Permit Status Update

All permit applications that have been submitted are currently under review and notifications of acceptance or denial will be sent via U.S. Mail. We understand the permit process can be lengthy and we appreciate your patience. Please remember your student MUST remain enrolled in their current or home school until notification of permit accpetance has been received.

PERMITS

TUSD will begin accepting 2017-18 permit applications on:
Wednesday March 1, 2017
Please be advised High Schools may have different dates of acceptance (see below)

North High School - Wednesday March 1, 2017
South High School - Monday June 26, 2017
Torrance High School - Wednesday March 1, 2017
West High School - Monday April 17, 2017

2017-18 School Year Application Timelines:

Inter-District (In-coming) Permits for Non-Residents: We will accept Incoming Permit requests between March 1 and June 23rd for the 2017-2018 school year. (Official date varies annually). The district will continue to accept Incoming Permit requests for new students year round; however, requests recieved after June 23rd, 2017 will be added to a wait list pending available space.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: RECEIPT OF AN APPROVED "RELEASE PERMIT" FROM YOUR RESIDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE BY THE TORRANCE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND YOU MUST KEEP YOUR STUDENT ENROLLED AT HIS/HER CURRENT OR HOME SCHOOL.

Inter-District (Out-going) Permits for Residents: Release Permits for Torrance Residents wanting to attend school in another district will be accepted beginning March 1, 2017 at the Family Welcome Enrollment Center. 

PLEASE BE ADVISED: RECEIPT OF AN APPROVED "RELEASE PERMIT" FROM THE TORRANCE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE BY THE REQUESTED DISTRICT AND YOU MUST KEEP YOUR STUDENT ENROLLED AT HIS/HER CURRENT OR HOME SCHOOL.

Non-Residents – Incoming Interdistrict Permits:

Interdistrict permits allow students from districts outside of Torrance to apply to attend Torrance schools. Receipt of an approved "Release Permit" from your resident school district does not guarantee acceptance by the Torrance Unified School District and you MUST KEEP YOUR STUDENT ENROLLED AT HIS/HER CURRENT OR HOME SCHOOL. Interdistrict permits are approved on a case-by-case basis and are subject to availability and approval by the school requested. Once permits are granted, they are valid through high school graduation.  TUSD does not require permits to be renewed by the home district annually. However, permits are subject to annual review and approval by the school site principal, and are not guaranteed for future renewal. The Torrance Unified School District’s decision to accept your student’s permit will be based on space available at the Torrance school requested. Students must have and maintain: satisfactory attendance, effort, academic achievement and behavior.

Procedure:

  • All Students Grades TK/K – 12
    • Parent/Guardian must obtain a “Release Permit” from their resident (home) district for each new student requesting to attend a Torrance school.
  • Grades TK/K – 8:
    • Where to apply:
      • Family Welcome Enrollment Center
        2336 Plaza Del Amo
        Torrance, CA 90501
    • What you will need to bring:
      • Release Permit from your district of residence
      • TUSD Incoming Permit Application
      • Students most recent report card (you will be required to return with your students final report card at the end of their school year)
  • Grades 9-12:
    • Where to apply:
      • Apply for a permit at the High School you wish to attend
        • North High School – turn your application in to the Principal’s Office
        • South High School – turn your application in to the Assistant Principal’s Office
        • Torrance High School – turn your application in to the Counseling Office
        • West High School – turn your application in to the Principal’s Office
    • What you will need to bring:
      • Grade 9 Applicants
        • Release Permit from your district of residence
        • TUSD Incoming Permit Application
        • Students most recent report card (you will be required to return with your students final report card at the end of their school year)
        • Students middle school grades
        • Students middle school behavior and attendance records
      • Grades 10-12 Applicants
        • Release Permit from your district of residence
        • TUSD Incoming Permit Application
        • Students most recent report card (you will be required to return with your students final report card at the end of their school year)
        • Students unofficial transcript
        • Students behavior and attendance records

All of the above referenced documents must be present at the time the permit application is submitted. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

  • Please be advised of the following:
    • The site administrator may contact the parent/guardian to arrange for an interview.
    • Grades TK/K-12: You will be notified by email or phone of the decision.
    • If the permit is granted, you will need to enroll your student at the Family Welcome Enrollment Center.
    • Siblings are not automatically accepted into the district, you must apply for each child separately.
    • If the permit is granted and the parent/guardian accepts the placement the student can not change school tracks nor feeder middle and/or high schools.

TUSD Residents - Outgoing Interdistrict Permits:

Interdistrict permits for Torrance residents requesting to attend school in a district other than Torrance.  Permits are granted on a case-by-case basis. Parents/Guardians must fill out, and be granted, a Release Permit from Torrance Unified School District before applying to the new district. Receipt of a Release Permit from TUSD does not guarantee acceptance at the requested school/district.

Procedure:

  • Grades TK/K – 12:
    • Where to apply:
      • Family Welcome Enrollment Center
        2336 Plaza Del Amo
        Torrance, CA 90501
    • What you will need:
      • TUSD Outgoing Permit Application
      • Parent/Guardian photo ID
      • One Proof of residence in the parent/guardian name (please refer to TUSD's "Residence Verification" for acceptable proofs of residence)
      • Students most recent report card
  • Terms and Conditions:
    • Issuance of an Inter-District Release Permit by TUSD does not guarantee acceptance by the requested school or district
    • Approval is subject to space availability in the district and may not be at the site requested.
    • Once an Interdistrict Permit has been granted, a student is not required to reapply unless an agreement between the governing boards of the district of residence and the district of enrollment states otherwise.
    • A permit may be denied or revoked at any time for the following reasons:
      • Student is excessively tardy or absent from school, or student is brought to school excessively early or left excessively late.
      • Student fails to uphold appropriate behavior standards.
      • Student fails to make appropriate academic efforts.
      • False or misleading information was provided.
      • Reason for the original issuance of the permit by the district of residence is no longer valid.
      • Other conditions that occur that would render continuance inadvisable.
    • No financial obligation shall be incurred by the district of residence for services rendered under this agreement.
    • The parent/guardian is responsible for providing transportation to and from school.
    • Failure to adhere to the above terms and conditions may result in the revocation of this permit. (E.C. 46600)