Applications Are Taken on a First Submitted, First Placed Basis
Pasadena, CA – There is still an opportunity for Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) families who missed the initial application phase for 2014-15 Open Enrollment or wish to make other choices to apply to attend a school outside of their neighborhood attendance boundary. PUSD's Late Open Enrollment application period for the 2014-2015 academic year begins April 8 and continues through April 21, 2014.
Late Open Enrollment applications will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 351 South Hudson Avenue in Pasadena. PUSD will accept applications for spots that have not yet been filled or to add a child's name to a school's wait list. Late application placements are determined based on first submitted, first placed and can only be submitted in person. Space is limited at many PUSD campuses. The latest enrollment projections can be found at openenrollment.info.
Open Enrollment is the district's school of choice program that offers students the opportunity to attend schools with themed or specialized programs or a campus outside of their neighborhood school's attendance boundaries. All students living within PUSD boundaries that will be entering kindergarten-11th grade in the 2014-2015 school year are eligible to participate in Late Open Enrollment. Families who live outside of district boundaries can apply for an interdistrict permit to attend a PUSD school starting May 5.
Signature programs for the 2014-2015 school year that are available through Open Enrollment include:
DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAMS
- Two K-5 Spanish Dual Language Immersion programs at San Rafael Elementary and Jackson Elementary Schools
- A K-5 Dual Language Immersion Program in Mandarin Chinese at Field Elementary School
- Dual Language Immersion Middle School Programs in sixth grade with Spanish at Blair School and Mandarin Chinese at Sierra Madre Middle School (New for 2014-2015)
- A Spanish Dual Language Immersion and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Magnet at Jackson Elementary School (New for 2014-2015)
- A STEM Magnet Program at Washington Accelerated Elementary School (New for 2014-2015)
- The Washington STEAM Magnet Academy at Washington Middle School
- An Arts Magnet Program at Eliot Middle School (New for 2014-2015)
INTERNATIONAL BACCELAUREATE (IB) PROGRAMS
- The IB Primary Years Programme (Grades K-5) at Willard Elementary School
- The IB Middle Years Programme (Grades 6-10) and the IB Diploma Programme (Grades 11-12) at Blair School.
COLLEGE AND CAREER PATHWAYS
Ten themed high school academies that partner with local institutions and businesses to provide mentoring and workplace learning opportunities:
- Academy of Creative Industries Pathway at Marshall Fundamental School (New for 2014-2015)
- App Academy: Mobile, Web and Game Development at Pasadena High School
- Arts, Entertainment and Media Pathway at John Muir High School
- Building and Design Pathway at Rose City High School (New for 2014-2015)
- Business and Entrepreneurship Pathway at John Muir High School
- Creative Arts, Media and Design Pathway at Pasadena High School
- Culinary Arts and Hospitality Academy at Blair High School
- Engineering and Environmental Science Pathway at John Muir High School
- Health Careers Academy at Blair High School
- Law and Public Service Pathway at Pasadena High School
PERMIT ONLY SCHOOLS
- Don Benito Fundamental School
- Norma Coombs Alternative School
- Marshall Fundamental School
Families can learn more about PUSD and its schools by viewing the PUSD School Guide at gopusd.com/schoolguide. For more information about the Open Enrollment process, timelines and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit www.openenrollment.info or call 626-396-3600626-396-3600, ext. 88340.