There is one process for choosing a school within the district which the parent lives (School Choice transfer), and separate processes for selecting schools in other districts (interdistrict transfer).
Options for School Choice
Through the years, it has been the practice of the Evergreen School District to work collaboratively with parents in approving student transfer requests. In the past we were fortunate that some district schools have had space available and therefore, enabled the district to grant student transfers. However, during recent years, space has become very limited, making it more difficult to grant transfer requests. The following sites are impacted and will not be a choice: Matsumoto, Carolyn Clark, J.F. Smith, Evergreen.
The 2020-2021 School Choice Transfer Application Period within Evergreen School District will be:
Monday, April 27, 2020 through Friday, May 15, 2020
Apply for School Choice online during the above lottery window with the link above. Create an account to be able to apply to start the online form. Transfer requests which are submitted after the initial lottery will be placed on a waiting list and processed in a timely manner. View more detailed information about school choice (PDF) including a list of frequently asked questions.
Interdistrict Transfer Request
If you live outside the Evergreen School District attendance area, and would like for your child to be enrolled at one of our schools, an Interdistrict Transfer request may be completed. To begin the process, you must request an Interdistrict release with your resident school district. Approved transfers from your district of residence should be received by the Evergreen School District office (3188 Quimby Rd. San Jose, CA 95148) by Friday, May 15, 2020 for the first consideration for placement for 2020-2021.
For more information, please see the Interdistrict Transfer Request section of our Enrollment and Registration page.