Open enrollment begins in Downey schools

DOWNEY –  The Downey Unified School District will be conducting its annual School of Choice in February for the 2016-17 school year.  

Downey parents of students who reside within the district boundaries and wish for their student to attend a Downey school outside of their attendance area may pick up an application at any Downey school or at the Downey Unified School District office during the month of February open enrollment period.  

New students (including kindergartners) entering a Downey school for the first time and wishing to apply for School of Choice should also register at their school of residence. This will guarantee registration in the district for the new school year.  

Applications must be submitted to the district office by the closing deadline of Feb. 29 at 4 p.m.  
Applications are not processed on a first-come basis.  Instead, a random, unbiased lottery will be held to place students on a School of Choice waiting list for the 2016-17 school year.  

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

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