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Student Transfers


Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our student transfer policy. We appreciate your interest in McAlester Public Schools.

McAlester 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:

  • Transfers for the current school year may be filled out at any time through May 2022.

  • 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.

  • Unsure if you need a transfer? Use this tool to check which school district your home is in: School Locator Tool

Transfer Application Process


  1. Complete the Oklahoma State Department of Education Transfer Form 
  2. Once you have completed the OKSDE Transfer Form, please print, sign and email it to If you do not have the capability to print the form, you will need to download it after you have filled out all the information. The downloaded form will need to be uploaded during the completion of Step 3.
  3. Complete the McAlester Public Schools Transfer Form & upload the completed form from Step 2. (You will see a gold box towards the bottom of the form, look for "Choose File".) If you did not email the signed form, you MUST come to Central Office at 200 E. Adams within 48 hours to sign the form before it will be presented for approval. 
  4. Students with IEPs will need to complete the Special Education Form below. (Skip this step if the student is NOT on an IEP. )
  5. Submit the McAlester Public Schools Transfer Form. 

The Transfer Application Process will NOT be finished until completion of Step 5.

Open Transfer request will be processed according to the time of physical signature on forms. 

Transfer Acceptance or Denial

  • New transfers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who attended the district on a transfer during the 2021-22 school year will be automatically accepted pending approval from the district. The law also gives preference to children of active-duty military personnel and the children of district personnel.

  • 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.

School Year 2022-2023 Transfer Window

Opens April 1, 2022

  • Transfer applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available online or at our Central Office location beginning April 1, 2022.

  • Decisions about transfers for the 2022-2023 school year will be made on an ongoing basis throughout the school year. We will contact parents directly about the approval status of their child’s transfer.

  • Mid-year transfer requests will be considered within 5 days of the district receiving the application. Confirmation on approvals may take up to a week.

If you have any questions about the transfer process or need access to technology to complete the forms, you can visit our Central Office located at 200 East Adams in McAlester, Oklahoma. 



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Contact Information

McAlester Public Schools
200 E Adams
PO Box 1027
McAlester, Oklahoma 74501
Phone: 918-423-4771
Fax: 918-423-8166

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