The Los Alamitos Unified School District is accepting a limited number of interdistrict transfer students in Transitional Kindergarten through 10th grade for the 2019-20 school year (new 10th grade interdistrict permits must enroll by the first day of school).

    Accepting Interdistrict Transfer Agreements is a year-to-year decision and can change from one year to the next. There are limited openings in all of our award-winning schools. Los Alamitos Unified School District will begin processing Interdistrict Transfer Agreements for the 2019-20 school year on March 4, 2019. All permit agreements must be received by the District office and are date stamped when received. Permit agreements will not be date stamped prior to March 4, 2019.  The District will either approve or deny the permit request 30 calendar days after receipt for the current school year.  With regard to permit requests for future school year, the District will make a final decision as soon as possible, but no later than 14 days after the first day of school.  If the interdistrict permit request is denied, the District will provide the requesting party a written notice of the District's decision.

    Students who attend Los Alamitos Unified School District schools on an interdistrict permit agreement must maintain satisfactory attendance and citizenship while enrolled. Failure to maintain satisfactory attendance and/or citizenship will result in the permit agreement being revoked. 
    The District performs an annual review of all interdistrict permits to ensure all student information is current and correct.  Changes in a student's educational services may require the student to reapply for a new interdistrict permit through their home school district. 
    The District makes every effort to maintain a student's enrollment at their assigned school, however, if enrollment is impacted at a particular school site, a student on interdistrict permit may be reassigned to a new school within the District where enrollment is not impacted.

    TK-8 Interdistrict Permit Agreements

    TK-8 Interdistrict Transfer Agreements are accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis provided space availability and the student applying for the interdistrict transfer meets the satisfactory attendance and citizenship eligibility requirements.

    9th and 10th grade Interdistrict Permit Agreements

    A limited number of new 9th and 10th grade Interdistrict Transfer Agreements will be accepted for the 2019-20 school year. All new 9thand 10th grade Interdistrict Transfer Agreements submitted by Friday, March 29, 2019, who meet the satisfactory attendance and citizenship eligibility requirements, will be placed in a lottery (we anticipate fewer than 20 openings total). Interdistrict Transfer Agreements entered into the lottery must submit all required supporting documents by March 29, 2019.

    Interdistrict Transfer Agreements will be accepted after March 29, 2019, based on space availability and may be entered into a new lottery.

    Process for Obtaining an Interdistrict Agreement

    For families residing outside Los Alamitos Unified School District, parents should first contact their district of residence to request an Interdistrict Transfer Agreement. After receiving the Agreement form from the district of residence, please submit the Interdistrict Transfer Agreement to:

    LAUSD District Office
    10293 Bloomfield Street
    Los Alamitos, CA 90720

     Please attach the following items to your Interdistrict Transfer Agreement:

    1)      Los Alamitos Unified's IDT Permit Information Form

    2)     Copy of unofficial transcripts and current report card

    3)      Copy of Attendance Record

    4)      Copy of Discipline Record

    5)      Copy of Current State Testing Results (if available)

    6)      Information related to special programs (if applicable):  Current IEP, Section 504 Plan, GATE Status, Advanced Placement Coursework





    1. Student fails to continue enrollment in a special program or course of study.
    2. Student does not maintain a satisfactory record of scholarship, citizenship and/or attendance.
    3. Family uses false, misleading or deliberate omission of information as a basis for securing or renewing a permit or fails to update initial information when address or circumstances change.
    4. Issuance of permit would cause the class to which the pupil desires a transfer to exceed the pupil-class average established by the district.
    5. Space at the student’s grade level is not available (as determined by the principal).
    6. The transfer would negatively impact on the desegregation plan of this district or of the district of residence.
    7. Student is suspended for any violation of Ed. Code 48900 through 48900.7 whereby, an immediate interdistrict transfer revocation may occur.*
    8. Immediate interdistrict revocation may occur for other discipline problems if, in the opinion of the site administrative team, the student’s disciplinary problem warrants revocation.
    9. In the opinion of the Superintendent/designee, the permit is not renewed in the best interests of the students of the District.
    10. The transfer of the student would require the District to create a new program or provide a new service to serve that student.
    11. The programs for which the student qualifies are impacted.

    The District will provide a letter to applicant’s whose permits were not approved.

    For more information about Interdistrict Agreements, call (562) 799-4700 Ext. 80411.

     Board Policy 5117 - Interdistrict Attendance

Last Modified on February 27, 2019