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Student Transfer

The Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) offers families choices to help them select the school that is right for their student. HUSD boasts a wide variety of language, art, career, and college programs to meet the needs and interests of our students. Please see below to learn more about the different options parents have and the various guidelines and limitations associated with each choice. While the District offices are physically closed to the public for safety reasons due to COVID-19, our staff continue to serve the community virtually. 



Update 1-22-21: The Open Enrollment deadline has been extended to February 22. Applications are now available for current and new students. 


2021-22 Transfer Requests

2021-22 Open Enrollment Transfers
  • Open Enrollment is the parent choice option available for families in the Hayward Unified School District who want their children to attend a different HUSD school. Some schools may not have space available in the program or grade level requested. A random, unbiased lottery will be used when there are more requests than there are spaces available. The transfer is valid for the duration of the student’s enrollment at the approved school.


Bowman Elementary

East Avenue Elementary

Eldridge Elementary

Faith Ringgold School of Arts & Sciences

Harder Elementary

Lorin Eden Elementary

Strobridge Elementary

Treeview Elementary

Anthony Ochoa Middle School

Bret Harte Middle School

Cesar Chavez Middle School

Martin Luther King Middle School

Winton Middle School 

Hayward High School

Mt. Eden High School

Tennyson  High School


Cherryland Elementary

Eden Gardens Elementary

Fairview Elementary

Glassbrook Elementary

Longwood Elementary

Palma Ceia Elementary

Park Elementary

Ruus Elementary

Tyrrell Elementary

2021-22 Special Circumstance Transfer 
  • Parents may request a transfer during a school year if a special circumstance exists that might be harmful, or dangerous to the student or cause serious hardship to the family if the student attends their resident school.  Additionally, families may request a transfer to access a special program that is not available at their resident school. All transfers are subject to available space at the desired school. Some examples of special programs include TK and language programs.


Cherryland Elementary (Spanish Bilingual Alternative)

Eden Gardens Elementary

Fairview Elementary 

Longwood Elementary

Park Elementary (year-round school)

Ruus  Elementary

Southgate Elementary 

Initial entry into the Dual Language Immersion program is for grades TK, K and 1st to build foundations in both languages.  Upper grade placement is dependent upon appropriate educational background in both languages. Applicants must attend a DLI orientation meeting. DLI programs are available at:

Burbank Elementary (Spanish)

Schafer Park Elementary (Spanish) 

Stonebrae Elementary (Mandarin Chinese) 

Please see the following important highlights prior to submitting an application. For full details, see the Intra-District Board Policy. 

  • The district shall identify schools which may have space available for additional students for the upcoming school year.

  • A list of available schools, the transfer request form, and application time period will be available on the district's website, and, if open to the public, at schools and the CWA office.  

  • If there are more Open Enrollment transfer requests than spaces available at the requested school (for a particular grade and or program), a random unbiased lottery shall be held from the applicant pool.

  • Priority in the Open Enrollment process should there be a lottery will be given to the following: 

    • Any sibling of a student enrolled at the requested school during the year of the transfer request.  

    • Any student whose parent/guardian is assigned to that school as his/her primary place of employment during the year of the transfer request.

  • Open Enrollment approval will be based on space availability

  • A waiting list shall be established from which applicants may be accepted if/when openings occur.  The waiting list will be maintained until the end of the first grading period of the requested school year.



Username: Your child's HUSD email number without the @husd extension

Password: Student ID#



More information about Special programs

Language Programs
Chinese New Year
Visual & Performing Arts
Chamber Strings
College/Career Prep
Engineering students



2020-21 Transfer Requests (CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR only)

School transfers for 2020-21 are limited.  If you are new to HUSD, please visit our enrollment page: for more information.  For more transfer information for this school year 2020-2021, please call 510-723-3857 ext. 34207 or send an email to:

If you are checking on the status of an existing transfer for 2020-2021, please make sure you provide the following information in order for us to respond/process appropriately.  

  1. Name of the student
  2. Where the transfer is from
  3. The requested school 
  4. Your name and phone number

 For  Intra-district Transfer Application for 20-21 (this school year only) please click here: English or Spanish

For  Inter-district Transfer Application for 20-21 (this school year only) please click here: English or  Spanish