We know that you have many choices in selecting the best education for your child and we thank you for considering PUSD.
While every child living within PUSD boundaries is guaranteed 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.
Once registered, a student may not participate in any other phase of 2015-2016 Open Enrollment.
There is a second lottery for PUSD residents who did not participate in the first lottery or did not register for a seat assigned in the first lottery. Apply March 23-27.
Tenga en cuenta que al completar el registro ya no podrán llenar otra solicitud en alguna de las otras modalidades de la Inscripción Abierta 2015-2016.
En el caso de los aspirantes a cursar estudios en el PUSD que no participaron en la primera lotería, o que optaron por no inscribirse en dicho proceso, tendrán oportunidad de participar en una segunda lotería. En este caso, la inscripción será entre el 23 y 27 de marzo.
Families who applied will be notified of the lottery results by mail; lottery results will also be posted on the District’s web site starting February 20, 2015.
Parents/guardians can access lottery results with their current PUSD student’s identification number at www.openenrollment.info
New students who applied were assigned temporary student identification numbers which provide access, as well.
Unfortunately, if families do not have their student’s identification number they will need to wait for the mailed notification letter. The Office of Enrollment, Permits & Student Records is not able to provide those ID numbers.
Important: For any student selected to attend a school or program via the lottery, registration must be completed at the school by 2 p.m. on March 6, 2015 or the spot will be forfeited. Also, PUSD does not provide transportation for all students accepted via Open Enrollment.
A partir del 20 de febrero de 2015, las familias que presentaron su solicitud recibirán los resultados por correo y, en la misma fecha, se publicarán en la página web del distrito.
Los padres / tutores pueden acceder a los resultados de lotería con el número de identificación que el PUSD le asignó al estudiante en el sitio www.openenrollment.info
A los nuevos estudiantes que solicitaron inscripción se les asignó un número de identificación de temporal que les dan acceso a consultar la información.
Lamentablemente las familias que no cuentan con su número de identificación de estudiante tendrán que esperar a que les llegue la carta de notificación enviada por correo. La Oficina de Inscripciones, Permisos y Expedientes Escolares no puede proporcionar los números de identificación.
Importante: Los estudiantes seleccionados para asistir a una escuela o programa a través de la lotería deberán completar la inscripción en el plantel escolar a más tardar a a las 2 p.m. del 6 de marzo de 2015. No cumplir con este requisito hará que pierdan el lugar asignado.
También les recordamos que el PUSD no proporciona transporte escolar a los estudiantes inscritos por medio del proceso de la Inscripción Abierta.
Please check the District’s school locator to become familiar with school boundary changes. New boundaries were approved at the October 23, 2014 Board of Education meeting. The new boundaries shift the geographic school boundaries of many PUSD schools but do not include any school closures. While these changes will take effect for the 2015-2016 school year, students will not have to change the school they are currently attending. Parents are also able to choose any school outside their attendance area with space available through Open Enrollment.
|February 20||First Lottery Results Mailed and Posted Online
Los primeros resultados de la lotería se envían por correo y se anuncian en línea
|February 23 — March 6||Registration for Students Selected in Lottery
Inscripción de los estudiantes que fueron elegidos mediante la lotería
|March 23—27||PUSD Late Applications and Applications of Interest (Out-of-District Families) Accepted Online
Se aceptan en línea (de familias con domicilio fuera de los límites del PUSD) las solicitudes tardías y solicitudes de interés para el PUSD
|April 10||Second Lottery Results Mailed and Posted Online
Los segundos resultados de la lotería se envían por correo y se anuncian en línea
|April 20—28||Registration for Students Selected in Final Lottery
Inscripción de los estudiantes elegidos en la lotería final
|April 28||2015-2016 Open Enrollment Concludes
Concluye el trámite de Inscripción Abierta 2015-2016
|May 4 — June 12||Interdistrict Permit Requests to Enter/Exit PUSD
Permiso interdistrital para solicitar la salida del PUSD
|June 4 — July 31, 2015||Transfers to School of Residence and New-to-PUSD Intradistrict Requests Accepted at District Office Only
La solicitud de transferencia a la escuela que corresponde por el domicilio y solicitud Interdistrital para los que son nuevos en PUSD se aceptan solamente en las oficinas centrales del distrito.
