INTRA-DISTRICT TRANSFER GUIDELINES
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
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
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
Intra-District Transfer District Information• Students who live within the Denton ISD attendance zones •
- Student dropped off or picked up late
Intra-District Transfer Administrative Guidelines