Types of Transfers

Programs of Choice
Parents of students in 5th, 8th, and 9th grade may request a transfer for their child to enroll in a career academy or program of choice not offered at their home school. Programs of Choice include High School Career Academies, IB and AICE acceleration programs, ROTC and in middle school, a Center for the Arts program.

Hardship Waivers
A student may be granted a hardship transfer when a condition or situation exists that implies an adverse or compelling circumstance or a state of misfortune unique to that student’s life or a family’s life situation. The situation could impact the student’s ability to achieve success at their zoned school.

Employee Transfers
Any parent or legal guardian employed full-time by SJCSD may request a transfer for their child to attend the school in which they work, or the school closest to their primary work location if a different grade level.

How to Apply

Applications are available for each transfer option at the appropriate time on the school district’s website and paper copies are available upon request.

Programs of Choice
Director: Emily Harrison
Hardship Waivers
Senior Director: Paul Abbatinozzi
Employee Transfers
Senior Director: Paul Abbatinozzi
Controlled Open Enrollment
Director: Denise Sumerix

More Information

For more information, please view the SJCSD Student Assignment, Enrollment and Choice Plan.

Controlled Open Enrollment (COE)
Pursuant to HB 7029, beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, parents seeking additional choice options for their student may enroll their child in any school in the state that has not reached capacity (available seats).

A list of schools accepting COE students will be released each year. Parents will fill out an application for each school they would like their child to attend during the application window. Assignments will be made through a random lottery system. Siblings will be provided a preference in the lottery. Transfers are granted through completion of the highest grade at the school.

IEP requirements cannot be guaranteed for students accepting a transfer through COE.

2018-2019 COE Schools

The Webster School
PV/PV Rawlings Elementary

Important Things to Note

  • Transportation to and from the transfer school is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
  • Transfer Applications are for the up-coming school year.
  • Students who are subject to a suspension or expulsion at their zoned school are not eligible for controlled open enrollment transfers.
  • Student hardships are available for residents within St. Johns County only.
  • Student Hardship Transfer and Employee Transfer requests must be renewed each year.
Transfer Timelines
Career Academies/
Programs of Choice
Jan. 18 – Feb. 8, 2018
Employee Transfers Jan. 17 – Feb. 12, 2018
Current Hardships Jan. 23 – Feb. 12, 2018
Controlled Open Enrollment
Lottery and Notification
Jan. 29 – Feb. 26, 2018
Feb. 27 – Mar. 2, 2018
New Employees

First-Time Hardships

Beginning March 20, 2018

Beginning March 20, 2018