Application Process

In-District Application

This information applies if you live in the NSD service area but would like your child to attend a different school within NSD.

Each student in the district is required to attend the school designated for the geographic attendance area in which he or she resides.

A parent/guardian may request that his or her child be allowed to attend another school in the district.

Please see the following documents for more details:

Non-Resident Application

This information applies if you live outside of the NSD and would like your child to attend a school within NSD.

Any student who resides outside the district may apply to attend a school in the district. All applications for nonresident attendance will be considered on an equal basis within the parameters of Northshore School District Policy 3141 and state law.

A parent/guardian shall apply for admission on behalf of his or her child by submitting a signed release form (choice transfer request) from the resident district in which they reside. Please contact that school district for that form.

Please see the following documents for more details:

Transfer out of NSD

We are sorry to see you go but understand that sometimes individual students need specific programs this district does not offer.  To attend school in another public school district, you must also apply for a transfer.

  • Print the Choice Transfer Request or pick up one at the district office.  This needs to be done each year that your student wants to transfer out of Northshore School District.
  • Submit the completed form to NSD by one of the options listed below:
    • In-Person or Mail - NSD Admin c/o Student Services 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell WA 98021
    • Email - nsdwaivers@nsd.org
    • Fax - 425-408-7729
  • The form will be submitted to your requested district.
  • The new district will notify you if the transfer has been approved/denied.

Transportation

Transportation for students on a waiver: You may apply for a transportation request through the transportation department at www.nsd.org/nsdtransportation. Applications are processed the beginning of October. Waivered students will be allowed transportation through the district if space allows and from an existing stop after the yearly assessment.

Waivered students and students that are going to daycare on a bus other than their own must also apply for a transportation request that will also be assessed in October. Until the assessment, parents or the daycare providers
are responsible for the students transportation.

Where to submit

Where to Submit Waiver Application Requests

Requests for in‐district attendance waiver applications and non‐resident district waiver applications must be submitted in writing to the Office of Student Services by mail, e‐mail, fax or hand carried.  If you are requesting to attend from another district, you will submit your choice transfer form to their office.

Mail or hand carry to:
Northshore School District Student Services
3330 Monte Villa Parkway
Bothell, WA 98021

Email: nsdwaivers@nsd.org

FAX: 425.408.7729

What if your waiver is denied?

In-district:

  • If your requested school is not at capacity, please contact the principal directly. They approve and deny all waivers to their school. 
  • If your requested school is at capacity, please contact the Student Services office at 425 408 7725 or nsdwaivers@nsd.org to set up a time to meet with the director of Student Services to discuss your denial. 

Out-of-district:

  • Please contact the Student Services office at 425 408 7725 or nsdwaivers@nsd.org to set up a time to meet with the director of Student Services to discuss your denial. 
  • After following up with the school district, you have the right to appeal the decision to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. All appeals to OSPI are heard by an Administrative Law Judge with OSPI's designee, Office of Administrative Hearings. Learn how the appeals process works and download the appeals form at http://www.k12.wa.us/ProfPractices/AdminResources/StudentTransfer/default.aspx.

    TRANSLATION SERVICES
    This is an important notice about your child’s school district Choice Transfer or Interdistrict Agreement request. If you need this information in another language, please contact one of the Choice Coordinators listed above or OSPI (206) 616-9940 to have this translated for you at no cost.

    Esta es una notificación importante sobre la solicitud de una transferencia electiva (Choice Transfer) o de un acuerdo entre distritos (Interdistrict Agreement) del distrito escolar de su hijo. Si necesita esta información en otro idioma, por favor comuníquese con uno de los coordinadores Choice indicados arriba o con OSPI (206) 616-9940 para que le traduzcan este texto sin costo alguno para usted.

