March 1, 2024: Transfer Window Now Open for 2024–25 school year. Deadline March 31, 2024

In Leander ISD, we believe students receive a quality education regardless of the campus they attend; however, we understand there are circumstances when a parent may desire for their child to attend a school other than the campus they are currently assigned.

For currently enrolled students, we offer families the opportunity to request a transfer in the Spring semester of each school year during the month of March. If parents or students have concerns or questions about their current campus, please contact your school’s administration for support. 

Additionally, for those secondary students who are rezoned for the 2024–2025 school year, qualify to request to remain at their current campus, and missed the Fall transfer deadline, we are offering another opportunity to request to remain at their current campus. The request to remain transfer options will be open the month of March.

Please review the below transfer information for currently enrolled students and new-to-district students.

For questions please email [email protected].

Secondary Rezone – Request to Remain

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees approved the new secondary school zoning for both the Middle Schools and High Schools at the June 8, 2023 School Board Meeting.  Those families with current 7th, 10th, and/or 11th graders have the option to remain at their current campus as long as they complete a request to remain transfer request and provide their own transportation. 

The transfer application window will be from March 1–31. Failure to complete the transfer application within this window will result in your student(s) being rezoned to their new campus for the 2024–25 school year.

Edpay is the service used to apply for the Request to Remain transfer option. Click on the “Apply Here” link below to get started. If you already have an account with Edpay, click the icon labeled “Secondary Rezone Request to Remain Transfer” once logged in. 

Note: If you do not have an existing account, you will need to create one [Instructions]. Once created and you are logged in, follow the instructions above. Your child(ren) will be associated with your account. 

Please see additional clarifying information including sibling options and eligibility considerations below. 

Middle School grades 6-8: 

Students in 6th and 7th grades in the 2024–25 school year will be rezoned to their new campus. 

Students in 8th grade in the 2024–25 school year can choose to remain at their current campus as long as they provide their own transportation. Students who select to remain at their current middle school campus for 8th grade will need to complete an online transfer request so the district has accurate enrollment information for staffing purposes. This online transfer window has re-opened from March 1–31, 2024. 8th-grade students who do not complete the transfer application will be rezoned to their new campus.  

Exceptions for siblings:

Students in 6th and 7th grades in 2024-25, who will have a sibling in 8th grade during the 2024-25 school year at that campus who plan to submit a transfer request to remain at their current campus, may also submit a transfer request to remain at their current middle school for the 2024-25 school year. The sibling(s) may continue at the transfer campus through the completion of 8th grade. Transportation will not be provided for students on an approved sibling transfer request.

High School grades 9-12: 

Students in 9th and 10th grades in the 2024-25 school year will be rezoned to their new campus. 

Students in 11th and 12th grade in 2024-25 can choose to remain at their current campus as long as they provide their own transportation. Students who select to remain at their current campus for 11th or 12th grade will need to complete an online transfer request so the district has accurate enrollment information for staffing purposes. This online transfer window has re-opened from March 1–31, 2024. 11th and 12th-grade students who do not complete the transfer application will be rezoned to their new campus.  

Exceptions for siblings: 

Students in 9th or 10th grades in 2024-25, who will have a sibling in 11th or 12th grades during the 2024-2025 school year at that campus who plan to submit a transfer request to remain at their current high school campus, may also submit a transfer request to remain at their current high school for the 2024-25 school year. Transportation will not be provided for students on an approved sibling transfer request. The sibling(s) may continue at the transfer campus through graduation.


Athletic Eligibility Guidelines Under Secondary Rezoning  

For 2023-24:

Current Leander ISD Student Transfer Guidelines for UIL Athletic Participation will be followed. Those guidelines can be found here.

For 2024-25:

Incoming 10th, 11th, and 12th graders will be eligible at the campus where their eligibility has been established (must have attended one calendar year) and at their newly zoned campus as long as they are enrolled at first opportunity. An approved transfer request is required to remain at the current campus. Transferring after the first opportunity will result in the loss of one calendar year of eligibility.

Sibling Transfers:

The student may participate immediately (at the sub-varsity level) if he or she is attending a high school at which an older sibling is currently attending and was eligible at the time of their initial enrollment. This applies only at the beginning of the year or at which time the student is initially enrolling in the District.

