Buncombe County Schools' summer hours begin
Monday, June 10, and end Friday, August 9.
Student Services is open 7:00 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Thursday.
DUE DATE: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Late applications must be submitted ASAP!
Notice for Kindergarten Only
For students enrolling in KINDERGARTEN, transfers between schools in the Buncombe County Schools district or from other school districts will not be considered until May 15, 2013. After May 15th, parents wishing to transfer their students for an allowed reason (see details on the application) may contact principals at both schools for approval. Kindergarten students should register at the school in their HOME DISTRICT. Click here for registration information. If you are unsure which school is in your home district, please contact Transportation at 232-4240 or click here.
Releases from Buncombe County Schools to another district may be requested at any time and are subject to the principal's approval.
RELEASE TO ASHEVILLE CITY SCHOOLS
Please refer to Asheville City Schools Student Services for their specific requirements for Discretionary Admission:
Several NEW Changes (effective 4/7/11):
- An application must be completed for each student, every year.
- There is a $10 fee per student, with a maximum of $50 per household. This also applies for parents who are employees.
- Policy 410 is available on the district website, at each Buncombe County school, and in the Student Services office.
Complete the Transfer/Release Application in its entirety, as noted below. Incomplete applications will not be processed – they will be returned to you for completion.
Step 1: Choose the appropriate transfer/release option for your situation. Details of allowable reasons for transfers/releases are included on the second page of the application. Transfers will not be considered on the basis of a disagreement with school staff regarding school decisions such as grades, homework, discipline, retention, or class assignment.
Step 2: Complete the Student and Parent/Guardian information section. Please indicate both your residential and mailing address, if different.
Step 3: Obtain the appropriate principal signatures, as noted on the application. If your child is being released from another school district, any releasing paperwork from the other district should be attached to your application.
Step 4: Submit the completed application and payment to the Student Services Department at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806. There is a $10.00 processing fee per student, with a maximum of $50.00 per household. Cash or checks made payable to Buncombe County Schools are acceptable. Employees of Buncombe County Schools are also responsible for the $10.00 processing fee per student.
Students who reside outside Buncombe County will be required to pay tuition. The tuition contract on the second page of the transfer/release application must be completed and submitted in person in the Student Services office. Please contact Student Services at 828-255-5918 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Transfer/release applications received in Student Services will be submitted for approval at the next Board of Education meeting. After the meeting, parents will receive a notification in the mail of whether the application was approved or denied. Release from another school, release from another district, or a transfer/release application approval in a prior year does not automatically mean that the current application will be approved.
NOTE: A high school student transferred from one district to another forfeits, for one year, all athletic eligibility in any sport in which he/she participated in at his/her former school. Eligibility is restored one year from the date the Board of Education originally approved the transfer.
NOTE: Court documents cannot designate that a student must be enrolled in a school in the middle of two parents' residences.
The court system may not specify
to a School Board where a student will be enrolled. As clearly stated in Policy 410
(excerpt below) students can only be enrolled in the district where a parent or legal guardian lives, unless there are other criteria for a transfer - please see Policy 410R
for all allowable reasons for transfer.
"Under no circumstances can a student have more than one domicile for the purposes
of attendance. The domicile of any student shall be deemed to be that of his parents
or the sole supervising parent. In the event the parents are separated or divorced, the
domicile of the student shall be that of the parent to whom custody has been
awarded by a court of competent jurisdiction. If no custody order has been entered,
the domicile shall be deemed to be that of the parent who had actual custody
immediately upon the separation. If custody is declared as equal for both parents,
the home address of either parent may be used to determine the school attendance