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Open Enrollment/Intradistrict Transfer Guidelines

An INTRADISTRICT transfer is when parents/guardians wish to register/admit/enroll their student(s) at a school within HBUHSD other than their designated "home" school.                                      

OPEN ENROLLMENT refers to the window in which the District allows your student the opportunity to register/admit/enroll to their school of choice within the HBUHSD. All students residing within the Huntington Beach Union High School District may apply for enrollment in any District school during the open enrollment period. You do not need to apply if you wish for your student to attend their school of residence.

The open enrollment window for intradistrict transfers within the Huntington Beach Union High School District offers families who reside in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and Westminster the opportunity to attend schools outside of their residential school's attendance boundaries. While every child living within HBUHSD boundaries is guaranteed placement at their school of residence, one campus may have a special program or focus that best meets the needs or interests of an individual student.


The following conditions also apply to open enrollment intradistrict transfer requests:

  • Parents must provide transportation.
  • Space must be available at the school of choice.
  • The transition from middle school to high school is not based on a previous/current school of attendance; it is solely based on primary residence address.
  • Once a request is submitted, the parent and student agree to commit to the school of desired attendance for one year.
  • There is no need to reapply if your child is currently on an open enrollment transfer; a new application is only required if you wish to change schools.
  • You must be pre-enrolled and have a valid HBUHSD student ID number to apply for an intradistrict transfer.
  • Students receiving Special Education Services require final approval from the Executive Director of Special Education.


For incoming 9th grade families, please note: Feeder (middle) school attendance does not determine high school attendance. High school students are assigned to one of six comprehensive high schools based on their residential home address.

What is my home school of residence?

To determine your home school of residence, please enter your home address here: School Locator

24-25 OE windows

The Open Enrollment makeup application for the school year 2024-2025 will be accessible starting February 19, 2024. Please note the acceptance window opens on Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, at the District Office located at 5832 Bolsa Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92649.Apply nowTransfer Status Update: Following the submission of your intradistrict transfer request, you can monitor your enrollment transfer status by logging into your Parent Aeries account. Please be aware it may take up to 24 hours for the system to process and update the information. 

For students receiving Special Education services, an additional review will be conducted by the Executive Director of Special Education Services. Families will be notified about their transfer request status after the final review is completed.

Questions? Please contact Educational Services at (714) 903-7000.