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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment (within district) for the 2023-2024 school year is open to all students within the Azusa Unified School District from January 1st to April 30th.  Parents interested in enrolling their children at another AUSD school other than the school of residence can apply online. The application must be submitted no later than April 30th.

Per Azusa USD Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5116.1 Intradistrict (within district) Open Enrollment:

  1. Students within each school’s attendance area have first priority to attend that school.
  2. Open Enrollment transfers are limited to available space at each school.
  3. Open Enrollment decisions are not based on a student’s academic or athletic performance, except for existing entrance criteria for specialized schools or programs in order to ensure that the criteria are uniformly applied to all applicants. Academic performance may be used to determine eligibility for, or placement in, programs for gifted and talented students.
  4. If there are more requests for a particular school than there are spaces available, a random drawing will be held from the applicant pool. After the drawing, a waiting list will be established to indicate the order in which applicants may be accepted if openings occur during the year. No late applicants will be added to the waiting list for the current year.
  5. A student granted open enrollment is not required to reapply for readmission, but may be subject to displacement due to excessive enrollment.
  6. The district does not provide transportation for students who attend school outside their attendance area.

Parents will be notified in writing by May 15, 2023, if their application for open enrollment has been approved. If approved families decide they no longer wish to go through with the Open Enrollment transfer, parents/guardians must submit a cancellation request online.

Intradistrict Transfers

Current students of the Azusa Unified School District (AUSD) who wish to attend a different school other than their school of residence within AUSD must apply for the Intradistrict Transfer to begin attending their desired school of attendance. The Intradistrict Transfer is reviewed by the principals of both the school of residence and the desired school of attendance. Both principals must approve the student's transfer in order for the transfer to be granted. In the event the transfer is denied by one or both of the school principals, the family is able to make an appeal to the district administrator for further review. When an appeal for an Intradistrict Transfer is submitted, the district administrator will review the student's transfer once again along with the additional appeal information submitted, and make the final decision on the approval or denial of the student's transfer. 

The District will not consider intradistrict transfer requests for the coming school year until May 1 of the current school year.

School offices are closed during the month of July and intradistrict transfer requests will not be processed at this time.

For more information, please see AUSD Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5116.1 Intradistrict Open Enrollment Attendance.

2024 - 2025 Intradistrict Transfer Application

Interdistrict Transfers

Students who reside outside the boundaries of the Azusa USD, but wish to attend an Azusa USD school, must first be released from their district of residence. Parents must present an approved interdistrict transfer release from the district of residence to the desired school of attendance along with the student’s most recent grades/transcript and attendance and behavior history. Interdistrict transfer requests may be denied or revoked for lack of space, poor attendance, lack of academic progress or behavioral issues. 

Parents interested in enrolling their child at a school outside of the Azusa USD must request an interdistrict transfer release from the school of residence. Interdistrict transfer requests may be granted for any of the following reasons:

  • To allow the student to complete a school year when the student's parents/guardians have moved out of the district during that year

  • To allow a high school senior to attend the same school attended as a junior, even if the student's family moved out of the district during the junior year

  • When the parent/guardian provides written evidence that the family will be moving into the district in the immediate future and would like the student to start the school year in the district 

  • To meet the student's special mental or physical health needs as certified by a physician, school psychologist, or other appropriate school personnel

  • When recommended by the school attendance review board or by county child welfare, probation, or social service agency staff in documented cases of serious home or community problems which make it inadvisable for the student to attend the school of residence

  • When the student is enrolled in a multi-year, particular educational program not offered by the district of residence 

  • Other reasons, including personal hardship, will also be considered on an individual basis 

Parents will be asked to provide documentation including proof of residence, the reason for their request and other supporting documents (school records, evidence of a multi-year program not offered by the Azusa USD, personal statement, letters of support from professionals, etc.).  Transfer requests will be denied or rescinded for falsification or misrepresentation of information or failure to enroll or disenrollment from an approved multi-year particular education program. 

If a student's interdistrict transfer request is denied, parents/guardians will be notified of their right to appeal to the Los Angeles County Office of Education within 30 calendar days from the date of the final denial.  (Education Code 46600.2)

A student whose parent/guardian is in active military duty shall not be prohibited from transferring out of the district, provided the school district of proposed enrollment approves the application for transfer.  (Education Code 46600, 48307)

The District will not consider interdistrict transfer requests for the coming school year until May 1 of the current school year.

School offices are closed during the month of July and interdistrict transfer requests will not be processed at that time.

For more information, please see Azusa USD Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5117 Interdistrict Attendance.

2024 - 2025 Interdistrict Transfers Application