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Posted January 28, 2014

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APS Accepting Applications for Student Transfers Beginning Feb. 1

The first application period runs through March 15.

For more information regarding transfer requests call the APS Student Transfer Office at 855-9050 or 855-9040.

Families who would like their child to attend a school outside their assigned attendance area in the Albuquerque Public Schools may apply for a transfer beginning Feb. 1.

Applications may be completed online at the APS transfer website or in person at the APS Student, School and Community Service Center on the first floor of the west tower in the APS Building at 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE.

Note: The online form will not become active until Feb. 1.

The district will utilize a series of enrollment windows to accept applications for the 2014-15 school year. The first window runs through March 15.

Transfer applications are accepted under the provisions of the APS Procedural Directive regarding transfers and the New Mexico Open Enrollment Act. Transfers will be granted on a space-available basis and in compliance with district and state requirements, said Toby Herrera, director of the APS Student, School and Community Service Center.

“Approvals and denials are granted based on the priority guidelines of the state and federal legislation,” Herrera said.

He added that parents should be notified by mail whether the transfer has been approved or denied by mid-May.

Herrera also noted that students having a current transfer do not need to reapply unless they want to change schools. “Students who are moving from elementary to middle school or middle school to high school do need to apply for a transfer if they want to attend a school outside their assigned attendance area,” he said.

For more information regarding transfer requests call the APS Student Transfer Office at 855-9050 or 855-9040.

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