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How to Transfer Midyear

You Can Still Make It a Great School Year

Sometimes it’s necessary to transfer to a new school in the middle of the year. Here, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about school transfers and provide some helpful tips and resources for your family and student.

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Can you transfer midyear?

The short answer is yes. You may need to wait for a quarter or semester break or seek extra resources to help your student make the switch, but you do have options. We’re here to help you navigate the process and keep you on track.


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Why would I transfer schools in the middle of the year?

Every student’s education journey is unique. Some students face physical or mental health challenges, seek more rigorous academics, or need greater flexibility. Is transferring right for you?

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How can I figure out if transferring schools is right for my child?

You’ll want to consider your student’s learning style as you choose an online school. Not sure what style your student needs?

How does transferring to an online school work?

Transferring to an online school in the middle of the school year works much like transferring to another brick-and-mortar school. You’ll need to complete a few basic steps, like obtaining school and immunization records and filling out a transfer application. For more details, check our full page about how to transfer schools midyear.

How can I make the transition easier?

You can take several steps to ease your student’s transfer process.

  • Contact your current and new school administrators and do your best to align the move with relevant academic calendars.
  • When questions arise, you can chat with an enrollment consultant online in real-time to get the support you need. Find more tips and information below.


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What do parents of K12-powered students say?

With K12-powered schools, other parents like you have found empowering education, close-knit school communities, and the freedom to do what’s best for their families.

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94% of parents are satisfied with K12 teachers

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More than 80% of parents are satisfied with their K12-powered school’s curriculum

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2x as many parents find K12 courses more effective than other online school materials

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3x as many parents find K12 more competent in online education than traditional school

Real Students, Real Stories: Why They Switched



4th Grade

Zoe receives dedicated speech and occupational support for her autism and ADHD. Now, she’s advanced three grade levels in reading, writing, and math in one year.

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5th Grade

Switching from homeschool gave Cash access to dyslexia and dysgraphia therapies and enrichment activities. Now he’s reading, writing, and socializing better.

See How School Works for Cash



9th Grade

Arianna runs her own bakery. Her school schedule lets her work at her own pace while taking advanced business and entrepreneurship courses to gain practical skills.

See How School Works for Arianna

Student and Family Social Connections

When your student transfers to a K12-powered school, they gain access to the K12 Zone. This interactive virtual campus gives students an open-world experience to hang out with classmates, join clubs, and find learning resources in a safe, welcoming environment. Learn more about the K12 Zone.

We help parents and other adults who support K12-powered students connect—at the school and national levels. Through our Learning Coach Community, you can find and connect with other families who’ve gone through the transfer process or share similar interests. Learn About the Learning Coach Community.

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Find the Right Schooling Solution With K12

At K12, we support a diverse range of learners and are here to help you through the process. Explore our programs to see what might be the best fit for you and your student.