Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our student transfer policy. We appreciate your interest in Dickson Public Schools, home of CometGRIT. We do our best to welcome additional students to our district whenever it is possible.

Dickson Public Schools makes decisions about student transfers in accordance with district policy and state law. You can download our comprehensive district policy below; however, we are providing the following information for your convenience:
  • The State Department of Education requires that the following form be completed to apply for a transfer: Transfer Form. Parents who need access to technology to print or complete the form can visit Dickson Public Schools for assistance. Paper copies of the form can also be picked up at any building office.
  • Decisions about transfers for the 2023-2024 school year will be made by July 15, 2023. We will contact parents directly about the approval status of their child’s transfer.
  • Mid-year transfer requests will be considered within five business days of the district receiving the application. 
  • New transfers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who attended the district on a transfer during the 2022-23 school year will be automatically accepted pending approval from the district. The law also gives preference to children of active-duty military personnel. Parents may begin submitting transfers for the next school year on January 1st.
  • To accept a transfer, enrollment in the grade the parent requests must be under the district-established capacity. The district’s capacity and vacancy numbers for each grade and school can be found below.
  • Transfers may be denied based on capacity, attendance, and discipline issues.
  • Transfers for siblings must be considered separately.
  • If the grade a student requests is over capacity, he/she will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list.
  • Transfer students must abide by eligibility requirements established by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA) for OSSAA-sanctioned activities.
  • Transfer decisions may be appealed by the following process: the parent or legal guardian of the student may appeal the denial within ten (10) days of notification of denial to the board of education.  The Board of Education shall consider the appeal at its next regularly scheduled board meeting if notice is provided prior to the statutory deadline for posting the agenda for the meeting.  If notice is after the deadline for posting, the board may consider the appeal at a special meeting of the board of education. For more information, please consult the board policy below.

If you have any questions about the transfer process, please contact the central office at (580)223-9557.

Board Policy


Transfer Form

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