International Student Program » Description


Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) is proud to be one of only two public school districts in Orange County, California that is certified to accept international high school students on an F1 visa. Our schools rank as some of the best in California. PYLUSD offers an authentic, American high school experience in one of our four comprehensive high schools. Students participate in a wide variety of classes and activities including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Honors, championship sports teams, award winning academic teams, and prestigious visual and performing arts programs. After graduation, our students move on to attend some of the best colleges and universities in the world.
Our location is second to none. PYLUSD is located in the northeast corner of Orange County, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. The approximately 26,000 students attend our schools from multiple cities including Placentia, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Brea, and Fullerton. It is a short drive to some of the most beautiful beaches in California. Additionally, the local mountains have snow and snow sport opportunities in the winter. There are an abundance of recreation and leisure opportunities in the community including shopping malls, theme parks, sports and entertainment venues, and beautiful parks with hiking and biking trails. The weather is mild and sunny, the community is safe, the people are friendly and the schools are excellent.