Students usually attend a school designated by that student's home address. Requesting a "variance" means asking to attend a school not associated with the student's home address. Variances are approved or denied based on a number of reasons, including whether or not there is enough space for additional students.
When the annual student enrollment projections indicate there is not enough space for additional students or when a school is undergoing major construction, those schools are not able to accept variance requests for the next school year.
For the 2015-16 school year, the schools below have reached the maximum number of enrolled students; therefore, they are not able to accept any first-time variance requests, except possibly from a limited number of families of kindergarten students. In such kindergarten cases, it is doubtful that the student will be able to continue for first grade at that school in 2016-2017.
The following exceptions may apply:
*Students who are already on a variance and are returning to a school for 2015-16, may reapply to continue attending that school; however approval cannot be guaranteed.
Applications for first-time requests to attend schools in 2015-16 from the above list will be kept on file for consideration should conditions change.
a. Students may continue at their variance school as long as they do not exhibit behaviors listed under section 2. (A variance may be denied or revoked). Failure to meet these criteria will result in the student returning to their attendance area school.
b. The variance request for grades 1-5 and 6-8 does not guarantee a variance request will be accepted for the feeder school in the district’s K-12 continuum.
c. New variance requests must be submitted as students transition between grades K and 1, 5 and 6 and between grades 8 and 9.
Area variances will be granted so that a student is allowed to continue at that school until the end of the child’s education in that school without re-applying in succeeding years. This assurance does not apply to all-day kindergarten or half-day kindergarten classes, and may be waived when district attendance boundaries are altered by board action and/or when a school is determined to exceed capacity per district guidelines.
If you live outside Everett Public Schools and want to attend an Everett school you must go to your home district’s administrative office and fill out their Choice Transfer Form (out-of-district variance/transfer). Your home district will process the form and submit it online to Everett Public Schools.
Click here for links to surrounding area district variance/school transfer information.
Additional Information Needed:
If you are NEW to Everett Public Schools you will need to have a Student Background Form completed by your current/past school and submit it along with your variance application to the school you wish to attend. If the student receives Special Services and is on an IEP you will need to also submit a copy of the IEP to the school you wish to attend.
Applications for either an in-district variance or a nonresident variance during a school year are accepted through March 31 each year. After March 31 each year, applications for variances are accepted only when students have changed their residential address and wish to continue at their current school.
Applications received after the first day of each school year are reviewed during the last week of each month. Notification about midyear applications are mailed by the second week of the next month.
Area variance students: Register at your neighborhood school first and then submit your area variance request to the school that you wish to attend.
Non-resident variance students: Complete a Choice Transfer Request with your resident school district office. The resident district will submit the request electronically to Everett Public Schools.
Additional variance information is available from your school and the Variance Office.