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Middle and High School Change Information

NOTE: If you are moving to a new service area that belongs to your address, a School Change Application is not needed. Simply go to that school to register directly.

The school change process for the 2020-2021 school year opens in December 2019 and closes on the first day of school in September 2020.

(Secondary = grades 7-12)

To apply for a School Change for the 2020-2021 school year, please complete the School Change Application 2020-21 which will be found under Frequently Requested forms in December 2019. Please note that some middle and high schools have been closed to School Change enrollment because of overall school capacity concerns. We are unable to approve School Change requests into closed schools.

Questions about the secondary School Change process may be directed to Leslie Anderson at 425-431-7094

After December, 2019, submit your School Change Application to the Edmonds School District:

Email to andersonl@edmonds.wednet.edu

FAX to 425-431-7182

Mail or deliver to the Edmonds School District at 20420 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Families may apply to have their students attend a school different from their neighborhood school if the requested school has classroom/student seats available to accept students who do not reside in their service area. It is important that parents register their students at their neighborhood school in the event we are unable to approve the School Change request.

To apply for a change of schools for the 2020-2021 school year, please complete form as shown above and follow these instructions. 

Secondary – Grades 7-12:

These schools will be OPEN to accept eligible School Change students for Fall 2020 as space is available (see secondary process below): College Place Middle School, Lynnwood High School, and Mountlake Terrace High School.

These schools are CLOSED to School Change students for the 2020-2021 school year: Alderwood Middle School, Brier Terrace Middle School, Meadowdale Middle School, Edmonds-Woodway High School, Meadowdale High School.

International Baccalaureate (IB) - is open to current 8th grade students who reside in the Edmonds School District service area.

Secondary School Change process:

  • Applications must be received at the Edmonds School District office by Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Please make plans for your student to begin at your neighborhood school until seat capacity for School Change applicants is determined
  • For schools OPEN to School Change:
    • All applications received by the school change deadline for schools OPEN to school change will be accepted up to the number of spaces available at the requested school
    • When space is available, siblings of students who are currently enrolled may be accepted for school change to the same school provided the eligibility criteria are met by the sibling
  • In-district School Change applications are only open to those students who are in good academic standing (No “F” grades and above a 2.0 GPA), have satisfactory attendance (no unexcused absences or excessive tardiness), and have no severe behavior violations (suspensions).
  • All secondary level applications received after the School Change deadline will be considered in order received.
  • Out of district families may apply to attend any OPEN school. All students
    who apply to the District will be considered based upon the same criteria.

Important Notes:

  • Register at your neighborhood school if you are new to the Edmonds School District in case we are unable to approve your School Change Application
  • If approved, parents are responsible for transportation to and from the approved school
  • Secondary student athletes who make a change of schools without a corresponding change of residence must compete at the sub-varsity level for one calendar year
  • This process does not apply to Madrona Multi-Age K-8, Maplewood Parent Cooperative K-8, Edmonds Heights K-12, eLearning, Scriber Lake High School, CLIP, or International Baccalaureate. Please contact these schools directly for their entry guidelines.
  • Students who are accepted for School Change may continue to attend that school without reapplying in future years unless district attendance boundaries are changed or a school has exceeded its school/student seats available.
  • Students may continue at the high school level in the attendance area of the approved middle school without an approved School Change.
  • Parents of out-of-district students will be contacted prior to final approval to obtain a Choice Transfer Request (CTR) from their resident school district. The CTR will be required to the beginning of each school year that the student is enrolled in the Edmonds School District. Failure to submit a yearly CTR may result in the withdrawal of your child from the Edmonds School District.
  • Students must be enrolled with their correct permanent home address. Address verification will be required.

What if your School Change application is denied? 

A parent receiving a district letter of denial has ten (10) school days after receipt to submit an appeal outlining special hardship circumstances to:

School Change Applications - Superintendent's Office

Edmonds School District 

20420 68th Ave W 

Lynnwood, WA 98036 

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