District of Choice Information

*NEW* DOC Applicants—Get Answers Here!

 

When can I apply for District of Choice (DOC) for the 2020-2021 school year?

Applications will be accepted beginning October 15th, 2019.

 

What’s the deadline to submit a DOC application for the 2020-2021 school year?

The deadline is December 13th, 2019.  No exceptions.

 

How do I apply?

Click here for a copy of the 2020-2021 application/parent info letter in English

Click here for a copy of the 2020-2021 application/parent info letter in Spanish

Click here for a copy of the 2020-2021 application/parent info letter in Arabic

Click here  for a copy of the 2020-2021 application/parent info letter in Simplified Chinese

 

Once completed, please submit your application on or before December 13th, 2019 to the Ed. Services department located at our District Office, 500 N. Loraine Ave, Glendora, anytime Monday through Friday, between 8 AM and 4 PM.

 

Who may apply?

1. Any student who does NOT reside in the Azusa, Charter Oak, Pomona or Rowland Unified School Districts. We no longer are able to accept students from those districts, due to reaching the cap on the number of students we may accept from them under the regulations of the DOC program.  However, students from those districts may still utilize the regular interdistrict transfer process, whereby you obtain a release from your district of residence.

2. Any student who will be enrolling in the grades for which we are accepting for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

What grade levels are you accepting for the 2020-2021 school year?

  • All Grade Levels

 

What about my ‘home’ district (district of residence)?

Students accepted through DOC do NOT need to be released from their district of residence.

 

How long does DOC last?

DOC has been renewed through July 1, 2023.

 

 

*CURRENT* DOC Students—Get Answers Here!

 

Do I need to re-apply for DOC every year?

No, DO NOT re-apply if your student is currently enrolled under DOC, and has maintained continuous attendance under DOC since being enrolled in a GUSD school.

 

I have a student currently attending a GUSD school under DOC.  Now I’d like his/her sibling to start attending under DOC, too.  Do I have to apply for the sibling, or will the sibling automatically be admitted under DOC?

You must apply for each sibling to attend under DOC.  Siblings are not automatically admitted under DOC.

 

I live in a district from which GUSD is no longer able to accept DOC applications.  My older child is currently enrolled under DOC; will that child be able to continue under DOC?  I’d also like his/her younger sibling to attend GUSD. Is there any way I can get my younger child in under DOC?

Your older child who is currently attending will be allowed to continue under DOC as long as he/she maintains continuous attendance in a GUSD school.  

 

The younger sibling will be ineligible to apply for DOC.  You will need to utilize the regular interdistrict transfer process for your younger child, whereby you get released from your home district.

 

My DOC student is currently in 5th grade.  How do I know which middle school he/she will go to next year?

You will receive a letter in the mail in early February, letting you know which middle school he/she has been assigned to for the following school year.

 

I would really like my current DOC student to go to a particular/different school next year.  How do I make that happen?

In early November, a letter will go out to all TK-7 families informing parents about this process.  Parents should fill out and submit an intra-district request form at the school site where they want their child to attend next year. These forms will be available November 1st at all elementary and middle schools.  Your completed intra-district request form will be due in early December to the site where you want your student to attend. That school site will then evaluate whether or not they have space available for intra-district applicants, and will notify you if they are able to accommodate your request for the upcoming school year.  GUSD is not obligated to place a student in a particular school or program.  All requests are based on space availability at a particular site.

 

My child used to attend Glendora USD under DOC, but we left to attend school in another district.  Now we’d like to come back to GUSD.  Is my child still eligible to attend under DOC?

No, not without re-applying for DOC.  Once you dis-enrolled from the district, you lost your DOC eligibility.  If you want to return to GUSD, you must re-apply, and you must make sure we are accepting applications from your district of residence, and for your child’s grade.

 

How long does DOC last?

DOC has been renewed through July 1, 2023.