Transferring a student to another school
All NTPS students are required to attend the school inside the boundary in which they reside. See school boundary maps >>
If a student wishes to attend a different school (either another school in our district or a school elsewhere), they must follow the transfer process. Forms must be submitted by a parent or guardian. See NTPS Policy 3131 & 3141 for details.
2023-24 Intra-District Transfer
Note: No NEW transfer requests will be accepted for Meadows, Olympic View, Pleasant Glade, and South Bay Elementary for the 2023-24 school year to help maintain enrollment levels. Siblings of currently enrolled transfer students may still apply for a transfer.
What about 2022-23?
Transfer requests for the current school year (2022-23) are currently accepted at any time via Skyward.
What about Kindergarten?
Kindergarten transfers are accepted starting August 7, 2023, @ 8:00 am.
Elementary Boundary Changes
Boundaries for Pleasant Glade, Mountain View, Horizons, and Chambers Prairie are shifting in the fall of 2023, and some student assignments may be impacted for the upcoming school year. Impacted families will be notified directly of the change. Learn more >>
2023-24 Non-Resident Transfer
Looking to transfer to an NTPS School but live outside our district? There are two steps (both steps must be completed):
Step 1: Fill out the OSPI Choice Transfer Request Form:
Step 2: Fill out the NTPS Non-Resident Admission Form:
Questions? Contact Us!
NTPS Service Center
6620 Carpenter Road SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Outside District Transfer & Other Forms
Non-Resident Admissions Application
Students wishing to transfer to North Thurston Public Schools from another district.
Inter-District Agreement (Shared FTE with online and resident school)
Inside-district Transfer for students who wish to attend online school as well as take a few classes at their home attendance school.
Solicitud de transferencia según la ley Choice (Choice Transfer - Full-Time Online Public School))
Solicitud de transferencia según la ley Choice.
Formas de Transferencia entre Estudiantes (INTER District Transfer)
Fuera de las formas de transferencia de distrito.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I transfer INTO NTPS from outside the district?
How do I transfer OUT of North Thurston Public Schools?
Why are transfers not being approved at some schools?
How often do I need to follow the transfer process for my student?
Will transfer students be allowed to ride the bus?
What if I want my NTPS student to attend a different NTPS school?
What if we have moved within the district and wish to attend the new school?
What if we have moved within the district and my student wishes to attend their old school?