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School Choice

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) School Choice Transfer Application period for the 2022-2023 school year took place January 5 through February 11, 2022. During this time, parents of any current or incoming students who wished to attend a PYLUSD school other than his or her home school of residence for the 2022-2023 school year should have filled out a School Choice Transfer Application. Application notifications took place before Friday, March 18, 2022, via the email provided on the application. 

The district will only offer one School Choice Transfer Application period for the 2022-2023 school year. However, you may inquire with the Student Services Department if you missed this window and would still like to transfer to another PYLUSD school. Transfer approvals are subject to space availability. In any situation where the number of requests exceeds the space available, approval of transfers will be determined by a random and unbiased selection process. Applications received during the school choice window were not processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Once a student has been approved to their school of choice, that school becomes their designated school of attendance. For approved transfers K-6, this transfer will remain in effect through middle school. Families who currently have a choice transfer in place through middle school do not need to submit a new application. Current 8th graders attending a middle school on a School Choice Transfer will need to reapply if they wish to attend a PYLUSD high school other than his or her home school of residence.

Transitional Kindergarten School Choice Transfers will only remain in effect for one year. Students will be sent back to their home school of attendance for kindergarten unless another School Choice Transfer Application is submitted and accepted for the subsequent school year. For questions regarding Transitional Kindergarten students, please contact the PYLUSD Educational Services Department at (714) 985-8650.