    នេះគឺជា សេចក្តីជូនដំណឹងសំខាន់មួយអំពីការស្នើសុំលើការផ្ទេរជម្រើសមណ្ឌលសាលារៀនរបស់ កូនរបស់លោកអ្នកឬកិច្ចព្រមព្រៀងអន្តរមណ្ឌល (Interdistrict Agreement) ។ប្រសិនបើលោកអ្នកត្រូវការព័ត៌មាននេះជាភាសាផ្សេងទៀតសូមទាក់ទងអ្នកសម្របសម្រួល ណាម្នាក់ក្នុងចំណោមអ្នកសម្របសម្រួលជម្រើសដែលមានក្នុងបញ្ជីខាងលើឬOSPI (206) 616-9940 ដើម្បីឱ្យគេបកប្រែសេចក្តីជូនដំណឹងនេះឧ្យលោកអ្នកដោយឥតគិតថ្លៃ។

    이것은 당신자녀의 학군의 전학선택 (Choice Transfer) 또는 학군내의 상호협정요구에 대하여
    중요한 내용입니다. 당신이 이정보들이 다른언어로 필요하다면 Choice 관계자나 OSPI (206)
    619-9940 으로 연락하시어 무료로 받으십시요.

    ਇਹ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਬੱਚੇ ਦੀ ਸਕੂਲ ਡਿਸਟ੍ਰਿਕਟ ਚੋਇਸ ਟ੍ਰਾਂਸਫਰ ਜਾਂ ਇੰਟਰ-ਡਿਸਟ੍ਰਿਕਟ ਐਗਰੀਮੈਂਟ ਬੇਨਤੀ ਦੇ ਬਾਰੇ ਇੱਕ ਮਹੱਤਵਪੂਰਨ ਨੋਟਿਸ ਹੈ। ਜੇ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਇਹ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਕਿਸੇ ਹੋਰ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਚਾਹੀਦੀ ਹੈ, ਤਾਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਕਿਸੇ ਲਾਗਤ ਦੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਲਈ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਉੱਪਰ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਚੋਇਸ ਕੋਆਰਡੀਨੇਟਰਾਂ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ ਇੱਕ ਨਾਲ ਜਾਂ OSPI (206) 616-9940 'ਤੇ ਸੰਪਰਕ ਕਰੋ।

    Настоящее уведомление является важным извещением о выборе перехода школьного округа Вашего ребенка или требования межрайонного соглашения. Если Вам необходима информация на другом языке, пожалуйста, обратитесь с просьбой получить бесплатный перевод документа к одному из координаторов выбора, указанных ниже, или же в Отдел управления общественными инструкциями (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction — OSPI) по телефону (206) 616-9940.

    Tani waa ogeysiis muhiim ah oo ku saabsan Xulashada Wareejinta dugsiga dagmada ama codsiga Heshiiska Ka Dhexeeyo Dagmada. Haddii aad u baahan tahay in macluumaadkaan laguugu siiyo luqad kale, fadlan la xariir Iskuduweyaasha Xulashada kor ku qoran ama OSPI (206) 616-9940 si laguugu tarjamo macluumaadka lacag la'aan.

    Ito ay isang mahalagang abiso tungkol sa kahilingan ng distritong pampaaralan ng inyong anak hinggil sa Choice Transfer (Paglipat ng Choice) o Interdistrict Agreement (Kasunduan ng mga Distrito). Kung kailangan ninyo ang impormasyong ito sa ibang wika, mangyaring makipag-ugnay sa isa sa mga Choice Coordinators na nakalista sa itaas o OSPI (206) 616-9940 upang ito ay maisalin para sa inyo nang libre.

    Đây là thông báo quan trọng về Lựa Chọn Chuyển Trường trong khu vực cho con của quý vị hay yêu cầu Chuyển Trường Liên Khu Vực. Nếu quý vị cần thông tin này dịch theo ngôn ngữ khác, vui lòng liên lạc một trong những Người Phối Hợp Lựa Chọn liệt kê ở trên hay OSPI (206) 616-9940 để dịch cho quý vị miễn phí.

    这 是关于您的孩子关于学区选校转学(Choice Transfer)或跨校协议(Interdistrict Agreement)请求的重要通知。如果您需要用另一种语言读取此信息,请联系上面列出的选择协调员之一或公共教育厅厅长办公室(电话号码是: (206)616-9940)),来为您无偿提供此信息的翻译。