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    How to request a student transfer

    PGCPS SY20 Student Transfer Season:  April 13 (12:01 a.m.) - May 14 (11:59 p.m.), 2019

    PGCPS will accept student transfer requests for the 2019-2020 school year from April 13 (12:01 a.m.) through May 14 (11:59 p.m.), 2019. The original window was changed on April 12 to accommodate the addition of 21 more elementary school transfer choices. Parents and guardians of students currently enrolled at a PGCPS school can submit transfer requests electronically through the SchoolMax Family Portal. Portal access is limited to parents and legal guardians with an active SchoolMax Family Portal account (username and password). A list of schools currently accepting transfers is below.

    Parents and legal guardians of students that are not currently enrolled but have a student identification number can request a student transfer form by sending an email to or by contacting our office at 301-567-8751. Completed forms must also be emailed to Students entering kindergarten who have not been currently enrolled in a PGCPS Pre-K or Early Childhood Center (ECC) program must request a transfer form.


    Decision letters will be mailed no later than June 28, 2019. Please allow at least three weeks for delivery. The Office of Student Records, Transfer and Archival Services can not be held responsible for receipt of notifications if addresses have not been updated in the Student Information System (SIS) SchoolMax. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for ensuring residence addresses and email addresses are captured accurately in SchoolMax. >>View the Transfer Request FAQs


    What You Need to Know

    •  PGCPS processes student transfers during the months of April to May of the current school year for the upcoming school year.

    • A Student Identification Number is needed in order to process a transfer.

    • Current parents/legal guardians must submit transfer requests through the SchoolMax Family Portal. Make sure current addresses and emails are updated in SchoolMax for notifications. 

    • Transfer requests to schools with enrollment that exceeds state-rated capacity, specialty schools (including lottery) or private schools will not be considered. 

    • Bus transportation is not provided for transfer students.

    • Transfers for Pre-K and ECC please contact the early childhood office.

    How to Submit a Transfer Request

    Parents/guardians who would like to transfer their child from their neighborhood school to another PGCPS school may submit a transfer request during the open student transfer season (usually within the months of April and May of the current school year for the upcoming school year). Transfer requests may be submitted outside of the transfer season only for the following reasons: 

    • Families who moved into Prince George's County after the transfer season ended.

    • Families with students with health issues or other documented compelling reasons for changing schools. Documentation must be verified by PGCPS attending physician or health professional.

    • Families moving to a new neighborhood who wishes for the student to remain in their current school until the program or school year ends (Administrative Recommendation Needed).

    How to Submit a Transfer Request – Currently Enrolled Students 

    1.  Set up a SchoolMax Parent Portal user account

    2.  Your student must continue to attend the current school until you receive official notification that your transfer request has been approved. 

    How to Submit a Transfer Request – New Students ONLY 

    1. Complete the enrollment process at your neighborhood school to get a family ID number.

    2. Please call the office directly at 301-567-8751. Your child's enrollment status must be verified.

    3. Your student must attend their neighborhood school until you receive official notification that your transfer request has been approved.     

    Schools Accepting Transfers for the 2019-20 School Year

    Apple Grove Elementary
    Ardmore Elementary
    Baden Elementary
    Barnaby Manor Elementary
    Bradbury Heights Elementary
    Capitol Heights Elementary
    Clinton Grove Elementary
    Concord Elementary
    District Heights Elementary
    Doswell E. Brooks Elementary
    Edward M. Felegy Elementary
    Fort Foote Elementary
    Fort Washington Forest Elementary
    Francis Scott Key Elementary
    Francis T. Evans Elementary
    Highland Park Elementary
    Hillcrest Heights Elementary
    Indian Queen Elementary
    J. Frank Dent Elementary
    John H. Bayne Elementary
    Kenilworth Elementary
    Kettering Elementary
    Kingsford Elementary
    Lake Arbor Elementary
    Longfields Elementary
    Marlton Elementary
    Mattaponi Elementary
    Melwood Elementary
    Mt. Rainier Elementary
    North Forestville Elementary
    Northview Elementary
    Oxon Hill Elementary
    Paint Branch Elementary
    Panorama Elementary
    Patuxent Elementary
    Perrywood Elementary
    Pointer Ridge Elementary
    Potomac Landing Elementary
    Princeton Elementary
    Robert R. Gray Elementary
    Rockledge Elementary
    Rosa L. Parks Elementary
    Rosaryville Elementary
    Rose Valley Elementary
    Samuel Chase Elementary
    Scotchtown Hills Elementary
    Seabrook Elementary
    Suitland Elementary
    Tayac Elementary
    Tulip Grove Elementary
    Valley View Elementary
    William Beanes Elementary
    Woodmore Elementary
    Benjamin Stoddert Middle School
    Ernest Everett Just Middle School
    Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School
    Kettering Middle School
    Samuel P. Massie Academy
    Thurgood Marshall Middle School
    Walker Mill Middle School
    William W. Hall Academy

    Crossland High School
    Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School
    Fairmont Heights High School
    Frederick Douglass High School
    Friendly High School
    Gwynn Park High School
    Largo High School

    Potomac High School
    Suitland High School
    Surrattsville High School