• School of Choice Permit

    This permit is for families who reside within LVUSD borders and current students who would like to attend a different LVUSD school. This includes students who live outside the district and were previously released from their home district in a prior year and have been permitted to attend LVUSD. 

    Many LVUSD schools are at full capacity.  Applying for a School of Choice permit is not a guarantee of transfer to the requested school, but we will make every effort to accommodate the request.  

    How do I apply for a School of Choice Permit? 

    1. Fill out a 23-24 School of Choice Permit Application HERE between November 21, 2022 to February 1, 2023.
    2. Enroll at your home school, if you are not already enrolled.  You can find your home school here.
    3. Submit the required documents if applicable.
    4. Wait for a decision from LVUSD.  Decisions are released by March 15.
    5. Follow instructions on the permit decision. 

    School Of Choice Application Notes:

    • Applicants MUST enroll  at their home school during the application process. 
    • If  approved, the School of Choice permit will be in effect for the duration of the student’s years at the approved school site.  
    • In order to change schools again, a new application must be submitted. This includes returning to the home school.
    • Mid-year transfers are not available after the start of the school year.
    • Home to school transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. 
    • Any student attending a school in the Las Virgenes Unified School District on a permit is required to carpool. Click here to go to Carpool Connection.
    • Please reference your Permit Request Number in any communication sent to the District.  
    • Required documentation may be submitted via email to permitinfo@lvusd.org.

    School of Choice Permit - FAQ

    What is a School of Choice Permit?
    This permit is for families who reside within LVUSD borders and current students who would like to attend a different LVUSD school. This includes students who live outside the district and were previously released from their home district in a prior year and have been permitted to attend LVUSD. 

    Who can apply for a School of Choice Permit?
    Any student living in the boundaries of LVUSD may apply. This includes students who live outside the district and were previously released from their home district in a prior year and have been permitted to attend LVUSD. You do not need to submit a School of Choice Application if you are planning to attend your neighborhood school.  To determine your neighborhood school, please use the Find your School tool. Please note:  Buttercup Preschool does not accept permits.

    How do I apply for a School of Choice Permit?
    Applications will be open from November 21  through February 1st.   Follow the steps on the school of choice permit application. Please note that upon approval of your School of Choice application, you forfeit your student’s space at your neighborhood school.  If you cancel your application before the start of the school year and space is no longer available at your neighborhood school, you will remain assigned to your school of choice until space is available at your neighborhood school. 

    When can we submit our School of Choice Permit Application?
    The priority deadline for the next school year is from November 21st to February 1st. Applications received after the deadline will be processed on a case by case basis. 

    How do I fix my application if I make an error?
    We will fix it for you, email permitinfo@lvusd.org. You do not need to submit another application.     

    Who should submit documents for a School of Choice Permit?
    Students who are not currently enrolled in LVUSD should submit documentation. Academic records are not needed for students applying to Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten, unless the student has an IEP or 504.  

    What documentation should be submitted when applying?
    Follow the steps on the School of Choice application and email the documents by February 1st.  A complete application must include a rationale for the transfer request, the student’s report cards, attendance and behavior reports (current and last year only).  If your student has a 504 plan or IEP in place, a fully executed copy of the documentation should be submitted. 

    Where should documentation be submitted?
    Please email all requested documentation with your permit request number to permitinfo@lvusd.org.

    How do we know if our student has been accepted?
    School of Choice applications received by the February 1 deadline will be reviewed by March 15.  Families will receive an email with the status of the application. Applications received after the deadline will be processed on a case by case basis.

     

    Questions: If you have questions or concerns, please email: permitinfo@lvusd.org.