Open Enrollment

The window to enter the OUSD open enrollment school lottery has now closed.  If you still wish to open enroll to an OUSD school, please click below and you will be able to fill out a request.  You will not be eligible for the lottery, but you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted by the school you are requesting.  

Open Enrollment is for students who would like to attend a school other than their school assigned based upon their area of residence. You may find your "home" school by looking up your address using the School Locator at

K-12 Open Enrollment will be held during March 5, 2018 to March 16, 2018.

Please fill out the open enrollment form online between March 5, 2018 and March 16, 2018.  Schools will have computers available for your convenience.  Once you have filled out your form completely and submitted, Student and Community Services will receive your application.  You may request up to four schools on one application and may submit as many applications as you like.  Open Enrollment closes on March 16, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.  Student and Community Services will send applications to all schools requested.  School sites will hold a lottery and notify families of their lottery number.  Once the number of openings in a school is determined, the school will start making calls, starting with the first person on list and offer them a spot in their school.  Parents may accept or deny the offer.  If denied the school will move on to the next person on the list and parents may not change their mind, once they have denied.

Open Enrollment lotteries will be conducted by each school site.

Open Enrollment Forms are NOT available at each school site.

McPherson Magnet School 

McPherson Magnet School , an OUSD K-8 magnet school, is open to all OUSD resident students (should you qualify for the Allen Bill, employee related interdistrict transfers, you must first obtain a release from your district of residence. The release must be taken to the principal of McPherson Magnet School, prior to the lottery orientation). Students interested in attending McPherson Magnet School must participate in a lottery.  Lottery Orientations are at 9:00 am or 3:00 pm on February 8, 2018. In order to participate in the lottery at McPherson Magnet School (K-8), families will need to attend one of the orientation meetings at McPherson Magnet School. For additional information, please call 714-628-4327

Click here for Information about McPherson Magnet School

Click here for Information about McPherson's Lottery