All students who are currently enrolled and attending school in PUSD are eligible to participate in the open enrollment process. Current students may apply for enrollment to a school other than their resident school. Applications are accepted on a space-available basis.
Student Services will start accepting open enrollment applications starting January 1, 2021. All applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2021, for consideration of the 2021-22 school year. Applications submitted after this date will still be reviewed, however, they will be reviewed after the applications of those who submitted the paperwork prior to the due date of January 31, 2021.
All applications received during the submission window will be treated the same. There is not a first come, first served advantage.
Proof of residence in the Pleasanton Unified School District is required. Families of students may be notified as late as August 1. Late applications will be reviewed before the beginning of the new school year.
Pleasanton Schools may be impacted by school site and/or grade level, and this often varies from school year to school year. Some open enrollment requests may not be approved due to impacted schools, which means there is not a seat available in that grade level.
Family Residential Moves
When parents move, they must inform the school within five (5) days. Students whose parents move within the Pleasanton Unified School District may either remain at the school they have been attending if it is not considered an "impacted school"; or register in the school in their new attendance area. If the former school of residence is considered an "impacted school," a continuing open enrollment form must be completed to determine if the student may remain at the school for the remainder of that academic year. At the end of the academic year, parents must complete an open enrollment form. The definition of an "impacted school" is a school in which enrollment exceeds staff allocation.
For parents who move out of the Pleasanton Unified School District, but would like their child(ren) to continue attending school in Pleasanton, they must submit an Inter-district transfer (IDT) form to Student Services. The Director of Student Services reviews each IDT request on a case by case basis.
To initiate the Inter-District Transfer (IDT), the parent needs to contact their new district of residence to pick up the form. Approval of inter-district transfers is based on space availability and is not automatic.
See Interdistrict Attendance–Regulation 5117