* This calendar reflects recent changes to PUSD Board Policy 5116.1 and is subject to change. / Este calendario refleja varios de los cambios recientes a la Política 5116.1 de la Mesa Directiva del PUSD y puede modificarse.
Open Enrollment is Pasadena Unified School District's (PUSD) school of choice program that offers Altadena, Pasadena and Sierra Madre families the opportunity to attend schools outside of their neighborhood school's attendance boundaries. While every child living within PUSD boundaries is guaranteed placement at their school of residence, one campus may have a special program or focus that best meets the needs or interests of an individual student.
Each winter, the Open Enrollment process offers district families the opportunity to apply to attend a school other than their school of residence. Schools project enrollment based on demographic data about the number of school-age children residing within a campus' boundaries. Any seats not occupied by neighborhood students are made available. Space is limited. Open Enrollment is a random lottery. Once enrolled, a student does not have to annually reapply.
Families are responsible for providing their own transportation arrangements to and from school. PUSD's 2015-16 transportation routes are still to be determined. More details will be forthcoming.
First, learn about your school of residence and explore PUSD's signature programs for your child. All campuses offer rigorous academic programs aligned to the Common Core State Standards, highly qualified teachers and an array of enrichment opportunities. PUSD schools continue to demonstrate consistent academic achievement. Inquire about before and after-school care programs. Consult the official Guide to Schools & Services (PDF) for more information on PUSD schools and programs.
To find your school of residence, visit boundary maps and use the School Locator. If you feel your address is on the border or perhaps is a different school, please call the Office of Enrollment, Permits & Student Records, 626-396-3600 x.88340 for a definitive answer.
To support the school's planning it is strongly encouraged that families register by early March. Simply go to the office of your school of residence during the school day. To register you must present your child's:
Children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2015 to enroll in Kindergarten for the school year beginning August 2015.
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a two-year Kindergarten experience for those students turning five years old between September 2 and December 2, 2015. TK offers children developmentally appropriate curriculum aligned with Kindergarten standards, taught by credentialed teachers. TK is available at limited school sites. Children have an assigned school based on their home address. Transitional Kindergarten is voluntary.
Yes. If your child will be starting Kindergarten, you would need to complete an Open Enrollment application to attend one of PUSD's three Dual Language Immersion campuses: San Rafael Elementary-Spanish, Jackson STEM Dual Language Magnet Academy-Spanish, and Field Elementary-Mandarin Chinese. However, these schools offer "neighborhood preference" for students living within a defined area of the respective school. (See below.)
There are no requirements to apply for PUSD's Spanish and Mandarin Chinese dual language programs, but a student who applies and is accepted as a "native speaker" will need to pass a language assessment verifying native-language knowledge and skills prior to final registration. If it's determined the child is not a native speaker, the child will not be able to register.
Yes, to attend a Magnet Grant school, families apply. PUSD's two magnet elementary schools are Jackson STEM Dual Language Magnet Academy and Washington Elementary STEM Magnet. The two middle school magnets are Eliot Arts Magnet and Washington STEAM Magnet Academy.
Note: If applying for the Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program at Jackson you will need to select that specific language program when making your school selections on the application.
Yes, with the exception of the APP Academy, if your child is entering 9th or 10th grade an application would need to be submitted for the Pathway if it is not offered at your school of residence. For Pathways, 50 percent of the total number of open seats is available for students residing outside the attendance area of the requested Pathway. The APP Academy which has entrance requirements (see below) only accepts students entering 9th grade.
