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Budget Uncertainty
Important info from School Board Chairman Ryan Sawyers reveals the stakes around the May 6 Board of County Supervisors meeting that will decide if funding will support the unanimously-passed 2016-17 School Board budget for educating 88,000 PWCS students. Click for the facts  


 
  Student Transfer Requests  
 

TRANSFER PROVISIONS APPLY TO RESIDENTS OF PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY ONLY  

Transfer season for the 2016-17 school year
opens on January 2, 2016 and closes on April 30, 2016

 
Students will attend the appropriate school for their attendance area. Attendance areas are established for each school by the School Board. These attendance areas shall be established in a manner that best meets the needs of the students in the county.  Attendance areas shall also be established for each designated site program that serves more than one school. Prince William County residents, who are parents or guardians of students enrolled in Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS), may request a student transfer from their student’s base school during the established time period.
 

Student Transfer Request Procedure 2016-2017 and beyond
 

Kindergarten, Elementary Grades 1-5, Middle School

High School


For the  2016-2017 and Beyond transfers may be requested for the following reasons:

Specialty Program - Students must be accepted into a program and remain in good standing.

Parental Employment in Prince William County Public Schools

To Leave a School that is Significantly Over Capacity to Alleviate Overcrowding - The school will division will designate which schools out of and into students may transfer.  Click the link below for the list of schools for the 2016-2017 school year.
Elementary
Middle
High


To Address Hardship in Finding Safe Affordable Before and/or After School Child Care within the Student's Attendance Zone

Lack of School Age Care at the Student's Base School - Elementary Only

Extenuating Circumstances

TRANSPORTATION is only provided to students who transfer to become a member of a Specialty Program.  Parents must transport students approved to transfer for all other reasons listed above.

 
 
See PWCS Regulations 721-1 and 721-2 for more detailed information about the reasons for student transfer.
 
 
 
 

 

If your student transfer request is denied.....
 

If a transfer is denied by the requested school principal, an appeal may be submitted to the Office of Student Services. 
See below for guidelines:
 
Student transfer appeals for students in grades 1-5 shall be in writing and sent either via mail, fax or e-mail to the Supervisor of Elementary Counseling and Related Services (ransomdv@pwcs.edu). Student transfer appeals for students in grades 6-12 shall be in writing and sent either via mail, fax or e-mail to the Supervisor of Secondary Counseling and Student Support Services (schlattr@pwcs.edu)
 
The deadline for student transfer appeals for students in grades 1-12 is June 1.
 
Appeal requests for kindergarten students who were registered prior to June 1 shall be in writing to the Supervisor of Elementary Counseling and Related Services by June 30.
 
Appeal requests for kindergarten students who were registered after June 1 shall be in writing to the Supervisor of Elementary Counseling and Related Services within 30 days of registration.  
 
The Supervisor of Elementary Counseling and Related Services or the Supervisor of Secondary Counseling and Student Support Services in consultation with the Director of the Office of Student Services will review each case, and approve or deny the transfer appeal request. This decision is final.
 
Student Transfer Requests for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year will be accepted using the forms in the regulations listed below and the guidelines established herein:
Regulation 721-1, Student Transfer Kindergarten/Elementary/Middle
Regulation 721-2 Student Transfer High School

Please click here to view the list of schools closed to transfers for the 2015-2016 school year.

 

 

 
     

 

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