Admissions, Enrollment & Permits

  • Welcome to Duarte Unified School District!

    Please review this page for the procedures and policies involved with admission to Duarte Unified schools. We offer a step-by-step process for enrollment in our district. View information about the innovative programs and signature initiatives found at each of our schools here.
     
    To request a tour of our campuses sign-up here
     
    If you reside within our district's attendance area, use our School Finder tool to locate your child's school of attendance.

    For returning DUSD students click here to confirm enrollment data. (Starting April 9th)

    Register online to enroll in our schools here. (New Students only)

    If you have any questions regarding the admission, enrollment or permit policies or procedures, please contact Naelh Othman, Coordinator of Student Services at (626) 599-5009 or nothman@duarteusd.org.


    We are an Allen Bill District: 
     
    Children of parents/guardians who are physically employed within the boundaries of Duarte Unified for a minimum of 10 hours during the school week comply with residency requirements. This means that even if the student does not reside within our attendance boundaries, he/she can attend a Duarte Unified school without having to request an interdistrict permit based on the parent’s/guardian’s place and hours of employment.
    [EC 48204(b)]. 

    Interdistrict Transfer Policy
     
    Interdistrict permits allow students who reside in one district to attend a school in another district; both districts must approve of the transfer. Permits are considered on a case-by-case basis and are approved or denied based on the terms and conditions detailed in the district’s board policy and administrative regulations. Per EC 46600(a), which states: "Once a pupil in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, is enrolled in a school pursuant to this chapter, the pupil shall not have to reapply for an interdistrict transfer, and the governing board of the school district of enrollment shall allow the pupil to continue to attend the school in which he or she is enrolled." Once an interdistrict permit is approved, an annual re-application of the permit is not required if the student continues to attend the approved District for which the permit was initially granted.

    To review Duarte Unified Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5117 related to interdistrict permits: Click Here


    How to Apply for an Incoming Interdistrict Permit to Attend a School in Duarte Unified:
     
    All students in Transitional Kindergarten through grade 12, including CSArts 7-8 students, who would like to attend one of our schools, but do the reside within the attendance boundaries of Duarte Unified, must obtain a valid interdistrict permit from both the district of residence and Duarte Unified. Our guide to the interdistrict process provides the steps outlined below, as well as descriptions of the specialized programs offered in our schools.
     
    STEP 1. REQUEST TO LEAVE DISTRICT OF RESIDENCE
     
    (a) Obtain an interdistrict permit application from the student’s district of residence.
     
    (b) Complete the interdistrict permit application form. Indicate the specific reason(s) for requesting the permit and attach any documentation that supports the reason(s) for the request.

    (c) Submit the interdistrict permit application form and supporting documents to the appropriate person or department at the district of residence.

    STEP 2. REQUEST TO ATTEND DUARTE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

     
    (a) If the request to leave is approved by the district of residence, complete the Duarte Unified School District Admissions form.
     
    Admissions Form (English): Click Here
     
    Admissions Form (Spanish): Click Here
     

    (b) Submit the approved interdistrict permit  with the documents listed below to the Duarte Unified Coordinator of Student Services either by email to nothman@duarteusd.org or in-person to the District Office located at 1620 Huntington Drive, CA 91010. The District office hours are 7:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

    Required documents to be submitted with the application:

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    (c) Issuance of an interdistrict permit the district of residence does not guarantee acceptance by the Duarte Unified; therefore, keep your student enrolled at his/her school of residence until the process is complete.

    (d) Incomplete applications will not be processed. 

    STEP 3. APPEALING A DENIAL 
     
    (a) If a request to leave the district of residence or to attend a school in Duarte Unified is denied, an appeal of that denial can be filed with the county office of education that has jurisdiction over the denying district.  For school districts in Los Angeles County, appeals are filed with the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Click here for more information. 
     
    Appeals must be filed within 30 calendar days from the date of denial. 
     
    How to Apply for an Outgoing Interdistrict Permit to Leave Duarte Unified:

    Students in Transitional Kindergarten through grade 12 who reside within the attendance boundaries of Duarte Unified and would like to attend school in another district must obtain a valid interdistrict permit from both Duarte Unified and the requested district.

    The interdistrict permit may be obtained at the Duarte Unified District office located at 1620 Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA 91010. The District office hours are 7:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

    Enrollment for Students Entering the California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV): 

    Complete an application available online by clicking here. For more information, visit the CSArts website.
     
    Students in Grades 7-8 who have been accepted to the joint CSArts/DUSD program will need to follow the interdistrict permit transfer policy outlined above. 

     
    Intradistrict Transfer Policy:

    Duarte Unified offers various enrollment options that meet the diverse needs and interests of district students. The parents/guardians of any student who resides within district boundaries may apply to enroll their child in any Duarte Unified School, regardless of the location of residence within the district. Review letter provided to parents with additional information here. BP 5116.1 

    New Intradistrict Permit Request Timeline: 
     
    Proceeding School Year: October 31 to March 31 
     
    Intradistrict Permit Applications: 
     
    Intradistrict Permit Application (English): Click Here
     
    Intradistrict Permit Application (Spanish): Click Here