Counseling Department

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

Frequently Asked Questions about Admissions & Enrollment

 
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ENROLLMENT

You must complete the online registration application before making an appointment. To make an appointment, please email the Registrar/Counseling Office Secretary Diana Fernandez at dfernandez@tamdistrict.org and include the name of your student. We will do our best to schedule you for the first available appointment. Parking is limited. Please allow enough time to find a parking space. 

Required documents to provide at the enrollment appointment:
 
-       Three proofs of residency as indicated in the District Residency Requirements
-       Student's immunization records (translated into English)
-       Student’s transcript from last school attended
-       Student MUST be present for enrollment appointment.
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SIBLINGS

A student may apply for concurrent attendance to the same school their sibling attends. 

If a student is requesting to attend the same school their sibling currently attends, a Compelling Need Intradistrict Transfer Application is required.

A Compelling Need Intradistrict Transfer Application is available and submitted to the Principal of your school of residence.  If you are currently enrolled in a district school, you must continue to attend that school pending the effective date of the transfer, if approved.

 
CITIES FOR REDWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

     Belvedere                       Kentfield

     Corte Madera                 Ross

     Greenbrae                      Tiburon

     Larkspur*

*Larkspur Landing Shopping Center and Drakes Cove are part of the San Rafael School District. Street names include East Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Lincoln Village Circle, Old Quarry Road, Drakes Cove Court and Drakes Cove Road. 
 
Students who attend middle schools in the above cities, but do NOT RESIDE in the Tamalpais Union High School District attendance area, should call the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent at (415) 945-1020 for further enrollment information.
 
 
OPEN ENROLLMENT TRANSFER POLICY

The Tamalpais District open enrollment transfer policy offers 8th-11th grade students, who reside within the Tamalpais Union High School District boundaries, the opportunity to select their school of attendance.

OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATION PERIOD:  March 2017.  Before applying for an open enrollment transfer, students and parents are encouraged to visit both their school of residence and their desired school of attendance to make certain their choice is an appropriate one.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN OPEN ENROLLMENT?

Open enrollment applies only to students residing in the Tamalpais Union High School District.

Open enrollment applies only to the District's three comprehensive high schools - Tamalpais, Drake, and Redwood.

Open enrollment does not apply to the District's two alternative schools - San Andreas (continuation high school) and Tamiscal (independent study high school), or to the District’s alternative program - TEAM.

Students currently enrolled in 8th grade:

1. Eighth grade students residing in one of the Tamalpais District's ten public elementary feeder districts who want to attend the high school in their attendance area need not participate in open enrollment. These students will be registered through the normal enrollment process and may attend the school in their attendance area.

For example, if you reside in Corte Madera and want to attend Redwood, you do not have to participate in open enrollment. You may attend Redwood.

Redwood High School Attendance Area 

  Kentfield School District

  Larkspur Corte Madera School District 

  Reed Union School District

  Ross School District

Sir Francis Drake High School Attendance Area

  Lagunitas School District

  Nicasio School District

  Ross Valley School District

Tamalpais High School Attendance Area

  Bolinas-Stinson School District

  Mill Valley School District

  Sausalito Marin City School District

Students residing in the Tamalpais District who want to attend a District school other than the high school in their attendance area, must participate in the open enrollment process (except as outlined in #2 below).

For example, if you reside in Corte Madera and want to attend Tam High, you must participate in open enrollment.

2. Eighth grade students residing in the Tamalpais District who attend a public school in one of the Tamalpais District’s ten elementary feeder districts (other than in their district of residence) may attend either their high school of residence or the high school in the attendance area of their 8th grade school. These students do not have to participate in open enrollment.

For example, if you reside in Tiburon and attend Mill Valley Middle School on an approved interdistrict transfer between the elementary districts, you may attend either Redwood or Tam without participating in open enrollment.

PLEASE NOTE: Students residing in the Tamalpais District who attend a private school in 8th grade and want to attend a Tamalpais District school in 9th grade must attend their school of residence unless they apply for, and are granted, an open enrollment transfer.

For example, if you reside in San Anselmo and attend Marin Country Day School in 8th grade, you must attend Drake High School or participate in open enrollment if you wish to attend either Redwood or Tam in 9th grade.

 
FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION ON THE TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMISSIONS, ENROLLMENT & TRANSFER POLICIES, USE THE LINK BELOW.

http://www.tamdistrict.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=343

 

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