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Out of District Transfers

IMPORTANT SCHOOL CHOICE DATE CHANGES: 4J has pushed back deadlines to make sure that all families have the opportunity to apply for a transfer while school buildings are closed statewide due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Please see below for more information.

2020-2021 Online application 4jschoolchoice.com

2020-2021 Application Dates:

  • March 1-April 30: Lottery for non-resident/out-of-district students only NEW DATE
  • Starting May 6: Placement for 4J resident and non-resident students NEW DATE
2020-2021 Notification Dates:

  • By May 15, 2020: Non-resident lottery  NEW DATE
  • Starting May 6: Placement is ongoing through 2020-2021 school year, please contact School Choice office for more information NEW DATE
IMPORTANT NOTE: There is a 5-day deadline to respond. A parent/guardian must take action to accept a seat offer for their student by the 5th business day after email notification. Please login to the school choice account and click Accept or Decline. If no action is taken by the parent/guardian, the system will auto-decline the seat offer on the 5th business day and offer the seat to the next student on the waiting list.

Eugene School District 4J welcomes families who live outside of the district to request a transfer to 4J.

The annual application period for non-resident families is March 1–31 prior to fall enrollment. *For 2020, the deadline has been extended to April 30, 2020 due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. A lottery will determine the order in which transfer offers will be granted.

Post-lottery transfer requests from 4J resident and non-resident families will be accepted beginning May 1 prior to fall enrollment. *For 2020, the start date has been changed to May 6, 2020 due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Post-lottery transfer requests will be placed on school waiting lists by priority and in the order they are received.

All offers to enroll at a 4J school are based on space availability and contingent upon the consent of the applicant’s home district or district of residence release.

4J Schools Open to Non-Resident Transfers

Non-residents applying to transfer to the district may request their preferred school or schools from among those that are open to requests. For any transfer, the preferred school must have a space available to meet the student’s needs. Some 4J schools are not open to non-resident applications because those schools will not have space available after district residents are accommodated.

The following schools may be requested for 2020–21 enrollment:

Awbrey Park Elementary School
Chávez Elementary School
Chinese Immersion Elementary School
Corridor Elementary School
Edgewood Elementary School
Family School
River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School (Spanish Dual Immersion)
Spring Creek Elementary School
Yujin Gakuen Elementary School (Japanese Immersion)

Arts & Technology Academy
Kennedy Middle School
Madison Middle School
Spencer Butte Middle School
Monroe Middle School

HIGH SCHOOLS (grades 9–11 only, except for returning students)
Churchill High School
International High School at Churchill
North Eugene High School
Sheldon High School

Non-resident Enrollment Priorities

District residents have priority for enrollment before seats can be offered to out-of-district applicants.

Out-of-district families are asked to indicate which 4J schools they prefer, among those open to requests. A lottery and the following priorities determine the order in which any available spaces are offered to students and the remaining students are placed on the school’s waiting list. If there are more total non-resident applicants than the number of districtwide openings approved by the school board, students will be admitted to the district through a lottery using the same priorities.

  • Returning Student – Non-resident student attending the school for the current school year and requesting to continue enrollment in the school after moving out of the 4J boundary.
  • Siblings  A sibling residing in the same household with a student who is currently attending a 4J school and will be be co-enrolled at the school with the applicant in the next school year.
  • All other non-resident students

All offers to enroll at a 4J school are based on space availability and contingent upon the consent of the applicant’s home district.

Who Needs to Apply

All students who live outside of Eugene School District 4J and do not have an existing non-temporary transfer to their current school must apply for a transfer to attend a 4J school. This includes:

• Students newly enrolling in 4J schools, including siblings of current students.

• Students who have been attending a 4J school as a district resident and have moved out of the district this year, even if they have obtained a temporary transfer to complete the school year.

• Students who are currently attending a 4J school on a transfer, and are changing school levels (e.g. middle to high school) or want to change schools. (K–12 language immersion programs are the exception; students continuing in the program are enrolled in the next level without needing to apply.)

4J Resident Request to Transfer to Other Districts

A 4J resident who chooses to transfer to another school district must apply to the district they wish to attend. The receiving district will contact 4J to request consent to release.

Please see Frequently Asked Questions. If your question is not addressed, please email schoolchoice@4j.lane.edu.