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Interdistrict Transfer Into The School

Inter-District Transfer into the San Mateo Union High School District

  • New 2024-2025 IDT requests accepted from November 6, 2023 - February 2, 2024 for possible enrollment in subsequent school years (IDT Handbook, pg A-1)

  • IDT decisions will be made within 15 school days of receipt starting April 1, 2024. If denied, the first appeal will be in May 2024 (IDT Handbook, pg A-1)

  • All approved IDTs require students to maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher, with no more than one F; with positive attendance and behavior. IDTs may be revoked for students in poor standing (IDT Handbook, pg 3). IDTs may be revoked  if the student is recommended for expulsion pursuant to Education Code 48918.  (Education Code 48309)

  • Please note that IDT requests are approved for the school district, not for a particular school site.  If approved, SMUHSD will enroll your student at a non-impacted school. (IDT Handbook, pg 3)

  • Release approval by the home district does not guarantee, or imply, transfer approval by the San Mateo Union High School District.

  • Upon review of the received release and corresponding application, SMUHSD will notify you of the district’s decision in writing. As the process involves a number of factors, requests are processed within 15 school days. Please note there may be delays in this timeline due to the time of the year (holidays, breaks, etc.), a student's Special Education status, or other reasons beyond staff control.

  • If your student is receiving Special Education and/or Speech Language Services, please attach the most recent IEP

  • Failure to adhere to timelines will be deemed an abandonment of the request

  • Student’s family who falsified their residence may be ineligible to appeal the interdistrict transfer

  • All current 11th and 12th grade students, in good standing within SMUHSD, are eligible to be approved for an interdistrict transfer. Education Code 46600

SMUHSD's Board policies on Interdistrict Transfers: BP 5117/AR5117

2024-2025  Inter-District Attendance Handbooks

Appeal Request Forms

Appeal Request Form

Solicitud de Apelacion Contra el Rechazo de la Transferencia Interdistrito

學區間轉學被拒上訴要求

Inter-District Transfer out of San Mateo Union High School District 

All families requesting to leave SMUHSD must fill out an Inter-District Transfer Out Permit annually.


Attached with:

  • Parent/Guardian CA Driver’s License 

  • A lease or property tax bill 

  • Current utility bill

A signed and approved release from SMUHSD does not guarantee or imply transfer approval by any other district.

As the process involves a number of factors, please allow 7-10 business days for a response.

Interdistrict Transfer Out Permit Requests:

Status of Requests

To check the status of your request, please contact the Student Services Department at your convenience:

 

Inter-District Transfer out of San Mateo Union High School District 

All families requesting to leave SMUHSD must fill out an Inter-District Transfer Out Permit annually.


Attached with:

  • Parent/Guardian CA Driver’s License 

  • A lease or property tax bill 

  • Current utility bill

A signed and approved release from SMUHSD does not guarantee or imply transfer approval by any other district.

As the process involves a number of factors, please allow 7-10 business days for a response.

Interdistrict Transfer Out Permit Requests:

Status of Requests

To check the status of your request, please contact the Student Services Department at your convenience: