Welcome to 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 winter Open Enrollment process offers families an opportunity to apply to attend a school other than their assigned neighborhood school in the next academic year.


    Families must accept offered school by going into their account at https://schoolchoicepusd.com/  
    by January 31, 2020 and register at the accepted school no later than the March 6, 2020 deadline. 

    1st Lottery Results

    Logon to https://schoolchoicepusd.com to view your 1st lottery results and select your options prior to the March 6, 2020 deadline

    If you accept offer online, you must go to the school to complete registration February 25 - March 6, 2020.   Registration must be completed by 2 p.m., Friday, March 6, 2020 or seat will be forfeited.  

    Dashboard 2nd Lottery Button

    The 2nd Lottery Button to continue to the next round is now available in the SmarthChoice Dashboard.  In order to proceed to next round, please logon to https://schoolchoicepusd.com and select that option.  

    Families that participate in round 2 do not submit new preferences of schools, the same preferences are used. Further, families that participate in round 2 are guaranteed that they will be assigned to either the same school as round 1 or to a school they prefer over their round 1 assignment. 

    The deadline for applicants to opt in to participate in the second lottery is March 6,2020.  Results of 2nd Lottery will be available on March 27, 2020.

2nd Lottery is March 16-20, 2020

  • It’s not too late to enroll in PUSD! Apply during the second lottery of Open Enrollment March 16-20, 2020. To qualify, students must be entering K-12th grade next school year. Separate applications are required for each sibling.

    The Second Lottery is open to

    - new applicants who live in PUSD 
    - Non-PUSD residents who are interested in applying to PUSD's Signature Programs: Dual Language Immersion, STEM, STEAM, Art, Magnet, International Baccalaureate, Early College Magnet High School, College & Career Academies must complete an Application of Interest at PUSD's Office of Enrollment, Permits and Student Records at the PUSD Education Center (Room 123, 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, CA). Releases from the district will not be required at this time.


Important Dates

More Information

  • Find my school of residence

    Complete Online Applications at https://schoolchoicepusd.com/

    Ed Center, 351 S. Hudson, Rm. 123
    January 10, January 30, March 18, 2020: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    Computers at School Sites
    January 16 and 23, March 19, 2020: During school hours

    Wherever There is Internet
    Home, Libraries, Community Centers, etc.



District Office Location

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena

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