October 24, 2016
 Parents/StudentsPermitsOpen Enrollment   
OPEN ENROLLMENT is for Torrance residents who want to transfer to different Torrance schools. 
Per Ed Code 35160.5b, Torrance Unified School District established a policy allowing Parents/Guardians who live within the Torrance Unified School District boundaries to apply to have their children attend a school other than their home school.   Once a year, during a specific period of time, applications are accepted for the following school year. Once the procedure is complete, the Open Enrollment school becomes the permanent home school for that student. Procedures are summarized below:

Step 1:
 Parent/Guardian must complete and submit the Open Enrollment application during January 4th, 2016- February 29th, 2016 at 4:00pm to the correct office (see below). Late applications will not be accepted
  • Grades K-8: applications MUST be submitted in person to the Family Welcome Enrollment Center at 2336 Plaza del Amo.
  • High School: applications MUST be submitted to the high school requested.

North HS Principal’s Office 310-533-4412 ext. 7081

South HS Student Services - Andy Jones 310-533-4352 ext. 7388

Torrance HS AP's Office - Sue Trutanic 310-533-4396 ext. 7981

West HS Principal’s Office 310-533-4290 ext. 7681

Step 2:
 Approval or Wait List letters will be sent at the end of April. Wait List letters will include your number on the wait list. 
Step 3:
If approved, Parent/Guardian must fill out the Confirmation Section of the letter and return it to the appropriate office. You will forfeit your spot if you do not return your letter by the date given in your letter.
  • Grades K-8: confirmation letters are to be submitted in person to the Family Welcome Enrollment Center at 2336 Plaza del Amo.
  • High School: confirmation letters are to be submitted to the high school approved to attend.
Step 4:
If you are currently enrolled, please contact the school you were approved to attend after May 6th, 2016. 
If you are NOT currently enrolled, go to the Family Welcome Enrollment Center to complete the enrollment process. 
You will forfeit your spot if you do not enroll by the date specified in your letter. 

Once granted, Open Enrollment is irrevocable. Even if you move to another location within the Torrance School District, your permanent home school will still be the school you chose for Open Enrollment until the student graduates from high school, you move out of Torrance Unified School District boundaries, or you re-apply and are accepted into another site per Open Enrollment during a later year.

Important Information about Open Enrollment:
  • Submitting the application does not guarantee approval. 
  • Only one application per student will be accepted. 
  • Only one school can be chosen per application. 
  • Schools that recieve more applications than spaces available will create a waiting list. 
  • Applications submitted during the accepted period will be considered equally in the lottery. 
  • All applications will be placed in the lottery. This is not a first-come, first-serve process. 
  • Students with siblings that will be attending the requested school must apply on their own. They will not follow their siblings automatically. Instead, they will be placed in a sibling lottery.  
  • Transportation will not be provided. 
  • Open Enrollment is the only option TUSD provides to families who do not want to attend their assigned school. 
  • Once granted, Open Enrollment does not need to be renewed. 
  • Open Enrollment permits can only be changed if the student re-applies AND is accepted for Open Enrollment to attend another school during a future school year. 


Open Enrollment Timeline
Accepting Applications 1/4/16-2/29/16
Application Processing 3/1/16- 3/25/16
Lottery Processing      3/28/16 - 4/1/16
Letter Processing        4/1/16-4/25/16
Letters Mailed              4/25/16-5/6/16
Acceptance/Decline Period May- Sept. 2016
Dates subject to change without notice***


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