Open Enrollment (Within District) Transfers

  • "Open Enrollment" Transfer (within District): Allows 8th - 11th grade students who reside in TUHSD to transfer to a school within TUHSD that is not their school of residence.





    • Intradistrict Transfer (Open Enrollment) is a transfer between schools within the District for students who reside in TUHSD.

    • Interdistrict Transfer is a transfer from/to another school district outside of TUHSD. Click here for more information about Interdistrict Transfers.




    1. The Open Enrollment application period is from January 1, 2024 to March 31, 2024 for the 2024-25 school year registration. No late applications will be considered.

    2. 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. This link shows which cities are within each school's boundaries: Cities in the Tamalpais Union High School District

    3. Students should apply for open enrollment before registering online. Upon approval of your request, you must register online for your school of choice and submit your course requests. Residency verification is required to complete registration.

    4. Open enrollment applies only to the District's three comprehensive high schools - Tamalpais, Archie Williams, 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.

    5. Once accepted to a school, a student may not be displaced from that school and will not have to apply again.

    6. See other Open Enrollment scenarios under “Other Student Considerations” below.



    1. Complete the Open Enrollment Application Form, sign it and scan or save it to your computer.

    2. Email the completed form to  - this is the fastest way to get a response.

    3. Other application submission options:

      1. Mail it to Karmela Cleary, Superintendent’s Office, P.O. Box 605, Larkspur, CA 94977

      2. Hand-deliver the application to Karmela Cleary in the Superintendent’s Office at the District Office, located near the east parking lot on the Redwood campus.

    4. Requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis through March 31, 2024, OR until the maximum of 30 spots are filled.* 

    5. Transfer requests will be approved and students assigned to their school of choice if that school's open enrollment capacity is not exceeded.  If applications to a school exceed that school's open enrollment capacity, a lottery will determine who is assigned to that school.  A waiting list, also determined by lottery, will be established. Waiting lists do not carry over to the following school year.

    6. Students assigned to a school must register and submit course requests at that school by March 31, 2024. Once confirmed, the student is expected to attend that school.


    * PLEASE NOTE: Since the inception of the open enrollment program, open enrollment transfer requests to any one school have NOT exceeded the thirty student maximum.  Therefore, all students requesting open enrollment transfers during the established deadlines, using the procedure set forth by the Board of Trustees, will most likely be assigned to their school of choice.


  • BOARD POLICY: Open Enrollment Board Policy 5116.1





    For questions about open enrollment or interdistrict transfers or to obtain copies of forms or policies and procedures, contact:


    Karmela Cleary, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

    Tamalpais Union High School District

    (415) 945-1020   Email:



    1. Eighth grade students residing in the TUHSD who attend a public school in one of the TUHSD’s ten elementary feeder districts other than in their school 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.

    2. 9th-11th grade students who reside in the TUHSD who attend a District school other than their school of residence may continue attending that school without participating in open enrollment.

    3. 9th-11th grade students who reside in the TUHSD who attend a District school but wish to attend a different District school next year must participate in open enrollment.

    4. Students who reside in the TUHSD who currently attend a private high school but wish to attend a TUHS District school next year must attend their high school of residence unless they apply for, and are granted, an open enrollment transfer.

    5. Students who move into the District after June 30, 2023 must attend their school of residence.

    6. Students residing in the District may have their Open Enrollment transfer revoked for disciplinary reasons if designated by the Board of Trustees through an expulsion process, by the District's policy on alcohol/drugs second offenses, by the action of a Student Attendance Review Board (SARB), or through placement in an alternative school or program.

    7. Upon verification, compelling need transfers shall be granted to permit concurrent attendance of siblings at the same District school.

    8. No new transportation services shall be provided for open enrollment students.  Transportation services are limited to those traditionally provided by the District.