We know that you have many choices in selecting the best education for your child and we thank you for making PUSD your first choice.
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.
The next phase of PUSD's annual Open Enrollment gets underway in January 2016.
Starting Tuesday, January 12 and continuing through Tuesday, February 2, 2016, families with children currently residing in PUSD who will be entering Kindergarten-12th grade can apply during the general phase.
Projected openings in schools and programs will be available in early January.
Families can submit an online application with up to five choices.
A random lottery determines placements with notification taking place in early March.
Pasadena Unified School District currently offers students bus transportation to many of its signature programs at elementary and middle schools and plans to continue this service next school year.
Please see the district's Transportation Department 2016-17 Schedule of Bus Stops (PDF).
The schedule confirms route numbers, pick up/drop off sites, and times.
|January 12 — February 2, 2016||Applications, including Employees, Submitted Online|
|February 29||First Lottery Results Mailed and Posted Online|
|March 6 — 25||Registration for Students Selected in Lottery|
|April 4 — 8||PUSD Late Applications and Applications of Interest (Out-of-District Families) Accepted Online|
|April 18||Second Lottery Results Mailed and Posted Online|
|April 25 — 29||Registration for Students Selected in Final Lottery|
|April 29||2016-2017 Open Enrollment Concludes|
|May 2 — June 10||Interdistrict Permit Requests to Enter/Exit PUSD|
|June 6 — August 12, 2016||Transfers to School of Residence and New-to-PUSD Intradistrict Requests Accepted at District Office Only|
* This calendar reflects recent changes to PUSD Board Policy 5116.1 and is subject to change.
Informational Session with Pasadena Education Network
Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena
Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St., Pasadena
Informational Session with District Advisory Council
District Office Board Room, 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena
Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St., Pasadena
325 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena
If you need assistance, or internet access, you can also complete an application at:
January 13 & 29, April 6, 9 a.m. — 4 p.m.
January 21 & 28, April 7, during school hours
Home, Libraries, Community Centers, etc.
Expanded Transitional Kindergarten, a full-day program, will be offered in Pasadena Unified School District starting January 4, 2016.
Children turning five years old between December 3, 2015 and June 2, 2016, are eligible and invited to enroll in Expanded Transitional Kindergarten.
The District's Office of Enrollment, Permits & Student Records, Room 210, at 351 South Hudson, Pasadena, will accept requests from all PUSD resident families.
Parents and guardians interested in registering a child for ETK may visit the Office of Enrollment, Permits & Student Records between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. noon on the following dates to coordinate placement:
The Office of Enrollment, Permits & Student Records, not school sites, will accept requests and offer Expanded Transitional Kindergarten placement based on campus capacity.
Children who turn five years old on or before September 1, 2016 are encouraged to enroll in Kindergarten. September 1st is the state and District's established cutoff date for Kindergarten.
Transitional Kinder is for children with birthdates between 9/2/2011 and 12/2/2011.
Children born between 12/3/2011 through to June 1, 2012 can enroll in Expanded Transitional Kindergarten.
PUSD strongly supports the Kindergarten Readiness Act. State funding guidelines are based on adherence to prescribed birth dates. The District may consider enrolling a Transitional Kindergarten student in Kindergarten if the child turns five years old by September 20, 2011 and meets all requirements stated in BP/AR 5111.
Transitional Kindergarten bridges the path between preschool and kindergarten and gives children an opportunity to learn and grow in an environment tailored to meet their academic and social needs. TK provides the gift of time that will help students build a strong foundation for success in elementary school.
Expanded Transitional Kindergarten is an early learning-school readiness program to prepare younger children for success in school exemplifying PUSD's commitment to serve more four year olds as they develop into life-long learners.
Both Transitional and Expanded Transitional Kindergarten mean the student will be in a Kindergarten program for two years. Students attend the assigned school for one year; after that, they go to Kindergarten at their school of residence or the family applies via Open Enrollment for another PUSD campus or program.
Seven PUSD schools host Transitional Kindergarten: Jefferson, Longfellow, Madison, McKinley, Norma Coombs, Washington and Willard. Children are assigned to one of the seven schools based on their home address.
The District is still considering the number and locations for 2016-17 Expanded Transitional Kindergarten.
Transitional and Expanded Transitional Kindergarten, like Kindergarten, are a full school day.
There is only bus transportation for Kindergarten.
Pasadena LEARNs provides afterschool programming for PUSD students in all grades, including Transitional and Expanded Transitional Kindergarten. Registration occurs at the school site.
Families are invited to register children beginning March 7, 2016 at their school of residence. To confirm the school of residence, see the School Locator.
To register a child for the first time, the following documents need to be presented at the school office:
For more information, please call the Office of Enrollment, Permits & Records (626) 396-3600, x. 88340 and visit the California Department of Education.
If you are interested in PUSD Pre-Kindergarten (PreK) programs, please call or visit Burbank Early Education Center, 2046 North Allen Avenue, Altadena CA, (626) 396-5762.