Shawnee Mission transfer application period now open for 2018-19 school year

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East Antioch Elementary is among the schools closed to transfers this year due to high enrollment.

The Shawnee Mission School District will begin accepting transfer applications for students who wish to attend a school outside their home attendance area for the 2018-19 school year.

Based on an update of its policies in 2015, the district now applies the following rules to consideration of transfer requests:

  • Siblings of current in-district transfer students will receive priority consideration.
  • The district will review in-district transfer requests first.
  • Remaining transfer requests are considered in the order they are received.

Because of shifted attendance areas and high enrollment, 12 elementary schools will not be accepting transfer students next year. They are:

  • ApacheIS
  • Briarwood
  • Broken Arrow
  • Christa McAuliffe
  • Corinth
  • East Antioch
  • Mill Creek
  • Overland Park
  • Rhein Benninghoven
  • Rising Star
  • Shawanoe
  • Sunflower

The transfer application link on the district’s website went live at 8 a.m. today. The district requests that applications be submitted electronically before the deadline of 5 p.m. on April 30. Families without internet access may submit a paper application. Paper applications are available in the Office of Instructional Leadership at the Center for Academic Achievement.

The district anticipates being able to inform families of the decision on their transfer requests by June 15.

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