Transfer Student Withdraw Guidelines and Athletic Eligibility.

  • Middle school students in the 8th grade who accept admission into a 21st Century Academy at a high school outside of their attendance feeder pattern are automatically granted a transfer to, and athletic eligibility at, the high school where their academy is located.  Beginning with the class of 2026, entering high school in the fall of 2022, transfer students that withdraw from an academy will be subject to the guidelines and eligibility for athletics. 

    If a transfer student withdraws or is removed from the academy, the following will happen as determined by the year:

    • 9th grade – student will complete the school year and return to their boundary high school for their 10th grade year.
    • 10th grade – student will complete the current semester and return to their boundary high school at the beginning of the following semester.
    • 11th or 12th grade – student will complete the current semester and then may remain at the transfer high school or return to their boundary high school at the beginning of the following semester.
      • If approved to remain at their transfer high school, the family will need to provide their own transportation or pay for bussing.

     

    Please see the documents below:  

KSHSAA Eligibility Impact

  • Implemented with the cohort entering high school in the 2022-23 school year

    Middle school students in the 8th grade who accept admission into a 21st Century Academy at a high school outside of their attendance feeder pattern will be subject to the following expectations regarding eligibility for KSHSAA extracurricular activities.

    • Upon entering high school, the student will have full eligibility for all KSHSAA activities per Rule 18: “A senior high student is eligible under the Transfer Rule at any senior high school he or she may choose to attend when senior high school is entered for the first time at the beginning of the school year.”
    • If a student CEASES to attend a high school outside their attendance feeder pattern, from participating in an Olathe Schools 21st Century Academy, they will be subject to following expectations and impact on eligibility.
      • The district will initiate a transfer back to the home school at the time of the drop or the next semester for any student who is in their freshman or sophomore year and withdraws from, or is terminated from enrollment in, a 21st Century Academy.  Please use this form (Not the online form).
        • Eligibility for all KSHSAA activities will be reviewed by the district based on various factors and will be determined in accordance with KSHSAA Rule 18, Section 1; Article 5: “Students who transfer from one attendance center to another within the same unified district (USD) when initiated by the school, may be declared eligible without a move on the part of the parents, provided policies on such transfers are clearly defined in board of education policy and provided both principals approve the “special” transfer.”
      • Any student who is in their junior or senior year and withdraws from or is terminated from enrollment in a 21st Century Academy will be permitted to remain at the high school of original enrollment however, bus services will be discontinued. A Parent-Initiated transfer request form must be filled out to stay at the academy high school or return to the boundary high school at this link.  If a transfer occurs back to the boundary high school, the following process will be initiated:
        • If any 21st Century student in their junior or senior year applies to transfer back to their home school or any other high school in the district, without a bona fide move to that attendance area, will be subject to limited eligibility at the new school based on KSHSAA Rule 18: “A student is ineligible if the student changes schools without an accompanying move on the part of their parents for one calendar year.”  This transfer is NOT district-initiated and will be considered a parent-initiated transfer request. If approved, limited eligibility for non-varsity activities can be granted, provided all academic requirements have been met.