School Registration FAQ

Q: How do I enroll my child into school?
Parents/guardians must utilize our Aeries Online Enrollment or call/go to the school site directly, and the Secretary will assist them.​ If the schools are on winter/spring/summer break and the parent/guardian does not want to complete enrollment online, he/she must wait until school resumes. 
If your student was previously enrolled with any school in Atascadero Unified School District during prior years, please contact the school you are trying to enroll with.  Do not complete the online enrollment.   ​

Q: How can I enroll an international student or foreign exchange student? 

A: Contact the Educational Services department: (805) 462-4200

Q: I want my child to go to ________ School instead of the assigned school he/she belongs to. How do I accomplish that?
A: Complete Online Enrollment or go to your child's assigned school.  Then, request an Intra-district transfer form from their school site (it is pink). You should know the status of your request in two weeks or less.

Q: What is the difference between an "intra" and an "inter" district transfer form? 
A: An intra-district transfer form is used when you want to remain the Atascadero District, but you want your child to switch to a different school. An inter-district transfer form is used when you want to move your child to another school district other than the one you belong to.

Q: Where may I obtain an inter-district transfer form?
A: Contact the District receptionist at (805) 462-4200 or stop by the Atascadero Unified School District Office at 5601 West Mall, Atascadero, CA 93422.

Q: How long does an inter-district transfer approval last?
A: The longest it can last is five years. However, it depends on how long it was approved for. Some are approved for shorter periods of time.

Q: What school is zoned for my home address? Or I just move to Atascadero. Which school would my child(ren) attend?
A: See the School Boundary Map or contact the District Receptionist at (805) 462-4200.
  • If your child is in 7th – 12th grade, they can attend the Atascadero Middle School, Atascadero High School, Paloma Creek High School, ACE Academy 7-12, or Atascadero Fine Arts Academy (see note about Fine Arts below). 
  • If your child is a Kindergartener or Transitional Kindergartener, please read the next question. 
Q: When does a child need to turn 5 to be permitted into kindergarten?
A: The child must be 5 years old on or before September 1st of the current school year to enter into kindergarten.

Q: When does a child need to turn 5 to enter into Transitional Kindergarten?
A: The child must turn 5 on September 2nd through December 2nd. 
More info on Transitional Kindergarten (Spanish version)

Q: How do I know the rating of a school or the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) of a school?
A: Visit the AUSD web page at Under Quick Links it will say “School Accountability Report Cards.” Click that link and select the school you are inquiring about.

Q: How can I enroll my child into the Fine Arts Academy?
A: Contact the Fine Arts Academy at (805) 460-2500. There is an enrollment period open from January to April 1st. The enrollment admittance is based on a lottery. Parents are still welcomed to enroll after April 1st, however, they will be put on a waiting list.