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Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District

Transfer Process and Policies

Intra-District Transfers (during the Open Enrollment window)

Intra-District Transfers (during the Open Enrollment window)

Information about the MVLA Open Enrollment Process

Open Enrollment window for 2020-21 is now open. We will be accepting applications starting December 17, 2019 - January 17, 2020. 
 
The vast majority of our students attend their neighborhood high school. Students are assigned to their home school based on the location of their residence (use the Attendance Street Search to find your home school). Students with specialized services typically are assigned to the school that houses the program that is best suited to meeting the needs of the student, irrespective of the location of the student’s residence. Under the district’s Open Enrollment policy, the board annually reviews school capacity and determines the number of spaces available for intradistrict transfer. There is space available at Mountain View High School for students who seek a transfer request through Open Enrollment only from LAHS to MVHS. Los Altos High School has reached capacity, hence we will not be accepting any intradistrict transfer requests through Open Enrollment for next year. Requests for an intradistrict transfer to MVHS through Open Enrollment must be received in the Educational Services department at MVLA by Friday, January 17, 2020. Families will be notified of transfer request by January 22, 2020.
 
To request a transfer through Open Enrollment, you must submit the Open Enrollment Application form. You may obtain an application through this link or at our district office. Applications must be received to the Educational Services department on or before the close of the business day on Wednesday, January 17, 2020. Should the number of requests to transfer to MVHS exceed the number of spaces available, a lottery process will be used to determine which applications will be approved and which will be placed on a wait list. Please note that the date your application is received, so long as it is received by the end of the business day on January 17, 2020, does not affect, or establish your priority on the waitlist. 
 
Students who seek an intradistrict transfer to either school through sibling privilege must submit the Application for Intradistrict Transfer form. Applications will be accepted throughout the enrollment process and should be submitted as soon as possible. The application can also be found here.
 
Transfers that have been approved are considered final. Requests to rescind approved transfers will be considered on a case by case basis, and must be submitted before January 31, 2020.
 
Please return the application by mail, email, fax or in person. For questions please contact: 
Grace Icasiano
Phone: (650) 940‐4655
Mailing Address: MVLA, Educational Services, 1299 Bryant Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94040 
Fax #: 650‐940‐4653
Intra-District Transfers (year-round)

Intra-District Transfers (year-round)

While students are expected to attend the school that serves the area in which their residence is located, occasionally, and only under very special circumstances, students are granted an inter- or intra- district transfer request outside of the open-enrollment window.  This include transfers for sibling privilege, senior privilege and for students who move within the MVLA district boundary. 
 
Transfer Request Forms

Transfer Request Forms

Open Enrollment 2020-21 Transfer Application

For students residing in the LAHS attendance area and wishing to transfer to MVHS. This application is accepted during the window of December 17, 2019 - January 17, 2020.
 

Open Enrollment 2020-21 Transfer Application - Spanish 

For students residing in the LAHS attendance area and wishing to transfer to MVHS. This application is accepted during the window of December 17, 2019 - January 17, 2020.
 

INTER-District Transfer Form

For use when residing in the MVLA District and wishing to transfer to another school district.

INTRA-District Transfer Form

For use when living in MVLA District and wishing to transfer to a different school in the district.