Arcadia Unified Permits

 
Permit Applications Webpage

 

PERMIT APPLICATION INFORMATION

 

The Governing Board recognizes that parents/guardians of students who reside within the geographic boundaries of one district may, for a variety of reasons, desire to enroll their children in a school in another district.
 
The Arcadia Unified School District (AUSD) considers both INTERDISTRICT and INTRADISTRICT permits, as well as PERMISSION TO REMAIN to provide different learning opportunities for students.
 
INTERDISTRICT PERMITS
 

INTERdistrict permits are for students who do not reside within the AUSD boundaries and would like to attend a school in AUSD. This type of permit is also used for students who do reside within AUSD boundaries but would like to attend school in a different district.


AUSD specifies the terms and conditions under which interdistrict attendance shall be permitted or denied. Students seeking or are currently on an interdistrict permit must meet the following conditions:


1) Good attendance, 2) Positive behavior, and 3) Academic progress


Parents and students are required to adhere to all AUSD policies, regulations, and procedures. Permits may be revoked at any time for non-compliance with terms and conditions. (Education Code 46600)

 
**Transportation shall not be provided for students attending on INTERdistrict agreement. AUSD will not agree to pay or be responsible for excess costs for students that choose to attend school in another district.**
 
 

2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR INTERDISTRICT PERMITS

 

AUSD is accepting both INTERdistrict Permit applications with a release from the student's district of residence and for provisional enrollment for students that do not yet have a release from the student's district of residence. Approved students will receive information regarding how to enroll in AUSD.

 

We are no longer accepting new permit applications for the following grades:

Grade 1, Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 8

 

PAST INTERDISTRICT PERMIT PRIORITY WINDOWS

Priority ONE: April 11 to May 6

Priority TWO: May 9 to June 17

Priority THREE: June 20 to July 22

 

Permit applications submitted during priority windows will be reviewed sometime after the last day of the window. IMPORTANT: Interdistrict permit applications with an approved release will have priority over applications for provisional enrollment.  Provisional enrollment is being offered to support parents/guardians in choosing the best educational program for their child(ren) and to be able to enroll prior to the start of the school year. Please carefully review the provisional enrollment form to understand the legal requirements for provisional enrollment.

 

All accepted permits are based on space availability in select grade levels. Applications only need to be submitted once. Notifications of non-acceptance for the 2022-23 school year will begin on or before August 8, 2022. INTERdistrict permits submitted after July 22, 2021 will be accepted; however, available space usually is very limited, especially at the elementary level. INTERdistrict Permit Applications (Incoming) are available for download below.
 

INTERDISTRICT PERMITS APPLICATION PROCESS


The parent/guardian of the student must:

 

1. Download and print a copy of the AUSD INTERdistrict permit (Incoming) application. (Linked below)


2. Complete the aforementioned application in its entirety.


3. Obtain an approved INTERdistrict RELEASE from the district of residence OR download, print, and complete the PROVISIONAL ENROLLMENT form. (Linked below)


4. Gather documents that demonstrate grades, behavior/citizenship/work habits, and attendance. Documents may include:

  • A Transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable)
  • A report card (most recent available to the parent - does not need to be the current year)
  • Teacher notes or comments
  • A printout from the school's information system (PowerSchool, Aries, Best, Capteterra, etc.)
  • A letter of reference signed by a school administrator, counselor or teacher

 

5. Scan the AUSD permit application, the release or provisional enrollment form, and the additional document(s). Save the file(s).


6. Email the AUSD application, release or provisional enrollment form, and additional document(s) to [email protected] with the subject line: INTERdistrict Permit


**Permit applications submitted during priority windows will be reviewed sometime after the last day of the window. IMPORTANT: INTERdistrict permit applications with an approved release will have priority over applications for provisional enrollment.


Provisional enrollment is being offered to support parents/guardians in choosing the best educational program for their child(ren) and to be able to enroll prior to the start of the school year. Please carefully review the provisional enrollment form to understand the legal requirements for provisional enrollment.


*All accepted permits are based on space availability in select grade levels.

*Applications only need to be submitted once.


To Note: Interdistrict Permits - No Renewal Needed

All students who are currently attending an AUSD school on an interdistrict permit are no longer required to submit annual or transition year permits. Once enrolled on an interdistrict permit, students will be registered automatically for the next year unless:

(1) The parent notifies the school they are returning to their district of residence.

(2) The student's permit is revoked for breach of the permit agreement which includes but not limited to - poor attendance, behavioral issues, lack of academic effort/performance.

 

RELEASE FROM AUSD (OUTGOING PERMITS)

 

Parents/Guardians that reside within AUSD boundaries that would like their child to attend a school in another district must complete and submit an INTERdistrict Permit Application (Outgoing), along with TWO proofs of residency (see links below for acceptable documents) and email the application to [email protected] with the subject line: INTERdistrict Permit Release.

INTERdistrict Permit Applications (Outgoing) are available for download below.

Outgoing permits to be released are accepted anytime and reviewed every few weeks.

 
 

Links to INCOMING INTERdistrict Permit Forms:

 
Links to OUTGOING INTERdistrict Permit Forms:
 

Links to PROVISIONAL ENROLLMENT Forms:

 
Application Support Links:
 
INTRADISTRICT PERMITS (SCHOOL CHOICE APPLICATION)
 

INTRAdistrict permits are for students who would like to attend an AUSD school other than their school of residence. INTRAdistrict permits are available each year during AUSD's annual SCHOOL CHOICE process.

 

**AUSD also offers open enrollment choice to students on an INTERdistrict permit through the INTERDISTRICT PERMIT TRANSFER SCHOOL CHOICE process.**

 

To Note about Intradistrict Permits:

Intradistrict permits continue unless the parent/guardian completes another School Choice intradistrict permit application or the contract is breached.

 

Parents/guardians of students transitioning to 6th grade, who would like to apply for a school other than the middle school associated with their current school of attendance must follow the process and timelines for new intradistrict permits listed below. If no intradistrict permit is filed, the student will be registered automatically.

 

INTRADISTRICT PERMITS APPLICATION PROCESS

 

The parent/guardian of the student must complete an AUSD INTRAdistrict Choice application and submit it either:

 

-By email (attach a scanned signed copy or photograph) to [email protected] or

 

-By mail to the Arcadia Education Center (AEC) 150 South 3rd Street Arcadia CA 91006.

 

*INTRAdistrict Choice Applications are available for download below.*

 

Interdistrict Permit Transfer Applications

(Only for students currently on permit from another school district in AUSD wanting to change schools within AUSD)

 

Applications for an intradistrict permit transfer will be accepted between April 1 and May 1, 2022. The parent/guardian of the AUSD enrolled student must complete an AUSD Intradistrict Permit Transfer Application and submit either by email (attach a scanned signed copy or photograph) to [email protected] or mail to the Arcadia Education Center (AEC) 150 South 3rd Street Arcadia CA 91006. AUSD Intradistrict Permit Transfer Application are available for download to the right.

 

INTRAdistrict permits and transfers are only accepted during the priority window one time each year. All permit applications are collected during the application window. Once the window is closed, INTRAdistrict permit applications are given a random priority number assigned by lottery and processed following district administration regulation AR5116.1.

 

Links to Arcadia Unified SCHOOL CHOICE Booklets:

 
Links to INTRAdistrict Permit Forms:
 

Links to Interdistrict Transfer Request:

 
PERMISSION TO REMAIN (PTR)
 

An application may only be submitted for currently enrolled students that have changed their address within the same district boundary area. If a family moves within AUSD boundaries, they may apply for permission for their child(ren) to remain at the school they are currently attending. Also, if a student on an INTERdistrict permit moves within the boundaries of the current district of residence in which they have a release and AUSD permit, they may apply for permission for their child(ren) to remain at the AUSD school they are currently attending. These students will not need to seek a new release from their district of residence. The PTR application is available below and must be submitted to the school with proof of residency documents.


To Note about Permission to Remain:

Once a parent completes an application for permission to remain, that school becomes the home school for the student or the contract is breached. If the parent would like to change schools, the School Choice Intradistrict Permit application process must be followed. Parents/guardians of students transitioning to 6th grade, who would like to apply for a school other than the middle school associated with their current school of attendance must follow the process and timelines for new intradistrict permits listed below. If no intradistrict permit is filed the student will be registered automatically.


*5th-grade students on a PTR will matriculate to the feeder school of the current school of enrollment. An INTRAdistrict permit application must be submitted to return to the middle school of residence.


**Note: Permission to Remain applications are accepted year-round. During the summer when school offices are closed, applications with proof of residency may be emailed to [email protected] or dropped off at the Arcadia Education Center (AEC) 150 South 3rd Street Arcadia CA 91006.

 
Link to Permission to Remain Application: