Our annual Intra-District Open Enrollment (formerly School of Choice) will be starting in January for the upcoming 2023-24 school year.  Downey Unified parents who reside within the district boundaries and wish to have their student(s) attend a school outside of their attendance area, may apply. This does not apply for students who reside outside of the Downey Unified district boundaries and are currently on an inter-district permit.

Applications for Intra-District Open Enrollment will become available on Jan. 1, 2023 and the deadline to submit online or in person is Jan. 31, 2023.

Applications can be found and submitted online through our website (located under the “Attend DUSD” tab ) or a printed copy can be picked up at any Downey Unified school or our district office (11627 Brookshire Ave.). These documents will be available for pick up during any of our schools’ office hours or from 7:30am – 4:30pm at our District Office.

New students (including kindergartners) 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 within our school district for the new school year. 

Handwritten applications, those not submitted online, must be submitted in person to our Student Services Department located within our District Office (11627 Brookshire Ave.) by the closing deadline of Jan. 31, 2023, at 4:30pm. 

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 2023-24 school year. Schools may accept students from the established waiting list according to priority, only if space is available.

For additional information and questions, please contact our Student Services Office at (562) 469-6550.