Voluntary Transfer Program

  • For students who wish to attend De Soto High School or Lexington Trails Middle School only

    The Board of Education established this voluntary transfer program as a way to help balance enrollment by encouraging transfers to De Soto High School and Lexington Trails Middle School. The program is for USD 232 students who reside within the boundaries of other USD 232 schools.

    IMPORTANT: Submitting a request to transfer does not mean approval.
    Due to the popularity of the transfer option, placement will be determined on the number of requests received and will be approved on a space-available basis as the district plans for staffing patterns and class sizes.

    Arrow icon For Students wishing to transfer to De Soto High School

    Students currently in the 8th grade will have the opportunity in the coming days to visit their high school counselors as they plan for enrollment for their freshman year. We would like to take this occasion to share with you the option for students who reside within the Mill Valley High School attendance area to request a transfer to De Soto High School.

    Deadline – January 24
    Parents have the option to request a transfer now through Friday, January 24. If you can make the request at this time, please complete the online transfer request application.

    Online Transfer Request
    Follow the link to the Online Transfer Application to DHS

    Bus Transportation Available
    Voluntary transfer students to DHS will be offered free bus transportation. Bus service is available on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. Routes are developed and planned around those who have registered during the open registration period for bus transportation. The district, in collaboration with First Student (transportation provider), works to keep bus ride times for students at a reasonable level. It is our desire to shorten ride times balanced with our objective to be as efficient as possible with transportation costs and resources.

    Next Step
    If you decide to request a transfer for your child to attend DHS, please use our online transfer application.

    Again, this voluntary transfer option is only for students who desire to attend De Soto High School. If you have questions, please contact your child’s middle school counselor.



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    For Students wishing to transfer to Lexington Trails Middle School

    Students currently in the 5th grade will have the opportunity this semester to visit with their middle school counselors as they plan for enrollment for their 6th grade year. We would like to take this occasion to share with you the option for Mill Creek Middle School and Monticello Trails Middle School students to request a transfer to Lexington Trails Middle School.

    Deadline: March 13
    Parents have the option to request a transfer now through Friday, March 13. If you can make the request at this time, please complete the online transfer request application. Requests received after March 13 will still be considered, but may be less likely to be approved.

    Online Transfer Request for LTMS
    Follow the link to our Online Transfer Application to LTMS

    Bus Transportation Available
    Voluntary transfer students to LTMS will be offered free bus transportation. Bus service is available on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. Routes are developed and planned around those who have registered during the open registration period for bus transportation. The district, in collaboration with First Student (transportation provider), works to keep bus ride times for students at a reasonable level. It is our desire to shorten ride times balanced with our objective to be as efficient as possible with transportation costs and resources.

    Next Step
    If you decide to request a transfer for your child to attend LTMS, please use our Online Transfer Application to LTMS

    Again, this voluntary transfer option is only for students who desire to attend Lexington Trails Middle School. If you have questions, please contact your child’s current school principal.

    What about transfer requests to attend other schools?
    Requests for transfers for all other schools, other than Lexington Trails or De Soto High School, will follow our general transfer process which opens on May 1.

    Printable Intra-District Transfer Request Form 
    > Download and print 
    If using the printable intra-district transfer request form, please return the completed document to your child's principal to begin the process for consideration of your request.

Photograph of the exterior of Lexington Trails Middle School
Photograph of the exterior of De Soto High School