Skip to main content


Intradistrict Transfers for Middle and High School opens October 15, 2019
Posted 10/11/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 11, 2019

Contact:  Ursula Kroemer Leimbach / / Mobile: (760) 705-6919 


Request period for Mt. Diablo Unified School District intradistrict transfers for middle and high school opens October 15th

Online application request period open October 15 – November 15, 2019;

elementary school application period starts February 2020


CONCORD - Mt. Diablo Unified School District provides extensive school options for all students, TK-12.   We encourage parents / guardians to fully research the school options available; starting with the school of residence, to help them determine what MDUSD school offers the best fit for their child and family.


Intradistrict transfers are for students who reside within the MDUSD boundaries and would like to request transfer to another MDUSD school.  The transfer request period for request for the 2020-2021 school year is October 15 – November 15, 2019 for students who are currently enrolled in grades 5-11.  The online form will be available on the Student Services transfer information webpage beginning October 15.


At some schools there is not enough space available for every student who applies. In order to assign these seats fairly, applications submitted during the transfer window are given "priority", and all applications received during this time period are randomly sorted in order of "priority" placement.   The following is the order of priority for students applying for an intradistrict transfer. 


The priorities are ranked 1-6, with 1 receiving the highest placement on the enrollment list.  All of these are based on space availability and only resident status is guaranteed. Space availability is be determined by current enrollment and is reviewed annually.




Points for Consideration for Approval of Transfer Request



Intradistrict Transfer Requests from siblings of students currently enrolled in a school of request. Siblings must share a year at the same school.



Employees are currently defined in board policy as follows: Students whose parent/guardian is assigned to that school as his/her primary place of employment. Priority criteria will only apply for the duration of the parent/guardian's employment at that site. Employees to be eligible hereunder must have a regular assignment of 10 hours per week or more.


Resident Agreement Schools

Students residing in a neighborhood where attendance has been established by agreement (such as Monte Gardens Elementary, Sequoia Elementary and Sequoia Middle)


Cohort Changing Levels

A cohort is defined as a group of students moving from one level to another. For example, Riverview to Mt. Diablo High, Valley View to College Park, El Dorado to Concord High, and Foothill to Northgate. It also includes the various feeder patterns traveling from elementary school to middle schools.


Academic Programs

Academic program pathways include a continuation of a specialized program such as International Baccalaureate or Dual Immersion.



The public school choice (Choice) program under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was phased out in the 2017–18 school year due to the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Beginning with the 2018–19 school year, school district were no longer required to provide transportation to students who transferred to non-program improvement schools under the NCLB Choice program. In addition, districts may allow such students to remain in the schools of choice until they complete the highest grade level in that school.  Read more.


Transfer options for the 2020-2021 school year include:


For additional information, please visit our transfer information webpage or by calling (925) 682-8000 ext. 4069.


#  #  #


About Mt. Diablo Unified

Mt. Diablo Unified, located in Contra Costa County, is honored to serve nearly 32,000 students at one of more than 50 school sites in the cities of Clayton, Concord, Pleasant Hill; portions of Martinez, Pittsburg and Walnut Creek; and the unincorporated communities of Bay Point, Clyde, Lafayette, and Pacheco. As part of a richly diverse community, MDUSD families represent numerous ethnic communities, speaking nearly 50 different languages and dialects. We offer award-winning innovative programs in Career Technical Education (CTE); Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); extensive visual and performing arts programs; and rich foreign language and dual immersion offerings. MDUSD is pleased to have the only International Baccalaureate (IB) program in Contra Costa County at Ygnacio Valley High School; Oak Grove Middle School is an approved candidate for the IB Middle Years Programme. MDUSD has one of only three middle college programs regionally, our College Now program, enabling high school juniors and seniors to earn college credits while also meeting high school graduation requirements. MDUSD also has implemented the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program across the district, K-12.  Learn more at