PAUSD recognizes that a school's environment can influence a
student's success. Therefore, we offer several school placement
options. Students can attend their neighborhood school, apply
to choice schools and alternative programs (chosen by lottery),
or transfer to another District school.
We place as many students as possible in their neighborhood schools.
Requests for intra-district transfers are granted on a space-available
Board of Education Open Enrollment
Transferring Within PAUSD
Students who wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood
school may do so if space permits. Transfers are approved by education
level: elementary school (K - 5), middle school (6 - 8), and high
school (9 - 12). When students graduate
from a school level, their placement assignments for the next
level will revert back to their neighborhood schools.
If you would like to apply for an intra-district transfer, submit
the appropriate form to the Central Attendance office.
Priority transfer requests will be accepted January 16 - February 14, 2013. Parents will be notified of transfer
decisions no later than five days
before the school begins in the fall.
Please note that PAUSD does not guarantee transfers for siblings.
Each student must apply for an intra-district transfer. Mid-year
intra-district transfers are not recommended by the Administration.
Gardner Bullis Elementary School
It is possible under joint arrangements with LASD for PAUSD families living in Los Altos Hills to request up to 7-year transfers to Gardner Bullis Elementary School. The school is located at 25890 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills, CA. If you have a K-6 student and wish to consider this alternative, the IDT form is available at the PAUSD Central Attandance Office at 25 Churchill Avenue. For questions regarding the IDT process, please contact Margie Mitchell.
Inter-district Transfer Request/Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Transferring Outside PAUSD
Students who live within the boundaries of PAUSD and would like
to attend school in another district may apply for an inter-district
transfer. Submit an Inter-district
Transfer Request Form to the PAUSD Central Attendance office. Transfers
must be approved by PAUSD before
submission to the district requested.
Students who wish to transfer to PAUSD should contact
their district of residence and file an inter-district transfer.
Inter-district transfers are limited to
hardship (limited to medical or safety issues) and
senior privilege (12th grade only).
If you have questions, contact Central Attendance at (650) 329-3707
Revised December 2012