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Student Transfers


All nonresident students who wish to attend school in the Centralia School District will need to complete a new application each year. Applications for nonresident attendance will be considered on an equal basis as per school board policy 3141. The application process is initiated through OSPI, Washington State Choice Transfer Request portal. 
Current Student Request
Complete your transfer request and submit your application to your resident district with the parent portal link provided above. No further form is required. 
Annual Review
All requests will be reviewed and evaluated annually using the following criteria, and all accepted student(s) are subject to termination of acceptance if the conditions set forth in these criteria are no longer met:
  1. Capacity exists at the building, program, grade level and/or classroom as determined by the district at the building in which the student desires to be enrolled.
  2. Specific school features as reported by the principal to the superintendent and/or designee.
  3. The availability of a program at a school to meet the educational needs of the student.
  4. Whether approval of the application would result in the district experiencing a financial hardship. 
  5. Whether the student has been expelled or suspended from a public school for more than ten (10) consecutive days. 
  6. Whether the student maintained a satisfactory attendance record, whether the student has maintained adequate academic progress (for example, no classes failed), whether the student's disciplinary records indicate a history of convictions for offenses or crimes, violent or disruptive behavior, or gang membership. 
New Student Transfer Request
Complete your transfer application using the Washington State Choice Transfer Request Portal. When you have submitted your transfer application, your request will be sent to the Centralia School District. 
In additionnew student transfer applicants must submit the form below. Requests will be reviewed and evaluated using the same criteria as annual student renewal requests. 
Please use this Google Form to submit a transfer request for the 2024-25 school year. The District Office (in collaboration with the Elementary schools) will determine if they are able to approve, deny or add your student's name to a waitlist as soon as possible. Decisions will be made with consideration to space and/or program capacity. 
Once a determination is made, the district office will contact the parent or legal guardian via email. In the event your request is added to the a waitlist, the district will contact you if space and/or program capacity becomes available via email. 
Please note that transportation is not provided if you request enrollment outside of your resident boundary school.