New Student Enrollment

Before you start...

In California, student eligibility requirements are determined by the California Department of Education, which regulates all public schools. Before enrolling, please review the following eligibility requirements carefully to determine whether your student(s) is eligible to participate in grades TK/K - 12.

Torrance Unified Schools are open to all students who meet the state's age requirements and live within the TUSD geographic boundaries. While we are required to collect documents that show age and residency requirements have been met, we do welcome students who have unusual circumstances, such as homeless and foster youth, immigrants, refugees, migrants, and students who are not U.S. citizens. Please contact the Family Welcome Enrollment Center directly for assistance if enrolling a student for whom standard documentation is not readily available due to this type of situation as certification is needed.

Please Note: Students who are currently expelled from their local school or district may not be eligible to enroll.

  • Currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year
  • TK/K enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year begins on January 2020: 
  • KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2020-2021: ​​​​Download >Enrollment Dates
    • School Dates
      Victor 1/13-17
      Anza/Towers 1/21-24
      Riviera/Waltera 1/27-31
      Arnold/Seaside 2/3-7
      Lincoln/Arlington 2/11-14
      Hickory 2/18-21
      Fern/Wood 2/24-28
      Adams/torrance ES 3/2-6
      Yukon/Carr/Edison 3/9-13
  • 2020-2021 Enrollment for all other grades begins May 2020

Age Requirements:

  • Transitional Kindergarten: Any student enrolling in transitional kindergarten must be five (5) years old between September 2 and December 2 in the school year for which you are enrolling.
  • Kindergarten: Any student enrolling in kindergarten must be five (5) years old on or before September 1 in the school year which you are enrolling.

Assigned Neighborhood Schools:

Your assigned school will be based on the address of your residence in Torrance. You can use our SCHOOL LOCATOR to find out your neighborhood school.

Please be advised:

  • TUSD Residents - Enrollment at your school of residence is not guaranteed beyond the start of the school year. If there is not space in your students grade level at the time of enrollment he/she will be placed at the closest school with available space.

  • Victor Elementary Residents - Space at Victor Elementary is limited and may be at capacity in your child's grade level at all times. Students will be placed where space is available.

Grade-Level Placement:

It is recognized that students do their best work in school when they are placed in a grade with other students of their same chronological age. The link below provides TUSD's guidelines for placing students at the appropriate grade level. Please be advised: if student is in a grade other than that for which they are age appropriate you must bring their most recent report card with you at the time of enrollment, students enrolling into a U.S. school for the first time will be placed strictly by the age appropriate grade placement guidelines.

Step 1 - Preparing for Enrollment

All enrollment for grades TK-12 will take place at the Family Welcome Enrollment Center. You must have a valid address within the Torrance Unified School District attendance area or have been accepted on permit in the Torrance Unified School District.

The students Parent (biological or adoptive) or Guardian (having legal documentation of guardianship) is required to be present at the time of enrollment and will be required to present all necessary documentation at the time of enrollment. (Please be advised that if all documents are not present the enrollment process cannot continue and you will be asked to return another time).

Step 2 - Documents Required for Enrollment

Here’s what you will need to enroll your child in school

  • Completed Enrollment Forms - available for download under Quick Links (right side) or in person at the Enrollment Center
  • Proof of Age:
    • Your child’s original birth certificate or passport
    • Other appropriate means (contact the Enrollment Center for more information)
  • Immunization Records:
    • Your child’s original and up to date immunization record
      • Yellow Card
        • Must have child’s name and date of birth
        • Each immunization must have a date and signature/stamp of the health care provider who gave the immunization
      • Printout
        • Must have child’s name and date of birth
        • Each immunization given must have a date
        • Name and Address of the Doctor/Facility providing the information must be indicated on the printout
    • Immunizations Required for School Entry 
  • Proofs of Residence:
    • To verify residence two of the following documents with the parent/guardian's name and home address must be presented, documents must show matching Service Name/Address on the top and bottom portion of the bill:
      • Utility Bills (top portion of bill must be presented and it must be dated within 60 days)
        • Electric, Gas, Water, Trash, Cable/Satellite, Home Phone, Internet 
        • We will not accept utility bills with disconnect notices or past due notices with due dates that have passed. 
      • Mortgage Statement
      • Property Tax Bill (Current Year)
      • Lease/Rental Agreement (Complete with Signatures of All Parties)
    • The following are NOT acceptable proofs of residence: Cell phone bills, bills with disconnect notices, screenshots/profiles, or bills showing c/o or % next to the parents name
    • For more information on providing proof of residence please view the TUSD "Residence Verification"
  • School Records
    • Your child’s most recent report card or transcript if the student attended school prior to enrollment in TUSD
    • IEP or 504 Plan - if your student is currently receiving services or has received services in the past

Step 3 - Complete the Enrollment Process

Once you have all of the required documentation you will need to visit the Family Welcome Enrollment Center to complete the enrollment process. At this time a staff member will review your documents and if all required documentation is present you will proceed to see an Enrollment Technician to finalize enrollment.