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Active Duty Military Families

Updated: December 14, 2022
The PVPUSD accepts enrollment for students in grades TK-12 of active duty military families throughout the school year (there isn’t an application window).
 
New student enrollment for the 2023-24 school year will begin on April 3, 2023 @ 9 a.m. 
 
 **All New Applications are approved based on available space in the program your student requires and if the application is approved, then student will be placed at site with available space.  We recommend you also enroll with your School District of Residence** 
 
How to Apply: 
Please review all of the steps below prior to starting the enrollment process.  
 
To apply for enrollment for the 2022-23 school year, please click here and download the form to complete the application. 
 
The application window for an Interdistrict Permit for the 2023-24 school year begins April 3, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. through July 15, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. The link will be available here.  
For the 2023-24 school year, there is an application portal for parents to:   
Begin the application process submit your student information   
There are several documents required to establish/verify parental employment, establish the relationship to the student and other student information.    
Review the status of the application, including communication and follow up items, as needed.  Applications will not be processed until all required documents are submitted and verified by staff.  Incomplete applications will receive weekly reminder notices of outstanding issues.   
Preliminary Forms to Complete/Obtain Required for Applying:
(In most cases this is from Los Angeles USD - click here for LAUSD site release form). For more information about permits and releases visit our Frequently Asked Questions  FAQs (click here) 
Required Documents Regarding the Student (initial application only) 
Submit either:   
  1. Official Birth Certificate (not a copy) 
  2. Valid Passport (not expired) 
For children born in Los Angeles County, you can order via email or schedule an in person appointment   
Submit the most recent report card to validate the current grade level and course progress.     
 
If the student is transferring to high school, submit a recent transcript, showing graduation status and credits received to date.  Contact the current/previous school for guidance on that process.   
Does the student receive special services that are identified and agreed upon in a plan?    
 
Submit a copy of the most recent plan so we may work with the Student Services department to verify there is space available in the programs that best support your child.   
Renewal Information for Military Permit:  
Renewal applications are required as the student matriculates school levels. (Elementary to Intermediate and Intermediate to High School) To continue enrollment within PVPUSD, the renewal documents are due to the Enrollment Center by May 31st, 2023.   
 
This year, the application will be submitted electronically.   
 
Renewal Documents Include:  
  • Interdistrict Permit Release from the Student’s District of Residence 
Enrollment Step 1: After Your PVPUSD Interdistrict Permit is Approved 
Once your PVPUSD Interdistrict Permit application is approved, now it’s time to enroll!  Submit the online enrollment form and gather the required documents you will need for your in person office visit: 
* NOTE: To successfully proceed, you MUST enter the home address in the online application as the following address (not your actual address):  
"1 Military  Active" (you do not need to list a city) 
*Complete the information requested, click the "Submit" button and print the confirmation page.
Preparing for Enrollment Step 2: Gathering Required Documents 
By law, we are not allowed to copy your Military ID or paperwork, however this document is required to validate your active duty military status.   Bring this and your current military orders showing active duty status with you to the office, so staff can verify your application. 
Submit either:   
  1. Official Birth Certificate (not a copy) 
  2. Valid Passport (not expired) 
For children born in Los Angeles County, you can order via email or schedule an in person appointment   
Any form of immunization record provided by your pediatrician. 
 
If you are pre-enrolling for the fall, and your child hasn’t completed all of the immunizations yet, that’s ok for pre-enrollment ONLY.  Immunizations are required to be completed prior to starting school. 
 
Although you do not reside in the PVPUSD boundaries, we are obligated to verify your residence address and your district of residence (where property taxes fund the local school district).  
  • Active Duty Military Orders 
  • One bill/statement with the local physical address  
Bring the most recent report card to validate the current grade level and course progress.   
 
If the student is transferring to high school, bring a recent transcript, showing graduation status and credits received to date.  Contact the current/previous school for guidance on that process. 
Does the student receive special services that are identified and agreed upon in a plan?  
 
Bring a copy of the most recent plan so we may work with the Student Services department and school site on best preparing to support your child. 
Enrollment Step 2: Bring in Required Documents 
 
PVPUSD has a central Enrollment Center office to welcome all families!   
  • Parent/Guardian Active Military ID (do not submit a copy with the application, provide ID at the time of enrollment) 
  • Current Military Orders 
  • PVPUSD Approved Interdistrict Permit Application 
  • Interdistrict Permit Release (from your district of residence) 
  • Printed Confirmation of Online Enrollment Submitted 
  • Residency Verification 
  • Student’s Age Validation 
  • Student's Current Immunization Records  
  • Student's Recent Report Card/Transcript 
  • IEP or 504 Plan, if applicable 
 
The PVPUSD Enrollment Center is open from 8:30 – 12:30 Monday through Friday.  
 
We are located at:
Malaga Cove Administration Center
375 Via Almar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Park on Via Arroyo and Enter in the Main Tower Building 
Contact us at:
(310) 896-3401 | [email protected] 
 
Drop-ins are always welcome during our office hours, but we also offer the option to Schedule an Appointment for more immediate service. 
Intermediate and High School students are notified about school placement at the time the PVPUSD Interdistrict Application is approved, prior to enrollment.  
 
Applications for new elementary students will be processed from April 3 – July 15, 2023.  Enrollments COMPLETED after application approval and prior to July 31, 2023 will be notified of their elementary school assignment by August 7, 2023.   
Our intradistrict transfer request window is available for TK-8th grade students from July 15 – 31, 2023.  Enrollment MUST BE COMPLETED in order to participate in the intradistrict transfer process.  There is no guarantee of approval, as most schools may already be at or over capacity in the specific grade level.  Placement confirmation will be sent by August 7, 2023.  
In 2016, California passed Assembly Bill 306, which addresses school enrollment for active military families. 
 
Concerning transfers, permits and enrollment, individual school districts set policy on the acceptance of transfer students. 
Assembly Bill 306 went into effect in January, 2016. 
 
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