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Interdistrict Transfer Guidelines

The Interdistrict transfer process applies to those parents who wish their children to attend school in a district other than that in which they reside. All Interdistrict requests must be initiated in the district of residence.  An approved interdistrict agreement must be in effect between the district of residence and the school district of desired attendance before a student can attend the desired school.



If you reside outside the HBUHSD boundaries and wish for your student to be considered for enrollment in one of our six high schools (Edison, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Marina, Westminster, or Ocean View), you must first be released from your district of residence by obtaining an Interdistrict Attendance Agreement


The process to apply for an Interdistrict transfer to the HBUHSD for the 2022-2023 school year requires submission of an HBUHSD Interdistrict application with the following attachments:

  • An approved Interdistrict Attendance Agreement, or approved confirmation email (must include student's name) from the resident district,
  • Most recent transcript or report card,
  • Attendance record,
  • Disciplinary record (if a student does not have a discipline record, documentation must be submitted),
  • Individualized Educational Program (applicable to Special Education students only).*
Interdistrict Application

*The primary acceptance window for Interdistrict transfer requests begins January 10 and ends February 25.  All transfers are based on space availability and are not guaranteed.


The second acceptance window begins on Monday, March 7.  Students who submit paperwork beginning March 7, will be considered for a transfer based on enrollment criteria and availability (HBUHSD Administrative Regulation 5116.2).  HBUHSD will attempt to accommodate a parent request for a particular school, but the request is not guaranteed.


Vietnamese - Xin Chuyển trường Giữa các Học khu (VÀO HỌC KHU TRUNG HỌC HUNTINGTON BEACH)

Spanish - Solicitud de Traslado Interdistrital de HBUHSD - español (próximamente)

If you have questions about our Interdistrict transfer policy or about your student’s school placement, please contact our Educational Services Division (714) 903-7000. 



For current HBUHSD students and residents who are requesting to attend schools in another district, please fill out the online Interdistrict Attendance Agreement form to be released from the HBUHSD. Please be prepared to provide verification of identity in a supplemental attachment as the student's parent, licensed foster agency or group home representative, or California Superior Court-appointed legal guardian.

Once approved, a completed Interdistrict Attendance Agreement will be sent to the email address provided.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to email Chrissy Ferruccio