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Choice Application

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2024-2025 Choice Application 

The Choice Application "Priority Window" for the 2024-2025 school year is October 3 – November 15, 2023.  Late applications may be submitted, however, "Choice Priorities" do not apply to applications received after November 15, 2023.  To learn more, please visit the Choice Application webpage.



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Late applications may be submitted and will be processed in time/date order of receipt. Choice priorities do not apply to late applications.

The online Choice application for school year 2023-2024 is now closed. New to district families who are not already enrolled in a San Diego Unified School may contact schools of interest to inquire if there is space available for a new Choice pupil. If there is space, and with the principal’s permission, the school will work directly with our department to enroll your child via Choice.

After the school year begins, new to district families or families who have recently moved may apply for Choice in person at the school site or at the Family Welcome and Enrollment Center. Proof of a new address is required.

SCHOOL SITE Enrollment Staff Contacts

The school site staff received information on the remote processing of Choice. If you received notice of an offer of Choice enrollment, or wish to follow up on an offer that you did not respond to prior to the school closures, please contact the site enrollment staff for your confirmed school of Choice via email. You may find the site enrollment staff contact information at the link below.

Enrollment staff names and email addresses for each school site



San Diego Unified is proud to offer a number of award-winning neighborhood schools along with a variety of other enrollment choices. Visiting your neighborhood school is a great place to start.

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New!  VAPA and STEAM

We also have a new VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) school and 3 new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Magnet schools:

Online applications are not available for some district schools. Please contact the school directly if you wish to enroll your child at any of the following schools:


Provide in-depth, innovative, learning opportunities for students while meeting rigorous California state and Common Core curriculum standards. Opportunities include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), International Baccalaureate Studies, MicroSociety, Paideia and Language Immersion. See the complete list of Magnets


VEEP allows students to attend other district schools. It is open to all students residing within a specific boundary of a school that has an approved VEEP pattern. Transportation may be provided, but only within these  VEEP Boundary Patterns for 2023-2024 School Year.


iHigh Virtual Academy is a WASC-accredited, online independent-study college-prep program for students in grades 9-12, offering either full-time or part-time (dual) enrollment. Learn more.


Charters operate independently of the San Diego Unified. Each school has its own enrollment and admissions procedures. For information about how to enroll your child in a charter school, please contact the school(s) directly.

Other Enrollment Options

Every school and program supports the district's commitment to ensuring our students' future success in college and career. Enrollment in these programs is available to all district students, including English Learners, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) and Special Education students. Enrollment is limited by available space at each school. Submitting an online application is required during the open enrollment options application period, which is October 3, 2023 - November 15, 2023, for the 2024-2025 school year.

Mod/Severe Locations

Click here for a list of schools by high school cluster area that currently provides a Special Education Moderate/Severe separate setting.


Transportation for all programs is limited. Transportation provided per an IEP as a related service is only provided to the pupil's school of residence, or school of assignment by the Special Education department. It is not provided to a school of Choice. Parents who apply to a school other than the resident school or school of assignment waive the right to transportation as a related service. More information about transportation.               

Historical Data

To help you determine the chances of your child being accepted at the first Choice school, refer to the historical data, linked below.
(Note: This recent historical information is for reference only, and not a guarantee of acceptance rates since the number of applications received varies year to year.)

% of applicants receiving 1st choice school 2022-2023

% of applicants receiving 1st choice school 2021-2022

% of applicants receiving 1st choice school 2020-2021

% of applicants receiving 1st choice school 2019-2020

% of applicants receiving 1st choice school 2018-2019

For additional information, please contact the Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options office at (619) 260-2410.

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