Student Transfer & Waiver Process

In District Waiver Transfer Requests

Tahoma School District resident students who wish to attend a different Tahoma school other than their resident school, must complete and submit our intra-district transfer form.  (Link below.)

*The student must be enrolled with their Tahoma resident school before submitting the transfer application. 

This Intra-district transfer form link  is for the 2024-2025 school year and it will open up on August 15, 2024.  If approved, the new school becomes the child's resident school for enrollment purposes unless the parent requests a subsequent change that is also approved. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. 

Out of District Waiver Requests

This is called an out of district choice transfer request and needs to be initiated through your resident/home school district. Most school districts use this Choice Transfer Portal link. These must be submitted every school year.

Beginning August 15, the Tahoma School District allows for students living outside the district to request a choice transfer request to attend school in this district for the 2024-25 school year.  The non-resident application for enrollment must be submitted and approved annually prior to student enrollment. 

Applications must be submitted with the student's resident school district. Please fill out your resident school district's choice transfer request form, which will then be submitted to our office electronically. Requests for the 2024-25 school year submitted outside the waiver window (prior to August 15th) will be automatically denied. Once a request is received, please allow up to 45 days for an electronic response. If approved, transportation is the responsibility of the parent. 

Follow this link for more information on the nonresident application process

Transferring Out of Tahoma School District

Any student living in the Tahoma School District boundaries may request to attend a different public school district (including those operating state-accredited online programs) if space is available in the requested district and school. Requests to transfer out of the Tahoma School District are accepted and processed throughout the year. 

To transfer out of Tahoma, please use the Choice Transfer Portal OR complete a Choice Transfer Request form. By state law, releases can only be granted for one school year at a time and must be renewed annually.

If you have any questions regarding student transfers, please contact Anna Pabisz via email at [email protected] or by phone at 425-413-3486.

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