Requesting a Transfer to Another Neighborhood High School

Neighborhood Schools

Neighborhood schools have attendance areas established by the School Board. Every student is guaranteed admission to the elementary, middle, and high school serving the attendance area in which the student resides. If you need to determine your neighborhood high school, please use the Boundary (Attendance Zone) Locator.

High School Neighborhood Transfer Information for the 2019-20 School Year:

  • Neighborhood transfers will be available to Wakefield and Yorktown High Schools.
  • APS will announce the number of neighborhood transfers available on Jan. 10, 2019 as a part of the Superintendent’s Annual Update.
  • Neighborhood transfers will be based on Fall 2018 10-Year projections and school capacity.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for transportation when the student accepts a transfer to another neighborhood school that is accepting transfers.

Families interested in applying for a neighborhood transfer will need to submit an application through the online application portal.


For additional information or questions, please contact the APS Welcome Center at 703-228-8000 or schooloptions@apsva.us.