Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Transfer Requests

In-District Transfer Requests

Between schools within Highline Public Schools


The In-District Transfer Request form can be found here

Una solicitud de transferencia dentro del distrito la puede encontrarla aqui.


Please select here for the Hardship Half Sheet for examples of hardship & documentation to include with the in-district transfer request.


Por favor haga clic en este enlace Hoja de dificultad para ejemplos de dificultades y que documentación incluir con la solicitud de transferencia dentro del distrito.


Submit completed In-District Transfer Request to Student Placement Office for processing. You may return the completed form by fax to 206.631.3383, scan/email to Student Placement, or drop it off at the district central office.


Families who wish to apply for their student to attend a school other than their neighborhood school must apply for an in-district transfer request. For the first transfer window, in-district transfer requests must be submitted between December 10-February 1. For the second transfer window, in-district transfer requests must be submitted between April 8-May 24. Families will receive notification by the end of March and the end of June regarding the status of their request.  All transfers will be approved or denied based upon the transfer categories outlined in Procedure 3132P. Please note that transportation is not provided for transfers, except in circumstances noted in Procedure 3132P. Also, for your reference available is Policy 3132.

Attending School in Another District

Leaving Highline Public Schools or requesting non-resident enrollment in another school district.

Inter-District/Choice Transfer Requests
If you are a resident of the Highline Public School District and wish to request attendance in another School District please print the Inter-district/choice transfer application or visit the district central office. Si usted reside en el Distrito escolar de Highline y desea asistir a otro distrito escolar, por favor imprima la solicitud de transferencia fuera del distrito/Choice disponible o visite la oficina central del distrito.

Submit completed application to Student Placement Office for processing. You may return the completed form by fax to 206-631-3383, scan and email to Student Placement, or drop it off at the district central office.

A completed inter-district/choice transfer agreement does not withdraw your student from the current school or resident district. If the inter-district/choice transfer is approved, the parent must formally withdraw the student from the Highline School they are attending by contacting the current school. If the inter-district/choice transfer is denied by the requested district, the student will continue enrollment in Highline Public Schools.

Admission for Non-Resident Students

Non-resident students are those who do not live within Highline Public School (HPS) boundaries.

Highline Public Schools considers enrollment of nonresident students as long as the anticipated needs of the resident students are met first, accepting a non–resident student does not create a financial hardship for HPS, and the student’s academic, attendance and behavior records meet appropriate standards established by the district.

Non-resident assignments are for one academic year only. State law requires that non-resident students to obtain a Choice Transfer Request form from the district of residence each year to apply for non-resident enrollment. Additional documentation must be presented to the Student Placement Office in order to be considered for non-resident enrollment in Highline Public Schools. The following documentation is required for an application to be considered complete: 

  • Choice Transfer Request form: Completed at the District of residence.
  • Attendance: Verification that your student does not have any attendance or truancy issues in the past year. Please provide the number of unexcused absences and tardies for the previous school year.
  • Discipline: Verification that your student had not had any disciplinary issues in the past year.  Please provide a report of disciplinary actions from the school for the previous school year.
  • Special Education Records: Current IEP (Individual Education Plan) (if applicable)

Note:  We may request further documentation


Deadlines are currently under review. Applications submitted prior to our open window will be held for your convenience and considered to have been received once the window opens. Please monitor our website for exact dates.

An application is not considered “submitted” until it is complete, including all necessary attachments and documents.

Current Highline Public Schools students who move out of the district during the school year need to provide a Choice Transfer Request form from the new resident school district to remain in Highline Public Schools through the end of the school year. Please contact the Student Placement Office at 206-631-3065 for more information.

Important Information 
District policy governs whether or not a non-resident student may attend Highline Public Schools. Factors taken into consideration include space availability; program capacity and/or cost; history of discipline; and concerns with attendance or behavior.

If the non-resident application is denied, the parent/guardian may appeal to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in Olympia. For more information regarding the appeal process please visit the OSPI website.

Admission for Schools Requiring Applications

Big Picture Schools, CHOICE Academy, and Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS) will have applications posted on each school’s website. Students must submit a complete application during the application window. All completed applications will be processed in accordance with the admission process for schools requiring an application.