Boundary Exception Process

  • District closed to new non-resident applications for grades K-6 for 2015-16

    Over the past year the Shoreline School District has been keeping a close watch on our increasing enrollment. While this is a positive sign after many years of declining enrollment this trend does present some challenges to our schools. As a result of:

    • Increased enrollment
    • Space constraints particularly at the elementary level
    • Anticipated future growth

    the Shoreline School District has carefully come to the following decision:

    In accordance with Policy 3141 and 3141P, in which admittance of non-resident students shall take into consideration classroom and program capacity to serve and not diminish educational opportunities and services to students of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park residents, the Shoreline School District is now closed to new non-resident boundary transfer applications for grades K-6 for the 2015-16 school year.

    Current students with non-resident boundary transfers for the 2014-15 school year will be allowed to continue to attend the Shoreline School District unless the family moves or admission is revoked for the reasons identified in the notice of acceptance. The District will reevaluate enrollment capacity prior to the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. At that time siblings of students with current non-resident boundary exceptions will be given priority should space become available.

    The District will continue to honor all statutory and contractual obligations relating to non-resident boundary transfer applications for the children of District employees.


    Application for Boundary Exception students who currently reside in the Shoreline School District but not in the Shorecrest attendance area, who wish to attend Shorecrest must complete and return the “Application for Resident Attendance Boundary Exception.” This form may be obtained from Jocelyn Hudson (206-393-4296) in the Shorecrest Counseling Department.

    Students who currently reside outside the Shoreline Schools District and are not currently attending a Shoreline School must complete and return the “Application for Admission in Non-Resident District” and must get an Inter-District Release Form from their home school district. This form may be obtained from Jocelyn Hudson (206-393-4296) in the Shorecrest Counseling Department.

    All forms must be submitted to:

    Counseling Department
    Shorecrest High School
    15343 25th Ave NE
    Shoreline, WA 98155

    Boundary Exception Acceptance: Acceptance is based on (1) building enrollment capacity; (2) program capacity; and (3) boundary exception expectations (see below). If your student requires special services in a particular program (i.e. Special Education, ESL, Alt Ed, etc.), notification of acceptance will be based on projected space availability in that program.

    Home High School: It is recommended that your student register for fall classes at your student’s home high school pending notification of enrollment at Shorecrest. Once you have received confirmation of enrollment at Shorecrest, our counseling office will notify your home district of your enrollment at Shorecrest.


    • Attendance: No pattern of unexcused absences/truancy.
    • Behavior: No pattern of disciplinary referrals/concerns or serious disciplinary actions (i.e. suspensions/expulsions).
    • Transportation: Transportation to and from school is the responsibility of the boundary exception student or parent/guardian.

    Failure to meet the above expectations during the school year may result in revocation of the boundary exception status.

    The full text of the Shoreline School District Policy Regarding Boundary Exceptions can be viewed by going to the School Board Website and looking in the policy manual.