Yes, but only for the APP Academy. Applicants must meet at least one of the following academic achievements at time of application: cumulative middle school GPA of 3.0 or above or a cumulative middle school GPA of 2.0 or above and earned at least one of the following:
Yes. You will need to complete an Open Enrollment application to attend any PUSD school other than your school of residence, including Marshall, a permit-only school which offers "neighborhood preference." (Please see below.)
Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, Don Benito and Norma Coombs are no longer permit-only schools. They are schools with neighborhood attendance boundaries. Families interested in attending either school, not residing within the schools' attendance boundaries, are able to apply during Open Enrollment.
Marshall Fundamental 6-12 and the Dual Language Immersion Program campuses are subject to "neighborhood preference," which means 50 percent of available openings are for students living within defined zones around these schools; they must make their "neighborhood preference" school their first choice.
Magnet Grant schools also offer a neighborhood preference (please see above).
Applicants are selected through a random lottery and if not selected via "neighborhood preference," the student's application is re-entered into the general lottery.
Yes, if the current school the child attends is not the family's school of residence but you want your child to stay there for Kindergarten, you must apply. Enrollment at a PUSD Pre-School or Transitional Kindergarten class does not guarantee a student will be enrolled at that same school for Kindergarten. Parents must participate in Open Enrollment to have their student attend a school other than their school of residence for Kindergarten.
No. You need to submit an application only if:
Yes. Each applicant must submit a separate online application at www.openenrollment.info. All efforts will be made to ensure that families with siblings in the same grade are accepted into the same school when choices are ranked in identical order.
Yes. You may submit an application during the late application-second lottery phase, March 23-27, 2015, provided your child did not register for 2015-16 following the first lottery. The second random lottery is for any unfilled seats following the first lottery and like the first lottery, upon conclusion of the late application phase no waiting lists will be maintained.
Whenever the number of applications exceeds the number of available seats at a particular school, a computer-generated random lottery process is utilized to fill the seats. You may view the number of available spaces at each grade level for individual schools at www.openenrollment.info January 8, 2015.
Yes, there are two important new aspects to note:
Yes. In addition to neighborhood preference described above there is employee preference and there are priority enrollments for:
Students who meet the criterion specific to each "priority enrollment" must complete registration with all appropriate documents from November 10-December 5, 2014 by 12 p.m. Eligible students who do not register during the specific time period forfeit priority. A student who registers during priority enrollment does not participate in any other phase of Open Enrollment as they have secured placement for 2015-16.
Completed applications must be submitted online by midnight, January 29, 2015.
Open Enrollment lottery outcomes will be posted online and mailed and tentative notification dates are:
You will need to register at your neighborhood school, your school of residence.
You must complete the registration process to secure a seat at a school. Once you receive notice that your application for a school has been accepted, you must register your child at that school by the deadline included in the notification. If a child is not registered by the deadline, the spot will be forfeited.
No. PUSD does not do mid-year transfers. If your child is currently attending a PUSD school other than your school of residence and you wish to change enrollment to your school of residence, you must wait until the end of the school year to un-enroll at which time you may present two proofs of residency (see above) at the Office of Enrollment, Permits & Student Records by July 31, 2015 to receive an intradistrict permit to the school of residence. No transfers will be permitted after July 31. The school a student is registered for on July 31 is the school of attendance for the school year.
Families that are new and missed Open Enrollment have the opportunity to request enrollment in a school that did not fill their projected seats at the close of Open Enrollment and will have space. This can vary by grade level within a school. This option closes the Friday before the first day of school.
Non-resident families are welcome to explore PUSD programs: College & Career Pathways in our high schools, Dual Language Immersion Programs in Spanish and Mandarin at elementary sites, the STEAM Magnet at Washington Middle School, Visual & Performing Arts at Eliot, the International Baccalaureate Programme at Willard Elementary School and Blair Middle and High School, and more. Non residents are invited to submit an online application of interest during Open Enrollment from March 23-27. All interdistrict transfers are made in accordance with Board of Education policy and state law.
Contact the Office of Enrollment, Permits & Student Records at 626-396-3600 x.88340.