New Student Enrollment


Online services available (temporarily) during COVID-19 closure of public buildings.
P
lease fill out the google form to begin the new enrollment process: https://forms.gle/89kcJ25tsUQimMA39

Torrance Unified Schools are open to all students who meet the state's age requirements and live within the TUSD geographic boundaries. We are required to collect documents that show age and residency requirements have been met. After you have reviewed the documentation required, if you have special circumstances, contact the Family Welcome Enrollment Center directly for assistance. 
  • All enrollment for grades TK-12 will take place at the Family Welcome Enrollment Center Monday-Friday, during the enrollment hours of 8am-3pm.
  • 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).
  • Enrollment for the current school year is ongoing, however please note that when enrolling that students must be ready to start school the next day.
Please note: 
California Labor Code Section 230.8 entitles employees to take up to 40 hours off work each year for their children's school activities. Employees may take leave to:
  • participate in activities of the school or licensed child care provider of a child;
  • find, enroll, or re-enroll a child in a school or with a licensed child care provider; or
  • address a "child care provider or school emergency."
  • Only 8 of the 40 hours may be used to find, enroll, or re-enroll a child.

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

  1. Completed Enrollment Forms - available for download under Quick Links (right side) or in person at the Enrollment Center
  2. Proof of Age:
    1. Your child’s original birth certificate or passport
    2. Other appropriate means (contact the Enrollment Center for more information)
  3. Immunization Records:Your child’s original and up to date immunization record
    • Yellow Cardor Printout from Dr.or clinic
    • 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 
  4. Two Different Proofs of Residence:To verify residence two of the following documents with the parent/guardian's name and home address must be presented.
    • Proof 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
    • Utility bills such as: 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. 
    • Most current Mortgage Statement or 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 refer to the quick links download for acceptable proofs of residence or see us in person at the Family Welcome Enrollment Center
  5. Most Recent School Records
    1. Your child’s most recent report card or transcript if the student attended school prior to enrollment in TUSD
    2. IEP or 504 Plan - if your student is currently receiving services or has received services in the past
  • 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, the process could take anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour depending on the amount of enrollments for that day. 
  • Please note that if you are enrolling for the current school year, your child must be prepared to start the next day.  
  • Your child does not need to be present during the enrollment process. 
  • Enrollments are only accepted prior to 3pm daily (except for special circumstances posted) to ensure all enrollments are completed by the end of the business day. 
  • Please be advised that during peak enrollment times enrollment processing may be cutoff earlier than 3pm due to the high volume of enrollments. 
  • 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, no exceptions.
  • 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.
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.
  • Enrollment in TUSD is done based on your home address and space availability.  However if you enroll during the school year, space may be limited and school placement is not guaranteed at the school of residence.  TUSD may have to place your child at a school other than your school of residentce if you enroll during any given school year, once the year has begun. 
  • Prospective new students/parents we are unable to provide space information prior to enrollment via email, in person or over the phone.  Enrollment space availability changes daily and we are unable to anticipate space availaibilty at the time of enrollment.  

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.

2019-2020 - Age Appropriate Grade Level Placement Guidelines

Kindergarten Enrollment for 20-21 school year: 
  • Enrollment for TRANSITIONAL Kindergarten for 2020-2021 is March 16th-April 3rd
  • Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten Makeup dates are April 13-May 1st, 2020