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School Choice Application

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The final School Choice Transfer Application period for the 2018-19 school year is Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Friday, May 11, 2018.  Application notifications will be distributed on Friday, June 15, 2018.
Parents of any current or incoming students who wish to attend a Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) school other than his or her home school of residence for the 2018-19 school year should fill out a School Choice Transfer Application. The application period will take place from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Friday, May 11, 2018 for school sites that have remaining space availability.

Following the initial School Choice Application Period in January 2018, District administrators worked to determine space availability at each PYLUSD school site, as outlined in the table below.
  • PRIORITY 1 SCHOOLS, as outlined in GREEN below, have space available in applicable grades, and applications received may be approved immediately.
  • PRIORITY 2 SCHOOLS, as outlined in YELLOW below, have some space available in applicable grades, and applications received may be approved at the end of the current application period contingent upon available space.
  • PRIORITY 3 SCHOOLS, as outlined in RED below, do not have space available in applicable grades, and applications received will only be approved for Priority A and B students if space becomes available. Applications received for Priority 3 schools, outlined in RED, will not be considered.
    • PRIORITY A STUDENTS are PYLUSD students who have moved during the school year into another PYLUSD school's attendance area.
    • PRIORITY B STUDENTS are 1) PYLUSD siblings of students currently attending the requested school and will continue to attend the year of the transfer request; and 2) students of PYLUSD employees who reside within the PYLUSD boundaries and whose primary place of employment is at the requested school. 

**PLEASE NOTE -- 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. PYLUSD school sites do not distribute nor accept School Choice Transfer Applications. In addition, once a student has been approved to their school of choice, that school becomes their designated school of attendance. 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. Applications are not processed on a first come, first served basis.

For additional information, please see the Parent and Student Guide to School Choice Transfers brochure below.

If you have any questions regarding School Choice Transfer Applications, please contact the Student Services Department at (714) 985-8670.

What We Do

The Student Services Department is involved with student attendance, school transfers, suspensions, Safe School reports, Safe School plans, Calworks (students on state assistance), Threat Assessment, and discipline in general. 

The Student Services staff processes all expulsion cases that occur during the school year. Student Services assists schools with parent meetings, prepares all documents necessary for expulsion hearings, and participates in the hearings. Student Services is also part of the Threat Assessment team. This involves working with school personnel to investigate incidents that occur at the school and/or with students. Student Services handles numerous phone calls that range from custody issues to questions regarding the Education Code or Penal Code. Student Services is a service-oriented department.