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2019-2020 Open Enrollment is Jan. 10 - Feb. 1

2019-2020 Open Enrollment/School Choice Application Period Begins January 10, 2019

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.

Themed and magnet programs in PUSD include Dual Language Immersion Programs in French, Mandarin or Spanish; Magnet schools focused on Arts, Early College, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); International Baccalaureate; and high school college and career academies. Learn more about PUSD schools  PUSD schools are offering special events and tours to welcome current and prospective students and their families.

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.

 

More improvements will be phased in next year, including adding a third round to the process.

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