Intra-District Transfers & Open Enrollment

Intra-District Transfers

Intra-district transfers (IDT) are accepted when possible for students in grades K-12 living within the boundaries of District 833 who wish to attend a school other than the one they are assigned based on attendance boundaries. The approved process outlined below will continue to be evaluated annually.

2020-21 Intra-District Transfer Forms 

Requests are encouraged to be submitted online. The online form is located below.

2020-21 Intra-District Transfer Guidelines 

The following Intra-District Transfer guidelines, for resident students of South Washington County Schools, will take effect for 2020-2021 school year. The Intra-District Transfer application window opens on October 15, 2019 for secondary students and December 1, 2019 for elementary students. Initial requests for secondary student transfers are due no later than 4 p.m. on December 15, 2019 and initial requests for elementary school transfers are due no later than 4 p.m. on March 1, 2020. Applications received after the initial due dates will be added to existing waiting lists.

Open Enrollment 

Families can open enroll their children in some District 833 schools by filling out this application and emailing it to rallen@sowashco.com, faxing it to 651-425-6320 or submitting a printed copy at the District Service Center in Cottage Grove.

2020-21 Open Enrollment for Non-Resident Students

  1. Applications for initial acceptance under Open Enrollment begin December 1, 2019 and are due no later than 4 p.m. on January 15, 2020. Notification regarding acceptance will occur by February 15, 2020. Applications submitted after January 15, 2020 will receive a decision letter by mail within 45 days of receipt of the application.

  2. Open Enrollment for non-resident students will be set at a minimum of 1% and a maximum of 3% beginning in 2019-20. Grey Cloud Elementary School, Liberty Ridge Elementary School,  Red Rock Elementary School, Lake Middle School, Oltman Middle School, Woodbury Middle School, East Ridge High School and Woodbury High School are all closed to additional open enrollment students due to capacity constraints.

  3. Schools and/or grades meeting or exceeding the thresholds for intra-district transfer considerations have also met the criteria for being closed to open enrollment.

  4. Students moving during the school year outside of the South Washington County Schools attendance boundaries may apply for open enrollment and be able to finish the school year at the current school. However, the student(s) may be assigned to a different school the next year.

  5. Open enrolled students will continue at the assigned school throughout their years at each level. Families are provided with the opportunity to indicate their preferred school, when school transitions occur (elementary to middle; middle to high school). The district retains the right to assign non-resident students to sites other than direct feeder schools when these transitions occur, based upon capacity and program.

2019-20 Open Enrollment for Non-Resident Students

  1. Applications for initial acceptance under Open Enrollment begin December 1, 2018 and are due no later than 4 p.m. on January 15, 2019. Notification regarding acceptance will occur by February 15, 2019. Applications submitted after January 15, 2019 will receive a decision letter by mail within 45 days of receipt of the application.

  2. Open Enrollment for non-resident students will be set at a minimum of 1% and a maximum of 3% beginning in 2019-20. Grey Cloud Elementary School, Liberty Ridge Elementary School, Lake Middle School, Woodbury Middle School, East Ridge High School and Woodbury High School are all closed to additional open enrollment students due to capacity constraints.

  3. Schools and/or grades meeting or exceeding the thresholds for intra-district transfer considerations have also met the criteria for being closed to open enrollment.

  4. Students moving during the school year outside of the South Washington County Schools attendance boundaries may apply for open enrollment and be able to finish the school year at the current school. However, the student(s) may be assigned to a different school the next year.

  5. Open enrolled students will continue at the assigned school throughout their years at each level. Families are provided with the opportunity to indicate their preferred school, when school transitions occur (elementary to middle; middle to high school). The district retains the right to assign non-resident students to sites other than direct feeder schools when these transitions occur, based upon capacity and program.