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    How to request a student transfer

    PGCPS Student Transfer Season Open 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. Parents or legal guardians must have an active SchoolMax Family Portal account (username and password).

    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 contacting our office at 301-567-8751. Completed forms must be emailed to Students entering Kindergarten and not currently enrolled in a PGCPS PreK or Early Childhood Center (ECC) program must request a transfer form. Paper forms will not be processed for students currently enrolled in a PGCPS school with the exception of PGCPS PreK or ECC students.


    The Office of Student Records, Transfers and Archival Services will not accept transfer requests to schools that exceed state-rated capacity. A list of schools currently accepting transfers is below.


    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 must ensure residence addresses are captured accurately in SchoolMax. >>View the Transfer Request FAQs

    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. Transfer requests may be submitted outside of the transfer season only for the following reasons: 

    • Families that move into Prince George's County after the transfer season ended 

    • The student has a health issue or other documented, compelling reason for changing schools must be verified by PGCPS, Attending physician or health professional

    • The family is moving to a new neighborhood and the student would like to remain in their current school until the program or school year ends 

    What You Need to Know

    • Current parents/guardian must submit transfer requests through the SchoolMax Family Portal.

    • Transfer requests to schools with enrollment that exceeds state-rated capacity will not be considered. 

    • Bus transportation is not provided for transfer students.

    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