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Open Enrollment/Intradistrict Transfer Guidelines

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

OPEN ENROLLMENT transfer refers to the window in which the district allows your student with the opportunity to register/admit/enroll to the District school of choice.  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 the school of residence.

Open Enrollment 2023-2024

Intradistrict Transfer MAKE-UP Window:

Currently Closed


The Open Enrollment window for intradistrict transfers within the Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) offers Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and Westminster families 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 Huntington Beach Union High School District will offer the opportunity to request an intradistrict transfer during the open enrollment window to all students entering the ninth through twelfth grades for the 2023-2024 school year. All intradistrict transfer requests submitted from January 9 - February 10, 2023, will be treated with equal priority and there are no advantages in submitting the request earlier or later.



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 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
Questions? Please contact Educational Services 714-903-7000