PERMITS

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TUSD Family Welcome Enrollment Center will begin accepting 2019-2020 K-8 permit applications on:
Friday March 1, 2019

***Please be advised that only one application can be submitted to your choice of High School and TUSD's High Schools process their own permits and they may have different dates of acceptance, see individual High School website or contact them directly for more information. 

2019-2020 School Year Application Timelines:

Inter-District (Incoming) Permits for Non-Residents: TUSD Family Welcome Enrollment Center will accept K-8 Incoming Permit requests between March 1st and July 12th for the 2019-2020 school year. (Official date varies annually). The district will continue to accept Incoming Permit requests for new students year round; however, complete permit requests received on/or before July 12th, 2019 will receive priority processing.

  • FUTURE TERM PERMIT REQUESTS: Complete Permit Applications received up to 15 calendar days before the start of the school year are considered future term requests. Notification of acceptance or denial will be provided as soon as possible, but no later than 14 calendar days after the beginning of instruction for TUSD's school year.
  • CURRENT YEAR PERMIT REQUESTS: Complete Permit Applications received 15 calendar days before the start of the TUSD school year or anytime there after are considered current year requests. Notification of acceptance or denial will be provided within 30 calendar days from the date the request was received.
     

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 DISTRICT OF RESIDENCE OR PRIVATE/CHARTER SCHOOL OF CHOICE.

Inter-District (Outgoing) Permits for Residents: Release Permits for Torrance Residents wanting to attend school in another district will be accepted beginning March 1, 2019 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 DISTRICT OF RESIDENCE OR PRIVATE/CHARTER SCHOOL OF CHOICE.

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 IN HIS/HER DISTRICT OF RESIDENCE OR PRIVATE/CHARTER SCHOOL OF CHOICE. Interdistrict permits are approved on a case-by-case basis and are subject to availability and approval by the school requested. The Torrance Unified School District's decision to accept your student's permit will be based on the following criteria: space available at the Torrance school requested, satisfactory grades, attendance, and behavior. If your student's permit is granted it is subject to annual review by the school site principal. Students attending TUSD on permit are required to maintain satisfactory grades, attendance, and behavior. If these standards are not maintained your student's permit can be revoked.

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
      • Student's most recent report card (If you are applying for a future term you must return with your student's final report card at the end of their school year or your permit application will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.)
      • Student's most recent IEP or 504 Plan (If applicable - documents must be submitted along with your permit application or it will be considered incomplete and will not be processed)

If you fail to submit any of the above referenced items along with your permit application it will be considered incomplete and WILL NOT be processed.

  • 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:
      • Release Permit from your district of residence
      • TUSD Incoming Permit Application
      • Student's most recent report card (If you are applying for a future term you must return with your student's final report card at the end of their school year or your permit application will be considered incomplete and will not be processed)
      • Student's most recent IEP or 504 Plan (If applicable - documents must be submitted along with your permit application or it will be considered incomplete and will not be processed)
        • Grade 9 Applicants - In addition to the items listed above you will need to submit the following documents along with your student's permit application
          • Student's middle school grades
          • Student's middle school behavior and attendance records
        • Grades 10-12 Applicants - In addition to the items listed above you will need to submit the following documents along with your student's permit application
          • Student's unofficial transcript
          • Student's behavior and attendance records

If you fail to submit any of the above referenced items along with your permit application it will be considered incomplete and WILL NOT be processed.

  • PLEASE BE ADVISED OF THE FOLLOWING:
    • Only one permit application may be submitted per student / per school year. Once submitted you cannot make any changes.
    • Any falsification and/or omission of information on your student's permit application constitutes immediate grounds for denial and/or revocation.
    • The site administrator may contact the parent/guardian to arrange for an interview.
    • Grades TK-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 (2336 Plaza del Amo)
    • 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 placement the student cannot change schools and will follow the assigned feeder pattern for middle/high school.
    • If the parent/guardian does not accept the placement offered the permit is then void.
    • If the parent/guardian fails to meet any timelines established by TUSD it will be deemed an abandonment of the request.

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
    • 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.
    • 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.