Thursday, January 13, 2011

Student Transfer - Dates
Student transfer window is February 7 - 21
The Knox County Schools general transfer window for the 2011-12 school year will be open February 7, 12:00 AM – February 21st, 11:59 PM. The transfer department will be accepting transfer requests for students seeking transfer (to a school other than their zoned school) for the 2011-2012 school year.

General Transfer Window Announced for 2011-12 school year
The Knox County Schools general transfer window for the 2011-12 school year will be open February 7, 12:00 AM – February 21st, 11:59 PM. The transfer department will be accepting transfer requests for students seeking transfer (to a school other than their zoned school) for the 2011-2012 school year.
Knox County Schools Transfer Department now uses a “lottery-style” process to determine transfer placements – this process increases equity of opportunity for all families in the transfer process. The lottery-style format eliminates the need to line up at schools early in the morning on the first day of the transfer window to receive a time-stamped transfer request.
In order provide increased convenience and be more family friendly, parents or legal guardians may now request a transfer online by logging into their Parent Portal account. Transfer applications in hard copy format are also available at all of the Knox County Schools, as well as the enrollment office located in the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street, Room 103).
Parents or legal guardians will be afforded the opportunity to identify three schools to which they would like to request a transfer for their child. Every effort will be made, based on space available, to offer a transfer to one of the three identified schools.
Transfers may be requested for the following reasons: 1. by teachers to transfer their child to the school in which they teach2. by employees3. for entry into a Magnet School or to continue in the Magnet School feeder program4. for continuation in the Project GRAD program5. for pursuit of an academic course of study 6. for students who have a sibling presently enrolled at the requested school who will continue to be enrolled in the year the requested transfer is effective. A sibling is defined as a brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or foster child living in the same household.7. for students not meeting any of the above criteria
Seats available are determined based on the Knox County Schools budget allocation model that includes enrollment projections for all schools and grades. All previously granted transfers are good through the terminal grade of the school to which the transfer was granted and there is no need to re-apply. Official notification of the status of a transfer request will be made in hard copy format through the U.S. mail, and notification will be made no later than four weeks after the transfer window closes with the exception of requests for transfer for students who will be in Kindergarten.
Summer Transfer Period, June 1, 2011 12AM - June 8, 2011 11:59PM
The summer transfer window will open and parents/legal guardians of Kindergarten students, students new to Knox County, students who have had change in family circumstances such as custody or guardianship or students who moved their residence since February 20, 2011 may apply for a transfer June 1, 2011, 12:00 AM through June 8, 2011, 11:59 PM.
Proof of one of the above circumstances MUST be provided with the transfer application with the exception of kindergarten students. Proof can be lease agreement, closing statements for purchase of new home, court documents, and end of year report cards (private school). Parent(s) will need to print the child’s name and birth date on the proof being supplied and submit with their application by mail, email, in person or by faxing to (865) 594-1504.

There are three ways parents may apply for a transfer: NOTE: To apply online, click the links given below.
1. by internet (students currently in KCS), using parent portal
2. by NCR transfer application form available at 912 S. Gay St., Room 103
3. by downloading an application form on the internet and mailing it to: Supervisor of Enrollment, P. O. Box 2188, Knoxville, TN 37901

Out of county transfer requests will only be considered after all Knox County students have been processed.

Knox County Schools will use a “lottery-style” process to determine transfer placements.

Transfer requests under the “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” will be accepted prior to the opening of school. School begins August 15, 2011 for one-half day.

For more information, log on to www.knoxschools.org and access the Transfer Department web page or Board Policy JBCD.