Open Enrollment

What is Open Enrollment?
Open Enrollment is the procedure for a student to request to attend a high school within the Antelope Valley Union High School District other than the student’s school of residence.

When is the Open Enrollment Period?
Open Enrollment is now closed with the exception of students new to the area. The deadline to submit Open Enrollment applications for the new 2018-19 school year was Friday, March 16, 2018.

How does Open Enrollment work?
  • During February of each year, Open Enrollment information packets for the new school year are mailed to the homes of current eighth grade public school students, to the homes of returning high school students, and to the principals of charter and private junior high schools. Information packets may also be obtained from any high school or from the AVUHSD Student Services office.
  • There are a limited number of Open Enrollment spaces available at all of our schools. These include general Open Enrollment spaces, as well as some spaces specific to particular career academies. Students interested in academies must also submit a separate academy application through the Academy Coordinator at the requested school.
  • According to California Education Code 35160.5, Open Enrollment approvals will be on a lottery basis (random selection—NOT first come, first served). In addition to these spaces, all qualified sibling Open Enrollment applications to all schools will be approved.
  • Open Enrollment applications must be submitted to the AVUHSD Student Services office at 548 West Lancaster Boulevard, Suite #102, Lancaster, CA 93534-2571. Applications may be submitted by mail, in-person, by fax to 661-949-6292 or emailed to
  • According to Board Policy, late applications will not be accepted with the exception of students who have a sibling attending the school requested. Late applications from students who moved into the area after the deadline may be considered based on available space.