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Welcome to Carlson Elementary School in the Chandler Unified School District, the premier district of choice!

If you have questions, send us an e-mail or call us at (480) 224-3800.

We look forward to your family joining our school community!

Dual Curriculum at Carlson Elementary

Carlson Elementary is one of four elementary schools that offers two different curriculums to our school community: Classic programming and *Traditional programming. Families residing within the Carlson Elementary attendance boundaries who register their child/children will be enrolled in the Classic program with the option of completing an interest form for the Traditional program. Enrollment in the Traditional program will exist if space permits.

Families that reside outside of the Carlson Elementary attendance boundaries and are interested in their child/children attending, must complete an Open Enrollment Application to request an attendance boundary change. Information on the process of Open Enrollment and the application can be found at Elementary Open Enrollment.

Click here to contact us if you have further questions about Carlson Elementary.

* The Chandler Traditional Academy (CTA) program is an educational option offering distinctive English Language Arts and math curriculum on an advanced basis. The CTA program uses the phonics-based Spalding English Language Arts and the Saxon and Glencoe math programs. The math is advanced one grade level above the student’s assigned grade level. The CTA program focuses on developing a solid foundation of fundamental and higher-level thinking skills through a structured curriculum that is consistent within each grade level and sequential throughout the grades.

Online Student Registration Information

  • Welcome to Chandler Unified School District!
    For the convenience of our communities, Online Student Registration is now available.

    New families that recently moved into one of the Chandler Unified School District boundaries may enroll students in kindergarten-12th grade for the 2022-23 school year.


    Online Student Registration is available in English and Spanish. Online student registration information and links are available below. Should you need to register in person or drop off original registration documents, please contact the school to make a registration appointment.


Required Information for Online Student Registration

  • You will need the following information to enter and upload into our secure Online Registration Portal:

    • Household information – address and phone numbers
    • Parent/Legal Guardian information – work and cell phone numbers, e-mail addresses
    • Student information – demographic and health information
    • Emergency contact –  names and phone numbers
    • *Proof of Residency – current utility bill, lease agreement, etc. (see Acceptable Proof of Residency under Additional Student Registration Information on the right)
    • State certified birth certificate
    • Legal guardian or legal custody papers (if the parent/legal guardian is not on the birth certificate)

Additional Student Registration Information

  • *Acceptable Proof of Residency

  • Birth Certificate

  • Immunization Records

  • Academic Record

  • Legal Guardianship or Custody Papers

  • Special Education

  • 504 Accommodation Plan

Online Student Registration Links

  • Select from one of the 3 choices below to complete your child's online registration. Google Chrome is preferred.

    • New Parents | for parents new to CUSD, click here to begin your child's registration process.
    • Add Another Child | for current parents with a child attending a CUSD school and you need to add a new child
      (Once logged into the parent portal account, click on "more" on the left-hand side and then click "Online Registration and Annual Update".)
    • Returning Parent | for parents who previously had a child enrolled in CUSD and need to re-enroll and update their account.
      (Once logged into the parent portal account, click on "more" on the left-hand side and then click "Online Registration and Annual Update".)

Open Enrollment

  • Arizona state law allows students to apply for admission and Chandler Unified School District maintains this through Open Enrollment to most schools, based on available classroom space. If you are interested in attending a school other than your attendance boundary school, you must apply and be accepted through Open Enrollment before you can register. Failure to complete the Open Enrollment application will place your student's registration on HOLD.