What is Open Enrollment?

  • We know that you have many choices in selecting the best education for your child and we thank you for making PUSD your first choice. While every child living within PUSD boundaries is assured placement in their neighborhood school, a different campus might offer a specialized program or focus that better meets the interests and needs of the individual student. PUSD's annual Open Enrollment process offers families an opportunity to apply to attend a school other than their neighborhood school in the next academic year.

Announcements

  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is expanding! For the 24-25 school year, TK will expand to include students who turn five by June 2, 2025. With this expansion, TK will be available at all PUSD neighborhood schools, and Spanish immersion TK will expand to two sites (Longfellow and Jackson). Space is limited, so please see the application dates below and apply as soon as you are eligible!

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  • PUSD accepts 2023-24 new student enrollment throughout the school year. Please contact our office at (626)396-3639 for assistance and forms.

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  • To request email updates and reminders about lotteries for next school year, please sign up for our newsletter.

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Enrollment Lotteries

  • First Lottery
    Apply: January 9, 2024, 9AM - January 26, 2024, 4PM

    Results Available Online: February 16, 2024 by 11:59PM
    Accept school offers by March 1, 2024, 4PM


    Who is eligible?

    • New and continuing TK-12 students residing in PUSD may apply for schools other than the student’s neighborhood school or for a dual language immersion program.
    • Children of full-time, monthly PUSD employees and full-time, monthly employees of the City of Pasadena (verification required) are eligible to participate.
    • Families who missed the sibling/program priority application period continue to be eligible for sibling/program priority during the 1st lottery.
    • First lottery participants not offered their 1st choice may remain on wait lists for any higher preference schools until one week before school begins.

    Apply online: pusd.schoolmint.com

    Second Lottery
    Apply: March 4, 2024, 9AM - March 8, 2024, 4PM

    Results Available Online: March 19, 2024 by 11:59PM
    Accept school offers by March 22, 2024, 4PM


    Who is eligible?

    • New & continuing TK-12 students residing in PUSD who missed the first lottery
    • Second lottery participants not offered their 1st choice may remain on wait lists for any higher preference schools until one week before school begins.

    Apply online: pusd.schoolmint.com

    Late Applications and Interdistrict Permit Requests
    March 25, 2024 - August 2, 2024

    • Applications will remain available online for schools/programs with remaining openings at pusd.schoolmint.com
    • Families who reside outside of PUSD are also eligible to submit a request at this time.*  

    *Any school offers for students who reside outside of PUSD are only valid upon approved release from the student's district of residence and acceptance by PUSD via an approved interdistrict permit per Board Policy 5117. See interdistrict permits for more information.

    New students who wish to apply after August 2, 2024 may contact the Office of Enrollment for assistance.

Assistance is Available

    • All applications and forms are available online and may be completed wherever there is internet: home, school, libraries, community centers.
    • Families may contact school community assistants and registrars for support.
    • Assistance is also available in person by appointment at the PUSD Education Center, Room 123. To make an appointment, please call (626)396-3639.
    • Questions and Answers