Zone Transfer FAQ

Zone Transfer FAQ

The Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) Board of Education endorses the neighborhood public school concept. A neighborhood school is a school assigned to students residing within the attendance boundaries of the school. However, the Board recognizes that parents/guardians may wish to choose a school of attendance other than the neighborhood school. The Board of Education believes that parent choice among our schools is an integral feature of a well-rounded educational environment.

* Due to continued growth in Chula Vista, NO new transfers will be approved for at the following schools:

Arroyo Vista
East Lake
Olympic View
Salt Creek
Wolf Canyon

Zone Transfer (within CVESD) and Interdistrict Transfer Applications (outside of CVESD)

Neighborhood school attendance areas are established to optimize the use of school facilities and to avoid crowded conditions. Parents/guardians, however, may request zone transfers to schools within CVESD or interdistrict transfers to schools in other school districts. Transfer requests are generally approved as long as space is available in the school of choice.

Applications for new Zone Transfers may be submitted from February 20 through March 22, 2019, at your CVESD neighborhood school.
Renewal of Zone Transfers may be submitted January 22 through February 1, 2019, at the CVESD school of choice that your child currently attends.
Outgoing (new and renewal) interdistrict permits will be processed beginning April 8, 2019, with approved District Agreement.
Incoming (new and) interdistrict permits will be accepted for processing beginning April 8, 2019.
How to Apply for Zone Transfers

Obtain a Zone Transfer from your neighborhood school. Complete it in its entirety. An incomplete application could delay its consideration.
Submit your Zone Transfer request within the applicable application period shown above. Applications will be processed according to space availability.
Students must attend their neighborhood school until parents/guardians are notified by the Student Placement Office that space is available at the school of choice. Completing a transfer application does not mean that a student will automatically be allowed to attend a school of choice. Students are admitted to schools in accordance with school district-established priorities.

When a priority category contains more applicants than available space, students' names are placed on a waiting list at the school for space availability.

Zone Transfers are reviewed annually for continued placement.

Waiting Lists for Zone Transfer Requests

Schools maintain waiting lists for zone transfer requests. Waiting lists are prioritized by the date of application. When two zone transfer application dates are the same, applicants with siblings at the school of choice are given placement priority. The Student Placement Office or staff at neighborhood schools can discuss other options with applicants when transfers have been denied or if applicants have been placed on a waiting list.