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2017-18 Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2017/18 school year will be as follows:

  • TK/Kinder - early enrollment for TUSD residents will begin in February of 2017, enrollment is scheduled by home school, please check back for dates
  • All grade levels (TK-12) - enrollment will begin on May 1, 2017 and continue through the year

TUSD Residents:

Enrollment at your school of residence is not guaranteed beyond the start of the school year. If there is not space in your students grade level at the time of enrollment he/she will be placed at the closest school with available space.

VICTOR Elementary Residents:

Space at Victor Elementary is limited and may be at capacity in your child's grade level. If there is not space in your students grade level at the time of enrollment he/she will be placed at the closest school with available space.

Open Enrollment - TUSD Residents enrollment/open-enrollment

Open Enrollment is for Torrance residents who want to transfer to different Torrance schools.

Per Ed Code 35160.5b, Torrance Unified School District established a policy allowing Parents/Guardians who live within the Torrance Unified School District boundaries to apply to have their children attend a school other than their home school.   Once a year, during a specific period of time, applications are accepted for the following school year. Once the procedure is complete, the Open Enrollment school becomes the permanent home school for that student. Procedures are summarized below:

Step 1:
Parent/Guardian must complete and submit the Open Enrollment application between January 3rd, 2017- February 28th, 2017 at 4:00pm to the correct office (see below). Late applications will not be accepted.

Step 2:
Approval or Wait List letters will be mailed out at the end of April. Wait List letters will include your number on the wait list. 

Step 3:
If approved, Parent/Guardian must fill out the Confirmation Letter and return it to the appropriate office. Your students spot will be forfeited if you do not return your letter by the specified date.

  • Grades K-8: confirmation letters are to be submitted in person to the Family Welcome Enrollment Center at 2336 Plaza del Amo.
  • High School: confirmation letters are to be submitted to the high school approved to attend.

Step 4:
Enrollment Procedures

  • If your student is currently enrolled in a TUSD school, please contact the school you were approved to attend after May 8th, 2017
  • If your student is NOT currently enrolled in TUSD, you must go to the Family Welcome Enrollment Center to complete the enrollment process by the date specified. 
    • Failure to enroll by the specified date will result in the forfeiture or your students placement at the selected school. 

Please be advised: Once granted, Open Enrollment is irrevocable. Even if you move to another location within the Torrance School District boundaries, your permanent home school will remain the school you chose for Open Enrollment until the student graduates from high school, you move out of Torrance Unified School District boundaries, or you re-apply and are accepted into another site per Open Enrollment during a later year.

Important Information about Open Enrollment:

  • Submitting the application does not guarantee approval. 
  • Only one application per student will be accepted. 
  • Only one school can be chosen per application. 
  • Schools that receive more applications than spaces available will create a waiting list. 
  • Applications submitted during the accepted period will be considered equally in the lottery. 
  • All applications will be placed in the lottery. This is not a first-come, first-serve process. 
  • Students with siblings that will be attending the requested school must apply on their own. They will not follow their siblings automatically. Instead, they will be placed in a sibling lottery.  
  • Transportation will not be provided. 
  • Open Enrollment is the only option TUSD provides to families who do not want to attend their assigned school. 
  • Once granted, Open Enrollment does not need to be renewed. 
  • Open Enrollment permits can only be changed if the student re-applies AND is accepted for Open Enrollment to attend another school during a future school year.
Dec 27, 2017, 12:37 AM