Example: 10th-grade Glenn student is rezoned for LHS but wants to remain at GHS for their 11th-grade year. Their incoming 9th-grade sibling would be sub-varsity eligible at GHS and a 10th-grade sibling would have full eligibility if they attended GHS their 9th-grade year.

If you have further questions regarding the Athletic Eligibility Guidelines under Secondary Rezoning, please contact the Leander ISD Athletic Office at 512-570-0167.

Currently Enrolled Students

The transfer window for currently enrolled students is now open. The window will be open March 1st, 2024 and remain open until March 31st, 2024. We will only accept transfer requests using our online application through Edpay. Apply Here

Please review the following information regarding the types of transfers available and the application process:

Previously approved transfer students remaining at the same campus WILL NOT need to reapply or pay another application fee, as they will be automatically approved for the next year if the student is in good standing* and not moving from fifth to sixth grade or from eighth to ninth grade.

If the previously approved transfer student is changing campuses – moving from fifth grade to sixth grade or from eighth grade to ninth grade – they WILL need to apply and pay the application fee if their desired campus is different from their zoned campus.

If the previously approved transfer student wishes to return to their zoned campus, please contact the campus registrar.

*Good standing is determined through a district and campus review of attendance, grades and discipline.

We are planning for the currently enrolled student transfer window to open on March 1st, 2024 and remain open until March 31st, 2024. We will only accept transfer requests using our online application through Edpay. Information will be shared when the window opens, including which campuses are available to accept transfers for the 2024-2025 school year.

Transfer Application Instructions | Additional Information for Previously Approved Transfers

In-district Transfer Requests

Voluntary Parent-Choice Transfers

This type of transfer is for students who:

  • live within the boundaries of Leander ISD; and
  • request a transfer to a school not assigned to the student’s place of residence. (Refer to the Street Directory to determine your zoned campus); and
  • request transfer to a school listed as (see Schools/Grade Levels Currently Open for Transfers above).
  • are in good standing*

Previously approved transfer students remaining at the same campus WILL NOT need to reapply or pay another application fee, as they will be automatically approved for the next year if the student is in good standing* and not moving from fifth to sixth grade or from eighth to ninth grade.

If the previously approved transfer student is changing campuses – moving from fifth grade to sixth grade or from eighth grade to ninth grade – they WILL need to apply and pay the application fee if their desired campus is different from their zoned campus.

If the previously approved transfer student wishes to return to their zoned campus, please contact the campus registrar.

*Good standing is determined through a district and campus review of attendance, grades and discipline.

Please read the following information regarding voluntary parent-choice transfer:

  • All voluntary parent-choice student transfer applications are assessed a $30 processing fee that must be paid before the review of the transfer application.
    • Students participating in the federal free lunch program are not assessed a processing fee.
    • Students participating in the federal reduced-price lunch program are assessed a $10 processing fee.
  • The fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee the transfer request will be approved.
  • Students must be in good academic, behavior and attendance standing at their home campus to qualify for a Voluntary Parent-Choice Transfer.
  • If the transfer is approved, students must maintain good academic, behavior, and attendance standing or the approved transfer may be revoked requiring the student to return to their home campus.
  • If the transfer is approved, Voluntary Parent-Choice Transfers are NOT eligible for district-provided transportation.

Program Transfer Requests

On-campus Application

This type of transfer is for students who request to attend a school with a specific program offered at the transfer campus that is not available at the student’s zoned home campus. Program transfers must be approved by the appropriate department and campus. Please see the list below for programs available for this type of transfer.

New-to-District Students

New-to-District students desiring a transfer must:

  • Live within boundaries of Leander ISD; and
  • Enroll at their zoned campus prior to applying for a transfer (Refer to the Street Directory to determine your zoned campus)
  • Request transfer to a school listed as open for transfers
  • Complete a transfer request after enrollment is complete (Allow 5 business days after enrollment to request a transfer)
  • Please visit our New-to-District Registration page for information about enrollment

Schools/Grade Levels Currently Open for Transfers

Campus space and staffing availability are evaluated regularly in each grade level/program and transfers will be approved based on this evaluation.

