2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

Please read everything below in full.  By clicking on proceed to apply and completing the application you will be agreeing to the General Policy and the Terms and Conditions.


The InterDistrict Transfer Agreement (IDTA) process applies to those parents who wish their children to attend school in a district other than that in which they reside. All IDTA requests must be initiated in the district of residence.


IDTA’s are valid for one school year only and must be renewed annually, except for students on an existing transfer agreement entering grades 11 or 12 in the subsequent school year. InterDistrict applications will be required if the student is a first time applicant in grades 11 or 12.


Parent/guardian must notify the school within two weeks of a change of residency and provide the school with two proof of residency per Board Policy 5111.1, District Residency.


An approved IDTA must be in effect between the district of residence and the school district of desired attendance before a student can attend the desired school.


Transportation and/or childcare, if needed, shall be the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Students transferring into the District (CUSD) from a non-accredited school will not receive credit for work done at that institution.


Students admitted to Capistrano Unified School District under the IDTA process shall be assigned to schools where space is available at the discretion and determination of CUSD administration.


All students and schools are subject to all California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) athletic eligibility rules and regulations. Approved IDTA’s should not be understood to mean that any CIF rules or regulations have been waived.


When an IDTA is requested based upon the parent/guardian’s place of employment, the District reserves the right to contact the employer to verify employment.


If the attendance, behavior, and/or scholarship of the student is reviewed and any, or all, are found to be unsatisfactory,  as determined by school administration, the transfer may be revoked, except for students entering grade 11 or 12 in the subsequent school year.


If an IDTA request is denied, the parent or guardian has the opportunity to appeal the decision to Orange County Department of Education within 30-calendar days of the date of the denial. At the same time, the parent or guardian has the opportunity to have the denial of the application reviewed by CUSD staff other than the person who denied the application.


CUSD reserves the right to deny IDTA requests or release students for a variety of reasons including the following but not limited to:

·         insufficient state aid

·         lack of documentation to support the request

·         lack of facilities either district wide or in a specific attendance area/school

·         lack of suitable or impacted special education programs

·         student’s history of unsatisfactory attendance; scholarship or behavior.


A student, parent, or guardian found to have given a false address and/or other pertinent data as a basis for enrollment in any school in the District shall have the transfer revoked. The revocation shall be immediate and notice promptly given to the student and parent/guardian.



IDTA''''''''s shall be non-tuition unless Federal Impact Aid is involved. Under a non-tuition agreement, the financial apportionment for regular education students shall be credited to the district of attendance and not the district of residence.



·         I have read the Terms and Conditions and understand the regulations and policies governing IDTA’s and hereby submit my application.

·         I declare under penalty of perjury that the information provided on this application is true and accurate.

·         This IDTA is valid only for the school year indicated; the agreement expires at the end of each school year and must be renewed annually.

·       If the student participates in any athletic program governed by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), he/she may not be eligible to participate at the   new school. Parent/guardian should check the CIF rules before submitting this agreement.

·         Approval is subject to space availability in the district and may not be at the site requested.

·         Students who are eligible for Special Education Services may be asked to obtain an Inter/Intra-SELPA Agreement for Individuals   with Exceptional Needs, in addition to the IDTA.

·         No financial obligation shall be incurred by the district of residence for services rendered under this agreement.

·    I understand that the information provided is subject to verification and that the mere act of completing this application and providing all the required   documentation does not guarantee that the request will be approved.

·         I understand that this agreement is for one school year only and must be renewed annually.

·         I understand that as the Parent/Guardian’s I am responsible for providing transportation to and from school.

·         I understand the agreement may be revoked at any time by the District of attendance during the year based on the following terms:

·      Student is excessively tardy or absent from school, or student is brought to school excessively early or leaves excessively late. school 

·      Student fails to uphold appropriate behavior standards.

·      Student has poor academic performance.

·      Insufficient space in the school and/or grade level.

·      False or misleading information was  provided.

·      Student or parent fails to follow the District/School rules.

By clicking Proceed to Apply, I hereby consent to, request, and authorize any and all persons or entities listed on the application to exchange with Capistrano Unified School District any or all social, psychological, speech/language, discipline, attendance, or educational information regarding the student listed on the application.  This authorization shall remain in effect until revocation in writing has been delivered to said school District.