DUSD open enrollment begins Jan. 1

DOWNEY – Downey Unified will be conducting its annual Intra-District Open Enrollment (formerly called School of Choice) during the month of January for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. 


Downey parents who reside within the district boundaries and wish to have their student attend a Downey Unified school outside of their attendance area may apply. This enrollment period does not apply for parents of students who reside outside of the district boundaries.

From Jan. 1-31, applications for Intra-District Open Enrollment will be available to pick up at any of the 20 Downey Unified schools and the district office, or can be filled out and submitted online at dusd.net

New students (including kindergarteners) entering a Downey Unified school for the first time, and wishing to apply, must also register at their school of residence. This will guarantee registration in the District for the new school year.

Handwritten applications must be submitted in person to the Student Services office at the Downey Unified School District by the closing deadline of Jan. 31, at 4 p.m.

Applications are not processed on a first-come basis. A random, unbiased lottery will be held to place students on an Intra-District Open Enrollment permit waiting list for the upcoming school year. 

Schools may accept students from the established waiting lists according to priority, only if space is available.

For additional Information and questions, call the Student Services Office at (562) 469-6550.