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Transitional transfers open Nov. 1

Dear Harrison families:

Each year, SPS fifth-graders and eighth-graders have the opportunity to request a transitional transfer to the middle school or high school of their choice for the next school year.

For the 2020-2021 school year, transitional transfer requests may be submitted between 7:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2. Requests are granted on a first come, first served basis determined by an electronic time/date stamp.

In order for a request to be approved, there must be space available at the requested school. Due to current and projected high enrollment, Cherokee Middle School will be closed to all transfers for sixth-graders, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. Cherokee enrollment will be monitored to determine when it might be reopened for transitional transfers in the future. Immediate transfer requests for seventh grade and eighth grade will still be accepted, as space allows. 

A transitional transfer request is for a student going from fifth grade to sixth grade, or eighth grade to ninth grade, who wishes to attend a school other than the one determined by their home address. This type of transfer is an option as part of SPS’ open enrollment.   

If your student is interested in this option for the 2020-2021 school year, you must submit your request online. You will be notified no later than Dec. 2 of the status of your transfer request. For more information, click here.