Learn about choice programs at PAUSD

Is Connections Right for Your Child?

Students who thrive in the program are interested in approaching learning in non-traditional ways, furthering their inquisitive nature, learning to evaluate their work, working independently and collaboratively, and developing leadership potential. Students should be willing to reflect on their academic growth, their personal growth and receive feedback from their peers. They should also be willing to present their learning to the community.

What do former students think?

“Connections motivated me to do my work thoroughly and prepared me for High School.”
“By being accountable to my peers, Connections taught me to be responsible for my own work.”
“I felt accepted as an incoming sixth grader, and it allowed me to find my own identity. I felt there was always someone there for me.”

Connections Application Process

6th grade enrollment process

Parents will receive information from the district describing the Choice Programs.

2018-2019 school year dates

Feb 4, 2019 7:00 pm Choice Program Info Night at JLS for parents and students.

Feb 20, 2019 4:00 pm Middle School Choice applications due. Applications can be turned in online, or on paper to Registration Services at 25 Churchill Avenue.

Feb 27, 2019 1:00 pm Middle School Choice Program lottery and notification at 25 Churchill Avenue. Open to the public.

Mar 6, 2019 4:00 pm Acceptance decision & Connections agreement form due to Esteban Zacarias in main office (by email or phone).

7th-grade enrollment process

Applications are due to Esteban Zacarias by April 16, 2019.