Definition of Terms

In-District Boundary (IBE): students living in Washougal School District requesting to attend another school within the district (i.e. Gause to Hathaway).

Out–of-District Boundary (Choice Transfer): students living outside Washougal School District requesting to attend a school in the Washougal School District (i.e. Camas SD to Washougal SD).

Click here for the In-District Boundary Exception form for 2024-2025

The In-District boundary exception form for the 2024-2025 school year opens at 7:30 AM on May 1, 2024.

If you need help, please email Chiska Leigh at and she will contact you to gather information.

Any student who resides outside the district may apply to attend a school in the district. All applications (Choice Transfer Requests) for nonresident attendance will be considered based on space availability in the grade/program requested, per Washougal School District Board Policy 3131.

A parent or guardian will apply for admission on behalf of his or her child by completing the Choice Transfer Form. (important – this is a fillable form, please open it in Acrobat reader, fill it out, save it, then submit via email to If you need help with the form, please email us, and we can mail you a paper version to fill out and return by mail.

Non-resident boundary requests are valid for one school year only. These requests must be completed and submitted for consideration each year.

Out-of-district Choice Transfer request forms for the following school year will be accepted starting May 6, 2024.

For new and returning students in grades 1 – 12, notification of approval or denial will be made within 45 days of submitted request.

For Kindergarten students as well as students applying after the first round of decisions are made, notification of approval or denial will be given by the end of the first week of school in September.

Any questions regarding Choice Transfer requests can be directed to the District’s boundary department at

School Boundaries Lookup Tool