Student Transfers Now Open

Student Transfers Now Open
Posted on 01/18/2023
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LLS Student Transfers Now Open
2023-2024 School Year

Los Lunas Schools is now accepting student transfers for the upcoming 2023-2024 School Year. Please read the following information carefully before completing the application form provided.

What is a district transfer?

A transfer is required when a student wishes to attend a school that is outside of their assigned school.

Who needs to apply for a transfer?

  • Students who are entering kindergarten, seventh grade, or ninth grade who wish to attend a school that is not their assigned school.
  • Students who want to attend a school that is not their assigned school in 2023-2024.
  • Students who attend a school in 2022-23, are moving outside the attendance boundary, and wish to stay at the school in 2023-2024.

When do we apply for a transfer?

  • The transfer window opens on January 18, 2023.
  • The transfer deadline is February 14, 2023.

How do we apply for a transfer?

Conditions for transfer:

  • Transportation must be provided by the family. LLS does not provide transportation for students who attend a school outside their attendance boundaries.
  • All transfer acceptances are based on space and availability in the receiving school.
  • Acceptance of a transfer student will be for the duration of the student’s academic life at that level (elementary, middle, or high school) AS LONG AS SPACE ALLOWS.
  •  The district may revoke a transfer if a school does not have space for an upcoming school year. Should the need to revoke transfers to accommodate space occur, transfers will be revoked in the reverse order of acceptance within the grade level/s that require/s a reduction of numbers.
  • Waiting lists will be maintained for one year only and will not carry over from one year to the next.
  • One transfer will be granted per year. If a family no longer wishes to attend the school they transferred to, they may return to their assigned neighborhood school.
  • If a student disenrolls from the school they transferred to, the disenrollment invalidates the transfer. Disenrollment includes long-term suspension and expulsion from the transfer school.
  • The LLS transfer policy is not connected to New Mexico Activities Association’s (NMAA) eligibility rules. An approved transfer does not guarantee NMAA eligibility.
  • The Superintendent or designee is authorized to initiate an administrative transfer in the best interest of a student, pending available space.

Transfers will be accepted based on the following state and district policy priorities:

Priority #1: Students who live in the attendance boundary of a school that is designated by the NM Public Education Department (PED) criteria for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI), Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI), or Direct Student Services (DSS).

Priority #2: Students who attend the school, have moved outside the attendance boundary, and wish to remain in the school (continuous enrollment in the school is required for this priority).

Priority #3: All other reasons, including children of school or district employees, younger siblings of enrolled transfer students, children of active-duty military, childcare, location proximity to parent/s workplace, friendships, etc.

Priority #4: Students who live outside the LLS district boundary. Example: Belen or APS

When will district-approved acceptance or non-acceptance notifications be sent to families?

  • Acceptance or non-acceptance notifications will be sent to families of incoming 7th and 9th grade students on February 23, 2023.
  • Acceptance or non-acceptance notifications will be sent to families of 1st thru 6th grades, 8th grade, and 10th thru 12th grade students on March 8, 2023.
  • Acceptance or non-acceptance notifications will be sent to families of PreK and Kindergarten students on May 2, 2023.
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