Open Enrollment for the 2019-2020 School Year
The Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) annual Open Enrollment-School Choice for the 2019-2020 academic year begins January 10, 2019. Online applications for students who live within the district’s attendance boundaries, as well as children of PUSD employees, will be accepted through February 1, 2019 at openenrollment.info.
While all students who live within PUSD boundaries are assured placement in their neighborhood school, the district’s annual Open Enrollment-School Choice offers families an opportunity to apply to themed, magnet, or specialized schools and programs outside the boundaries of their school of residence.
Applications are submitted online ONLY through the district's website. If you have an incoming student who wants to attend Pasadena High School but you do not reside in the Pasadena High School attendance zone you must submit an application through this Open Enrollment period. To check your address to see which school is your school of attendance go here.
At the time you submit your application you have the option to select Pasadena High School or one of our signature Pathway programs: Creative Arts and Media Design (CAMAD), Law and Public Service (LPS) or the APP Academy: Mobile, Web & Game Development.
We would love to share our school with you. School tours are scheduled at 8:30 am on the following dates: January 15, 29; February 12, 26; March 12, 26; April 2, 30. Sign up for a campus tour here or contact Isabel Ramirez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626.396.5880 ext 84029 to reserve your spot.
Improvements to Open Enrollment-School Choice this year make it easier for more families to participate --- and guarantee that families will stay the same or improve their school assignment during each round or lottery. Changes this year include:
- Families can select an unlimited number of schools on their preference list in the first round or lottery. Previously, the list had been limited to five schools;
- The same preference list is used in every round.
- After the final round or lottery, families join the waiting list of every school they choose, in the event seats become available after the traditional open enrollment season ends. The wait list is active through August 9, 2019.
2019-2020 Open Enrollment Calendar
January 10 — February 1, 2019
Online Applications Accepted
Students who live within PUSD and students of PUSD employees
February 25, 2019
First Lottery Results Online and Mailed
March 4-15, 2019
Registration for Students Selected in First Lottery.
Failure to meet registration deadline will result in forfeiture of seats.
Students may also begin to register at their neighborhood school during this time.
March 25-29, 2019
New Online Applications Accepted for Second Lottery (only for applicants who did not previously apply) and Applications of Interest accepted from students who reside outside of PUSD
April 10, 2019
Second Lottery Results Online and Mailed
April 11-19, 2019
Registration for Students Selected in Second Lottery.
Failure to meet registration deadline will result in forfeiture of seat.
April 29 — June 7, 2019
Interdistrict Permit Requests to Enter/Exit PUSD
June 3 — July 19, 2019
Requests to Relinquish Permits Submitted at District Office
June 3 — August 9, 2019
New-to-PUSD Intradistrict Requests Submitted at District Office
For more information, contact the Enrollment, Permits, & Student Records office at 626-396-3639 or visit openenrollment.info