Intra-District Transfer ~ Students in grades K

    through 12 who live inside the Denton

    ISD attendance boundary and transfer to

    another school in the Denton ISD

    attendance boundary.


    When reviewing petitions for student transfers, the Denton ISD will

    consider each request on an individual basis; however, the

    regulations below are in place to ensure consistency in our process.


    In approving transfers, the district will consider building and program

    capacity, instructional staff, the student's academic progress, discipline

    history, and attendance records. 


    Once approved for a transfer, a student may remain at the approved

    campus up to the highest grade level (5th grade for elementary; 8th

    grade for middle school), unless the campus revokes the transfer.

    Whenever a student reaches the highest level, a new transfer request

    must be made for the next campus.  Until an approved transfer has

    been received,  a student must enroll in and attend their assigned

    school based on the residence of their parent or legal guardian.


    Transfer students are subject to the University Interscholastic League

    (UIL) rules as well as district guidelines. A student may not

    transfer to another Denton ISD campus for the primary purpose of

    participating in extracurricular activities.  Detailed eligibility

    guidelines are available online and should be investigated fully. Any

    student who participates in extracurricular activities must clearly

    indicate this intent to participate, to assist in the determination of

    eligibility. In most cases, transfer students in grades 9-12 can expect

    to be ineligible to participate in varsity level competitive

    extracurricular activities for a period of at least one year from the

    first date of attending the new campus.


    Denton ISD DOES NOT provide transportation for students who are

    approved for intra-district transfers.  Transfer students must be 

    dropped off and picked up on time.


    A student shall be permitted a transfer no more than once per school year.


    A intra-district transfer student who transfers for program placements,

    academies, or course selections shall be required to return to the school

    serving his or her home attendance zone at the end of the school year if

    the student voluntarily withdraws or is removed from the program,

    academy, or course. A student may petition for a regular transfer during

    the transfer period.


    There Is No Appeal For Elementary Intra-District Transfers.


    Request to Remain

    A student who lives in the Denton ISD attendance zone, but moves to

    another Denton ISD attendance zone during the course of a

    semester, will be permitted to continue in attendance at their current

    campus for the remainder of the semester by petitioning a

    "Request to Remain."  After the semester has ended, the student must

    request an intra-district transfer, within the transfer window, for 

    subsequent years.


    A transfer student shall be notified in the written transfer agreement

    that he or she must follow all rules and regulations of the District.

    Violation of the terms of the agreement may result in a transfer

    request not being approved for the following year.


     Revocation of Transfer

    Reasons for revoking an intra-district transfer shall include, but is not

    limited to the following: 


    • Lack of parental support for campus guidelines


    • Lack of parental cooperation


    • Knowingly falsifying information


    • Student misconduct


    • Student tardiness


    • Student attendance history


    • Student dropped off or picked up late