Student Transfer Information and Forms

  • Students that are current transfers with no residential changes do not need to fill out a new application for the 2020-2021 school year. The only exception are in-county transfers moving from 5th grade to 6th grade who do not live in the requested middle school area. We are currently working on these lists and, once principals have made decisions, letters will be mailed to parents.

    Student Transfer Requests for the 2021-2022 school year:

    School attendance areas for each school are established by the School Board. Students shall attend the school in the attendance area in which they reside and to which they are assigned, unless special permission is granted by the School Board. RCPS offers parents and/or legal guardians of students the opportunity to request placement into a different RCPS school through the Student Transfer Request process. 

    Please read the school board policy regarding transfer students: Roanoke County Public Schools Resident and Nonresident Policy (7.02)

    Completed applications must be mailed to:   

    Dr. Rhonda Stegall, Executive Director of Administration           
    Roanoke County Public Schools
    Attn: Student Transfers
    5937 Cove Road
    Roanoke, VA 24019-2403

    In-County Student Transfer requests:

    Parents/Legal Guardians who are residents that reside within the Roanoke County Public School attendance zone may request an in-county transfer from their student’s base school to another RCPS school by submitting BY MAIL the In-County Transfer Request.  Proof of Residency (lease or mortgage) MUST accompany each application in order to be considered.  (The student(s) must be listed as occupant(s) on a lease.)   

    Non-Resident Student Transfer requests:

    Parents/Legal Guardians of students who do NOT reside within the Roanoke County Public School attendance zone may request a non-resident transfer to a RCPS school by submitting the Non-Resident Transfer Application BY MAIL to the address on the form. Tuition is NOT refundable.  Proof of residency; attendance and discipline reports; most recent report card and/or transcript MUST accompany each application in order to be considered.

    Non-Residents that are FULL-TIME employees of Roanoke County government must attach the most recent paycheck stub as proof of employment.

    Tuition Fees 2021-2022 School Year

    If an application is approved, tuition payments are made payable to the requested school and submitted to the requested school.

    County Employee Tuition Rates:
    (Children of full-time employees of Roanoke Co. Government and/or full-time or part-time contracted Roanoke County Public Schools employees are eligible with documentation)
    KG - 8th grades - $229.00
    9th - 12th grades - $371.00
    (must meet qualifications set forth in RCPS Nonresident Policy 7.02 - see link above)
    Employee Tuition Rate payments of $229.00 or $371.00 are due in full by August 12, 2021 ****NO EXCEPTIONS****

    Non-Resident Tuition Rates:
    All other NON-RESIDENT applicants pay FULL Tuition for each student:  KG – 12th grade - $1,000.00 per student.

    Payment options for students enrolled as Non-residents during the 2021-2022 school year:  $1,000.00 per student

    Option 1:  Pay in full:  $1,000.00
    Due date:  August 12, 2021

    Option 2:  Pay in two installments:  $1,000
    Amount of payment 1:  $500.00
    Due Date:  August 12, 2021
    Amount of payment 2:  $500.00
    Due Date:  January 4, 2022



Application Forms


  • Questions:

    Please contact:

    Edie York
    Admin. Services
    Roanoke County Schools
    5937 Cove Road
    Roanoke, VA  24019
    540.562.3900 ext. 10202
    540.562-3987 fax