Open Enrollment is the District’s annual school of choice program. Open Enrollment enables students who reside within Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) boundaries to apply to attend any PUSD school.
If you were on a wait list for a school and have not been contacted, it means a spot did not become available.
If you have not already registered for 2014-15 and need to confirm your school of residence please visit the PUSD School Locator.
We look forward to the start of the upcoming school year which will begin Monday, August 18, 2014.
Si usted estaba en una lista de espera para una escuela y no ha sido contactado, significa que el asiento no estuvo disponible.
Si no se ha registrado para 2014-15 por favor de visitar el sitio www.pusd.us, seleccione Localizador de Escuela (School Locator) para confirmar su escuela de vecindario.
Esperamos con interés el inicio del próximo año escolar que comenzará Lunes, 18 de agosto 2014.
Dates are subject to change. Please check here for the latest.
|April 28, 2014||Open Enrollment for 2014-15 Ends|
|May 5 — June 13, 2014||Interdistrict Transfer Requests Accepted|
|April 28 — August 1, 2014||Intradistrict Transfer Requests to Return to School of Residence
and for New-to-PUSD Students Accepted at District Office Only
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. Each year, schools project student enrollment based on demographic data about the number of school-age children residing within a campus' attendance boundaries. Any seats not occupied by neighborhood students are made available for Open Enrollment which is a random lottery. Once enrolled, a student does not have to annually reapply.
First, learn about your neighborhood school and explore PUSD's signature programs for your child. All campuses offer rigorous academic programs aligned to California learning standards, highly qualified teachers and an array of enrichment opportunities. PUSD schools continue to demonstrate consistent academic improvement. Also explore before and after-school care programs. PUSD serves the communities of Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre.
To support the school's planning, it is strongly encouraged that all families enroll no later than March 7, 2014. Simply go to your neighborhood school and register your child. If you are registering your child for the first time at a PUSD school, you must present the following:
Yes. You must complete an Open Enrollment application to attend any PUSD school other than your neighborhood school, including the three permit-only schools: Don Benito, Norma Coombs and Marshall Fundamental, the three Dual Language Immersion campuses: San Rafael, Jackson and Field, and the high school Pathways. However, these schools offer "neighborhood preference." See below.
The permit-only schools and dual language campuses are subject to "neighborhood preference," which means 45 percent of the total number of open seats is set aside for students who live within defined zones around these schools. However, preference only applies when seats are available in the requested grade levels and applicants who live in the "neighborhood preference" zones list the school as their first choice on the application. "Neighborhood preference" does not apply when the permit-only or dual language school is listed as the second through fifth choice. For College & Career Pathways, 45 percent of the total number of open seats is available for students residing outside the attendance area of the requested Pathway. Applicants are selected through a random lottery. If not selected via "neighborhood preference," a student's application is re-entered into the general lottery.
Children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2014 to enroll in Kindergarten for the school year beginning August 2014.
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, 2014. TK offers children developmentally appropriate curriculum aligned with Kindergarten standards, taught by credentialed teachers. Transitional Kindergarten is voluntary. Available at limited school sites.
Yes, if the current school the child attends is not the student's school of residence. 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 go through the District's Open Enrollment process to have their student attend a school other than their home school for Kindergarten.
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 during specified dates, to be announced.