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School Change Requests

The parent/guardian's first, second, and third choice of elementary school in AUSD is a major factor in the decision to assign a student to a school. Despite our sincere efforts to place a child in the parent’s first choice or second choice school, sometimes it isn’t possible. AUSD considers factors such as:

  • Which school sites have available the services needed for students with special needs;
  • Keeping class sizes even at all schools.

If you would like to request that your child/children be transferred to a different school for the 2024–2025 school year, please complete this form by March 31, 2024. 

You must submit one form for each child you are requesting to transfer. Requests received after the deadline will be added to the waiting list, but will have a lower priority than requests received on time. Submitting a request does not guarantee that your child will be able to transfer, it means that AUSD will look at enrollment and consider your request if space allows. School transfers happen only in July, August, and September of each year. 


  • By May 1: Families that submitted a School Change Request by March 31 will be notified if the request is granted or if your request will be placed on a waiting list.  

  • May 2–August 30: If space becomes available, you will be notified by email. At that time you will have one business day to respond to our offer, either accepting or declining the transfer. After one business day, the space may be offered to the next family on the waiting list.

  • September: Limited transfers based on space and unexpected circumstances may occur.  

Please contact Student Services at (510) 558-3762 or [email protected] if you have questions.