Student Transfers and Open Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

  • WhichType of Transfer Do I Need?

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    Interdistrict Transfers

    Interdistrict Transfers (IDTs)

    • May apply for the current school year at any time, or for the upcoming school year starting April 1.
    • Must be released by your resident district one time.
    • May continue at receiving district as long as space is available. 
    • Resident IDT Hardship 
    • Nonresident IDT

    We’re moving, or have moved, now what?

    • Moved/Moving OUT of the Medford boundary and wish to finish out the year at your child's current school?
      • Under our Interdistrict transfer policy (JECF), students may apply for an Interdistrict Continuation transfer to finish the school year in Medford. If a family is moving during the summer, a student may apply for an Interdistrict Continuation transfer to complete the next school year in Medford. Please contact your school office for instructions. The Continuation transfer form is not available online.

    Does my student need to reapply for an Interdistrict transfer every year to stay within the district?

    No. Students on an Interdistrict transfer may remain until graduation, as long as attendance and behavior meet Medford standards, and as long as their home school has available space and resources. This rule does not apply to Continuation transfers. Continuation transfers are only good for the year they are approved, and you must reapply for a Nonresident Interdistrict Transfer to remain for subsequent years.

    Could my student’s transfer be revoked?

    Yes. If a student’s attendance drops below 90% or if their behavior becomes unacceptable, or if space and/or resources become limited, the student transfer may be revoked. Additionally, False or misleading statements regarding the transfer request could also result in denial or revocation of the transfer.

    Open Enrollment - Sunset as of 2018-2019 School Year

    Open Enrollment ended with 2018-2019 school year and is no longer a transfer option.

    Nonresidents may apply for admisssion through our regular Nonresident Interdistrict Transfer process. Medford residents may apply for an Interdistrict Hardship Release.

    Intradistrict Transfers

    What’s the difference between INTERdistrict and INTRAdistrict transfers?

    Interdistrict Transfers

    • Available to students who wish to transfer In/Out of the Medford School District boundaries.
    • Students can apply any time for the current school year, the application window for the upcoming year opens April 1.
    • MSD Resident transfer release must meet hardship criteria.
    • MSD Nonresident transfer approval is subject to available space and resources.

    Intradistrict Transfers

    • Intradistrict Transfers are available to students who live inside Medford School District boundaries.
    • Students can apply any time for the current school year, the application window for the upcoming year opens February 1.
    • Must meet eligibility criteria.

    We’re moving, or have moved, now what?

    • Moved/Moving from one Medford boundary school into another Medford boundary school's attendance area and wish to remain at your child's current school?
      • Under the Intradistrict transfer policy (JECBB), students may remain until the student completes the hightest grade level at their school, as long as attendance and behavior meet Medford standards, and as long as the school has available space and resources.

    I am a full-time Medford School District employee who works at a school within the district. Can my child attend the same school where I work?

    Under our intradistrict transfer policy, a request may be made to permit a child of a full-time, school-based District employee to attend a school other than, or the same as the one in which the parent is an employee.

    My high school student is transferring to a Medford High School. Can he or she play sports?

    Subject to compliance with OSAA rules, a student who transfers mid-year will generally be ineligible for athletics for the remainder of the school year. However, the student may seek athletic eligibility by following the OSAA Transfer Hardship Appeals procedure. If a student transfers between school years, the student will generally be eligible at the beginning of the school year provided the student meets all OSAA eligibility requirements.

    Does my student need to reapply for an Intradistrict transfer every year to remain at their originating school?

    Students on an Intradistrict transfer may remain until the student completes the hightest grade level at their school, as long as attendance and behavior meet Medford standards, and as long as space and resources are available at their school.

    Could my student’s transfer be revoked?

    Yes. If a student’s attendance drops below 90% or if their behavior becomes unacceptable, or if space and/or resources become limited, the student transfer may be revoked. False or misleading statements regarding the transfer request could also result in denial or revocation of the transfer.