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:

All students accepting transfers must provide their own transportation to and from school.

  • Wakefield = 15 available slots
  • Washington-Lee = No neighborhood transfers available for 2019-20
  • Yorktown = 70 available slots

Families interested in applying for a neighborhood transfer will need to submit an application through the online application portal. Information on how to apply for a neighborhood transfer and the appeals process is available on the How to Apply page.

*Families that would like to request their child attend a high school other than their neighborhood high school are able to apply for an administrative transfer (appeals process).

For additional information or questions, please contact the APS Welcome Center at 703-228-8000 or