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About School Choice Transfers


The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) School Choice Transfer Application period allows current or incoming students apply to attend a PYLUSD school other than his or her home school of residence.


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.

Interested families may complete a School Choice Transfer Application (beginning January 8, 2020) online or in person at the PYLUSD Student Services office located at 1301 E Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia, CA 92870.  

Please note, 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. 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.

School Choice Transfer Application Timeline

Initial Application Period
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - Friday, January 31, 2020
Initial Application Notification
Friday, March 13, 2020 

Final Application Period
Monday, May 4, 2020 - Friday, May 15, 2020
Initial Application Notification
Friday, June 12, 2020 

Student Services - 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.


Richard McAlindin
Executive Director, Instructional Support
(714) 985-8727

Rick Riegel

Administrator, Student Services
(714) 985-8670

Jason Pike
Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA)
(714) 985-8658

Samadi Dixon

(714) 985-8789

Carol Martinez
(714) 985-8724 

Erica Rubalcava
Office Coordinator 
(714) 985-8670