Intra-district Permit: An intra-district permit is required if you reside within the Hawthorne School District but would like your child to attend a District school other than the school of residence. Intra-district permit approvals begin in mid-August and are based on classroom space and program availability at the desired school. Your child should attend the school of residence while you are awaiting notification regarding your permit request.
Inter-district (Incoming) Permit: If you do not live within the boundaries of the Hawthorne School District but would like your child to attend a District school, you must first obtain a Release Permit from your district of residence, even if your child has never attended that district before. Inter-district permit approvals are based on classroom space and program availability, and approval does not guarantee admission to a specific school. Your child should attend a school in the district of residence while awaiting notification regarding your inter-district permit request. For current year requests, you will be notified within 30 calendar days from the date the request was received.
Inter-district Release Permit: If your child resides within the Hawthorne School District, but you want him/her to attend school in another district, you must first apply for a Release Permit, even if your child has never attended school in the Hawthorne School District. Your child must attend school in the Hawthorne School District while you await notification regarding approval or denial from the desired school district.
Proof of residency is required for all permit and release requests and should be included with the completed request.
For grade level and attendance verification purposes, a copy of the most recent report card must be attached to all intra-district and inter-district permit requests.
Note: The approval of permits is based on classroom space and program availability as well as the guidelines stated on the permit application. Incomplete applications will be denied. Any information falsely presented on applications will result in denial/revocation.
If your permit or release request is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision, in writing, within 20 working days to the Hawthorne School District Superintendent or Designee. If the appeal is denied, inter-district applicants have the right to appeal to the Los Angeles County Board of Education within 30 days from the date of the final denial. Failure to adhere to these timelines will be deemed an abandonment of the permit or release request.
All permits issued pursuant to Hawthorne School District Board Policy 5117 and California Education Code §46600 are subject to revocation. The conditions of revocation include:
- Any failing or incomplete grade during a trimester.
- An Unsatisfactory mark in citizenship during a trimester.
- Any suspension of three or more days during a trimester.
- Three or more unexcused absences or truancy during any trimester.
- Arriving late without a valid excuse on five or more occasions during any trimester.
- Other conditions rendering the continuance inadvisable.
Mail permit and release requests along with proof of residency to the Hawthorne School District Permit Office, 14120 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250. After review, parent(s)/guardian(s) will receive notification of the final decision by mail.
For additional information, call the Permit Office at (310) 263-3935.
Permit Acceptance Dates for 2023-2024
Intra-district (residents of Hawthorne School District):
July 5, 2023 - July 28, 2023
Inter-district (residents of all other school districts):
August 1, 2023 - August 18, 2023
Release permits (residents of Hawthorne School District to attend school in another district):
Applications accepted beginning February 20, 2023.
Only for residents residing within the boundaries of the Hawthorne School District and students must be currently enrolled with the Hawthorne School District.