Charter schools are public schools that receive public funds under a written agreement, or charter, that outlines student performance goals and educational services that the charter school will provide. Charter schools are independent legal entities governed by their own board of directors, and they have their own admission procedures.
Forest Grove Community School Website

Who to Contact for transfer information

Kathy Bahnsen


To enroll your student please contact the school they should attend.

FGHS Registration information