Transfers & Nonresident Requests

  • Approval or denial of transfer requests for non-resident students is based on criteria outlined in board policy 3141.

    Key dates for 2024-2025 Student Transfer Requests to attend Rainier School District

    TRANSFERS ACCEPTED - June 17 to August 15, 2024
    Applications received by August 15 will be given first priority and will be notified of the district decision by August 31. New applications may be subject to a waitlist and should register at their resident school until a decision is made.
    Applications received after the August 15 deadline will be placed on a waiting list in the order in which they are received. The Superintendent or designee will review late applications by the end of the first week of the start of the school year. Waiting lists will only be maintained until September 30 of the current school year. 

    For students transferring into or out of Rainier School District (Yelm, Tenino, Olympia, Tumwater, etc.), the Inter-district Transfer must be completed annually and signed off by the resident and non-resident school. Most school districts use the OSPI Choice Transfer Request Portal to submit the Release of Attendance electronically. Please contact your resident school district to inquire about their release forms and process.  If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our Choice Transfer Coordinator, Lexi Larsen at (360) 446-9219 or email at

    Students who wish to attend online school (WAVA, Insight, Washington Connections Academy, etc.) should complete their request through OSPI Choice Transfer Request Portal.

    Parents who wish to provide home-based instruction are required to complete the Declaration of Intent to Provide Home-Based Instruction on an annual basis.

    Additional Forms:

    Declaration of Intent to Homeschool 

    Request for Part-Time Attendance or Ancillary Services

    Forms can be faxed, mailed or emailed to the District Office:

    P.O. Box 98
    Rainier, WA 98576
    Fax: (360) 446-2918