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If you live in Downey, congratulations! Your school-age child is already enjoying the benefits of one of the finest educational systems in the entire state of California.
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But if you live elsewhere, here is great news... The Downey Unified School District (DUSD) is now considering applications for children to attend DUSD schools on a space available basis.  To be considered, the student must have a 2.0 GPA (C average) or better, with good attendance, and good behavior.

To Apply On-line for an Inter-District Permit if you live outside the DUSD boundaries:

Read all 4 steps and verify that you have read and understand the requirements by clicking the box at the bottom of this page. You will then be linked to the online application page.

1. When filling out the application, choose the top three schools that interest you. Your child's name will be placed on a list and the school(s) will contact you as space becomes available. All requests will be handled individually, not on a first-come, first-served basis.

2. Apply for an Inter-District Permit through the school district where you reside. We are unable to enroll your child until you have obtained a release from your home school district, and we have the release on file.

3. You will need to provide the DUSD with your child's most recent grades (report card or transcripts). We will also need a copy of your child's most recent standardized test results (STAR). If you have not received the results for the current year, you may submit last year's scores. If you will be transferring from a private school, we will need the most recent standardized test scores and the final report card for the school year.

4. Be sure to enroll your child in his or her home school district because not all transfer requests are approved. When a decision is made as to space availability, you will be notified by the requested school if your child has been accepted. But don't wait until the last minute because there are limited openings.

I have read and understand these 4 steps
Note: School bus transportation is not available to out-of-district students.
Athletic eligibility is the responsibility of the student and the school and may be restricted by residence requirements.