School Choice Transfer Cycle

Transfer Process | Special Circumstances

Choosing Your School
Will your child start kindergarten, middle or high school in September? Or are you looking to transfer to another PPS school from you current school? If the answer is yes, you and your student are making an important school transition. How should you choose the right school?  

For most Portland families, their neighborhood school is the best match. Families looking for another setting may apply for transfer through the School Choice lottery which begins each year in early February. 

Considering a transfer?
The School Choice transfer cycle is closed for the 2014-15 school year. The date of the 2015-16 lottery transfer cycle will open in early February, 2015.  School Choice transfers are determined through a centralized lottery, and space was limited. Lottery results are mailed within four to six weeks after the transfer deadline.

View prior lottery transfer cycle data.   

Transfer Process Information
Learn more about the process through the following information:

Special Circumstances
Learn more about special circumstances.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Enrollment and Transfer Center at 503-916-3205.