If a transfer application is submitted for a school/grade level not listed as open to transfers or denied due to good standing/space availability, the processing fee is NOT refundable and the transfer request will not be considered.

The below campuses are open to parent choice transfers for the 2024-2025 school year. The list is monitored as requests are received and is subject to change at any time. Parent-choice transfers will be approved based on the date and time they are received. Please review additional information concerning other types of transfer opportunities.

*Watch list – schools/grade levels are near capacity

List Updated on March 1, 2024

High Schools:

  • Glenn
  • Leander (IB Only)
  • Rouse
  • Vandegrift

Middle Schools:

  • Canyon Ridge
  • Danielson
  • Four Points
  • Leander
  • Wiley

Elementary Schools:

  • Block House
  • Bush
  • Camacho
  • Cox
  • Cypress
  • Deer Creek
  • Faubion
  • Giddens
  • Grandview Hills
  • Knowles
  • Mason
  • Naumann
  • Plain
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Reagan (watch list)
  • Reed
  • River Place
  • River Ridge
  • Steiner Ranch
  • Tarvin
  • Westside
  • Winkley
  • Elementary 30 – *See below additional transfer information about students zoned to Elementary 30

*A reverse moratorium will be placed on Elementary 30 for the 2024–25 school year, which will not allow for approved transfers for any student outside of the exception described below. 

For students rezoned to Elementary 30 for the 2024–25 school year, incoming 5th-graders (current 4th-graders) and their siblings will be provided an exception to remain at their currently zoned campus (even if not designated as an open campus on the transfer webpage) during the online transfer window. Families will need to complete an online application during the window if their student(s) qualify to remain at their current campus. Transportation is not provided for transfer students.

Elementary School

Incoming Prekindergarten

There will be no transfers granted for prekindergarten students. Please visit the Prekindergarten page for information on Early Childhood Communities.

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade & 4th Grade

If on a voluntary parent-choice transfer approved from a previous school year and the student is in good standing (determined through district/campus review of attendance, grades, discipline), families will NOT need to reapply or pay another application fee. The student will be automatically approved for the next school year.

5th Grade

Students moving from 5th to 6th grade WILL need to apply for a transfer and pay the application fee if their desired campus is different from their zoned campus.

Middle School

6th Grade & 7th Grade

If on a voluntary parent-choice transfer approved from a previous school year and the student is in good standing (determined through district/campus review of attendance, grades, discipline), families will NOT need to reapply or pay another application fee. The student will be automatically approved for the next school year.

EXCEPTION: Current 6th- and 7th-graders rezoned from an existing middle school to another existing middle school WILL need to apply for a transfer and pay the application fee to remain at their current campus. Transfers are subject to the requested campus being open for transfer.

8th Grade

Students moving from 8th to 9th grade WILL need to apply and pay the application fee if their desired campus is different from their zoned campus. Athletic eligibility will be impacted if a student does not attend their zoned school.

High School

9th Grade, 10th Grade & 11th Grade

If on a voluntary parent-choice transfer approved from a previous school year and the student is in good standing (determined through district/campus review of attendance, grades, discipline), families will NOT need to reapply or pay another application fee. The student will be automatically approved for the  next school year.

Out-of-district Transfer Requests

Leander ISD does not accept out-of-district transfer requests pursuant to Board Policy FDA (LOCAL), except in the following cases:

  • The student is a child of a current full time Leander ISD employee. (Campus assignment will depend on space and staffing availability).
  • Students moving into the district within 60 days with proof of residency and move-in date provided.
  • Resident students who move out of the district during the school year may continue until the end of the current school year only. A transfer request must be submitted and approved to remain through the current semester.

If the transfer is approved, the student must maintain good academic, behavior, and attendance standing, or the approved transfer may be revoked requiring the student to return to their home campus.
Out-of-district transfers are not eligible for district-provided transportation.

For information regarding admissions, student transfers, and transfer appeals, please refer to policies FD (LEGAL), FD (LOCAL), FDA (LEGAL), FDA (LOCAL), GF (LOCAL) in the Leander ISD Board Policy Manual.