As of the 2005-2006 school year, all high school students are allowed to choose their school of attendance a maximum of three times throughout their high school career. Although transferring is not recommended, the opportunity exists if the student and family believe it is appropriate. Transfers will only be granted for the beginning of each school year and would only be considered otherwise under extreme circumstances.
Requests to transfer must be filed by January 31st for automatic approval. The only restriction may be if the building’s capacity requires closing it to transfer. Any requests to transfer coming after the January 31st deadline (unless the student is new to Lincoln) will be placed on a waiting list in the order of arrival date at the Department of Student Services, 5905 O Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68510 and considered for approval the second week of June. Any student NEW to the district will have this same opportunity when they enter LPS.
Remember: Transfer requests must be submitted by January 31st each year and are expected to remain in effect for an entire school year. If there is strong reason to transfer at quarter or semester of a school year the student and family should work with the school administrator of the school they are attending. If the transfer cannot be worked out to everyone’s agreement the family may appeal in writing to the Department of Student Services.