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LAUSD open enrollment

OW Staff Writer | 5/18/2011, 5 p.m.

Parents who want to transfer their offspring to another school in the Los Angeles Unified School District can submit an application to do so through June 3 during the "open enrollment" process for the 2011-12 school year.

In open enrollment, students' names can be submitted to transfer to any school that has available space. The transferring pupils will not displace a youngster living in the attendance area of a school from the school.

The district anticipates there will be about 9,600 seats available at approximately 270 schools at all levels.

If a student is already in the transfer program and is transitioning to the next school level--i.e. elementary to middle school or into high school from grade eight--they must complete a new transfer application as well. However, students in this situation are not guaranteed a spot in the feeder school.

Once the application period has closed, schools with more potential transfer students than seats available will hold a random-selection drawing between June 7 and 10 to determine who will receive an invitation to enroll.

Interested parents can check the main office at their child's school to find out which campuses have open seats and then download an application from www.lausd.net.