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School of Choice

The School of Choice policy provides the opportunity for parents who reside within the school district’s attendance boundaries to request enrollment for their student in any school within the district on a space-available basis. 

Each school serves the students who live within its attendance area prior to accepting any students from outside its attendance area boundary. 

Though the district supports parental choice, once enrollment reaches capacity at a school and/or grade level, waiting lists will be created through a lottery process. Should an opening then become available at a later date, parents will be notified. Once the school year begins in the fall, students on waiting lists will not be transferred out of their home school in order to attend another school. 


If a parent desires permanent status at a school in the Redondo Beach Unified School District which is different than the assigned neighborhood school, OR a student is currently attending a school on an Intra-District Permit (Redondo Beach resident), the following steps must be taken:

  1. Please note that the School of Choice window begins March 1, 2021 and closes on March 31, 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year.
  2. After completing registration, request from your neighborhood/home school office a School of Choice request form. The school site will initiate the form and provide a link to the parent/guardian to complete via the online platform. The parent/guardian will electronically submit the form to the Principal for signature. Form must be submitted by March 31, 2021.
  3. One completed form is required for EACH student.
  4. The Principal will electronically submit the School of Choice request form to the Educational Services Department at the District Office.  
  5. Requests are NOT kept according to the date they are received and are NOT reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  6. Names are drawn from a school-level and grade-level lottery in May (if needed). You will be notified of the lottery date and other pertinent information prior to the event. 
  7. The number of students selected in the lottery will be determined by the amount of space available at each school/grade level.
  8. After available spaces are filled, a waiting list will be created by drawing the remaining lottery names.
  9. If space becomes available at the school in that grade level, students will be offered an opportunity to enroll. However, once the school year begins, students will not be transferred from their home schools.
  10. Once a student is accepted at the school of choice location during open enrollment, that school will become the student’s permanent home school (unless a move out of the RBUSD attendance boundaries occurs). 

Should you have any questions about the School of Choice process, please feel free to contact the Educational Services Office at (310) 937-1223.



For the 2021-22 School Year

  • March 1, 2021 - Begin accepting Inter-District Permit and School of Choice Requests
  • March 31, 2021 - School of Choice and Dual Immersion application window closes.
  • May 7, 2021 - Public lottery for Washington Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program
  • May 14, 2021 - Public lottery for School of Choice