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Open Enrollment Timeline for 2020-2021

May 1, 2020: Open Enrollment letters sent to parents/guardians of 5th grade students who reside in HSD

May 1-29, 2020: Open Enrollment applications accepted via U.S. mail

June 8, 2020: Random Lottery held to establish waiting list

June 26, 2020: Notification regarding students’ status on the waiting list mailed to parents/guardians

Mid-August 2020: Approval of Open Enrollment applications begins

September 30, 2020: Approval of Open Enrollment applications ends

October 2, 2020: Notification that the Open Enrollment application has expired and that we were unable to grant the request mailed to parents/guardians

Middle School Open Enrollment

Is your 5th grader interested in STEM? Business? Fine Arts?

Middle school Open Enrollment allows parents/guardians who reside within District boundaries to choose a middle school other than their child’s school of residence – based on classroom space and program availability – so they have the opportunity to participate in one of our unique academies:

  • Bud Carson Middle School Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Academy; 
  • Hawthorne Middle School Business Academy; and
  • Prairie Vista Middle School Fine Arts Academy.

Open Enrollment Steps:

Download and print the Open Enrollment Application below. If you are unable to download and print the application, call Ana Alvarez at 310.263.3993, and an application will be mailed to you.

  • If you have more than one child in 5th grade, a separate application is required for each child.
  • If you want your child to attend his/her school of residence, you do not need to submit an application.

Mail completed Open Enrollment applications to: David Mallchok, Hawthorne School District, 14120 S. Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250.

  • Open Enrollment ends Friday, May 29, 2020; and
  • Late applications cannot be accepted.

All completed Open Enrollment applications will be assigned a number on a waiting list during a random lottery.

  • Applications will be approved in order of the waiting list, beginning mid-August, if space is available at the requested middle school.
  • Applications received after June 1, 2020 will not be included in the random lottery or added to the waiting list.

Call (310) 676-2276 or (310) 970-7550 for questions regarding Open Enrollment.

Open Enrollment Application
Open Enrollment Application Spanish