Choice Transfer Enrollment Information

Non-Resident Students Wanting to Attend a Lake Chelan School: 

Thank you for your interest in attending a school in Lake Chelan School District!  Non-Resident students are those that reside outside of Lake Chelan School District’s attendance area.

Non-Resident Families can electronically file a Choice Transfer Request or annually renew your Non-Resident Choice status using the  Choice Transfer Portal.

If you do not have access to the internet please go to your resident school district to complete and submit a Choice Transfer Request. 

Non-Resident Choice students must annually submit a Non-Resident Choice Renewal Application between April 1st and May 31st in order to maintain the student’s placement in his/her school in Lake Chelan School District.  Late applications will be put on a waiting list.

For more information, please view District Policy 3141.


Resident students wanting to attend school in another district:

If your student resides within the Lake Chelan School District but you would like them to attend another public school or an online school operated by a Washington public school, you are required to fill out the attached choice form to begin the “choice” process. You can also electronically file your annual choice Transfer Request using the Choice Transfer Portal. This process must be completed on an annual basis prior to the start of the new school year. 

Once the form is completed, it will need to be dropped off (Chelan School District Office, 309 E Johnson, Chelan WA 98816), mailed (PO Box 369, Chelan, WA 98816), or emailed to   


“Choice” es el programa que maneja estudiantes quienes desean transferir de un distrito escolar a otro.  Si su estudiante reside dentro del Distrito Escolar de Lake Chelan pero usted quiere que asistan a otra escuela pública o escuela en línea manejada por una escuela pública de Washington, es requerido llenar la forma “choice” en el distrito escolar donde residen para comenzar el proceso “choice”.  Esta es la forma que debe usar si el estudiante planea elegir salir a otro Distrito.  Este proceso debe ser completado anualmente previo al comienzo de cada nuevo año escolar. Formulario de transferencia del distrito escolar “Choice” 

Una vez la forma sea completada deben traerla, enviarla o mandarla por correo electrónico a la Oficina del Distrito Escolar de Lake Chelan, 309 E Johnson, Chelan WA 98816. Correo electrónico



The link to the Choice Transfer Request Portal (CTRP) is


Learning by Choice:

The Office of Public Instruction provides a booklet to answer the most commonly asked questions about student enrollment options and programs that may be available to families.

English Booklet


La Oficina de Instrucción Pública proporciona un folleto para responder a las preguntas más frecuentes sobre las opciones de inscripción de estudiantes y los programas que pueden estar disponibles para las familias.
Folleto español


Home-Based Instruction:

Washington state law recognizes the desire of some parents to seek a home-based instruction for their children. OSPI offers technical assistance to school districts that are working with parents seeking to exercise this educational right.

 RCW 28A.200.011(1) states that each person whose child is receiving home-based instruction under RCW 28A.225.010(4) must file annually a signed declaration of intent that he or she is planning to cause his or her child to receive home-based instruction. The declaration is to be filed by September 15 of the school year or within two weeks of the beginning of any public school quarter, trimester, or semester with (1) the superintendent of the public school district within which the parent resides, or (2) the superintendent of a nonresident public school district that accepts the transfer, in which case, the student is considered a transfer student of the nonresident district.

Each school year, school district administrators are asked to complete the Home-Based Student Annual Report to identify the number of students whose parents have filed declarations of intent to provide home-based instruction for the current school year. This data is used to maintain student enrollment statistics and project enrollment statistics and trends.


A Declaration of Intent to Home School must be filled out annually for each student you are planning to home school. This form should be done annually in August, prior to the start of the new school year. Please drop it off at the Lake Chelan School District Office, 309 E Johnson Ave, Chelan, WA 98816.  You can call the office at 509-682-3515 for more information.

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