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Transfer Policy

Transfer Policy In School

The Montezuma Instructional Council has developed the following In-School Transfer Policy to assist school administrators, teachers, and parents in determining the best classroom assignment to meet the academic and social needs of each student. Research indicates that children need a minimum of three weeks to adapt to a new classroom environment; therefore, there will be no transfers during the first three weeks of school.

If a parent has a concern about a child’s classroom assignment, the parent must first speak directly with the child’s teacher about the concern. If the parent wishes to have a third party present during the initial conference, the counselor or school principal will help to facilitate this conference. The parent and the teacher will formulate an informal agreement or action plan in writing to address the concern.

If after the initial conference, the parent continues to have concerns, the parent must notify the principal and provide a written statement of concerns. The principal will then arrange a formal conference with the parent, teacher, counselor, and principal. At this conference, a formal action plan will be written and distributed to those involved. A minimum of three weeks must pass before the next step occurs.

If the parent continues to believe the child’s needs are not being met, then a final conference will be held. The counselor, parents, (preferably both), the child’s present teacher and if necessary, the teacher who may potentially receive the child will attend. At this conference, the needs of the child will be discussed and a record of the conference will be kept in the principal’s office. If a decision is made to change a classroom assignment, the child will be moved to the new class on a space-available basis only and will be moved to the classroom with the lowest pupil-teacher ratio.

All student reassignments will be based on student needs.

Transfers (Open Enrollment Transfers)

If you want to submit a request to transfer your student to a different school, you'll need to fill out a transfer request form.

Transfer requests for school year (2015-2016) will be accepted beginning January 1, 2015. Transfer Requests may be submitted using one of two ways.

Online Transfer Request

Available on the APS website


Paper Transfer Request Form
Copies of the form may be obtained at the APS Transfer Office and completed forms may be submitted to the APS Transfer Office at 6400 Uptown Blvd., Albuquerque.

For additional information, you may call the APS Transfer Office at 855-9050 or 855-9040.

How Transfers Work

Transfers are granted based on the space available in a school or program. We use a random selection process and priority system that is in compliance with state and federal regulations.


Transfer Request Form


Click to go to the online transfer request form.

Please remember that the transfer request process is NOT a first-come, first-served process. The first window for transfer requests begins today and goes through March 15. All requests received between now and March 15 will be entered in to the same lottery.


Transfer requests for the 2016-2017 school year will be available in January 2016.