Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options


Enroll in your neighborhood school NOW for 2020-21

Student sittingParents wishing to enroll their children into their neighborhood school for school year 2020-21 may contact the site enrollment staff via email for online enrollment support. You may identify your neighborhood school at this link: 

For a list of enrollment staff names and email addresses for each school site, please click this link:

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New Student Online Enrollment in Your Neighborhood School for 2020-21

Students runningOnly students who are enrolling in school for the first time or are new to the district (some criteria applies, for information go to link may use our online registration system. This option is available in both English and Spanish. Please see the complete list of schools offering online registration. (This online registration system is separate from the Online Enrollment Options application).

Some schools that offer specialized programs and/or services cannot accommodate online enrollment. In these instances, please contact the school directly or visit their website for enrollment information.

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Choice Application Window for 2021-22 School Year

The EO Choice application window for 2021-22 school year will open on October 5, 2020 and close on November 16, 2020.

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The online Choice application for 2020-21 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.

FAQs for Choice and Other Enrollment Information during Covid-19

Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Choice and other related enrollment information during COVID-19 can be found at the following link:

View FAQs for Choice and other related enrollment information English | Español

Interdistrict Attendance Permits

Interdistrict Attendance Permits are being processed remotely.  Please fill out and sign your permit form, attach all required documentation, and email to

Early Learning part-day programs

It is available for age 3 and 4-year-old qualifying students. Part-day preschool is a state-funded early learning classroom consisting of 3 and 4-year-old qualifying students. Part-day classrooms offer a 3-hour AM or PM session. The classroom ensures access to nurturing, educational, and developmentally appropriate high-quality early learning.ABC's on desk

Eligibility for part-day enrollment is determined through a ranking process with multiple factors including, age (children must turn 3 years of age on or before December 1 or upon turning 3-years of age), income, and family size. There are no fees associated with the part-day program. Families interested in the part-day program can complete the application in the SchoolMint online application system. Additional details and help are available here.

Early Learning TK/4 Enrollment

TK/4 is a state-funded early learning classroom consisting of 4-year-old age-eligible students with TK eligible students. TK/4 classrooms offer full-day sessions, aligning with the elementary school bell and calendar. The classroom ensures access to nurturing, educational, and developmentally appropriate high-quality early learning. 

Books Apple on deskEligibility for TK/4 enrollment is determined through a ranking process with multiple factors including, age (children must turn 4 years of age on or before December 1), income, and family size. There are no fees associated with the TK/4 program. Families interested in the TK/4 program can complete the Early Learning TK/4 Interest List to begin the process. The submission of this form does not guarantee eligibility or enrollment within the program and/or site request. *Please note, students turning 5, between September 2 and December 2, should enroll at and attend their school of residence as a TK student.

Should you have any questions, please contact

54 Site Locations for Full Day 4/TK Program, click here.

Please check the SDUSD homepage for updated information on school closures, and continue to check this webpage for updated information on Enrollment Options.

Please check the SDUSD homepage for up to date information on our "Back To School" and what to expect for 2020-21.


Our physical office is currently closed and all staff are working remotely. You may contact us by calling 619-260-2410. You may also send us your enrollment questions electronically using the online Enrollment Options contact form, and you will receive an email response.

Start with your Neighborhood School

Each neighborhood school is unique, but all emphasize strong educational programs that reflect the needs and interests of children and families in their area. The school in each neighborhood is the cornerstone of the community. Neighborhood schools are community learning centers that provide support and continuity for families. It is here that children strengthen ties to their neighborhood, giving them a real connection to the community. The principal at your neighborhood school can share with you what the school's goals and strengths are. You can get to know your neighborhood school by contacting the school directly for a tour and enrollment information. No School Choice application is necessary when planning to attend your neighborhood school.

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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 5 - November 16, 2020, for the 2021-22 school year. 

2020-21 Enrollment Guide

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Enrollment Guide pdfSpanish Key

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.

Magnet Programs

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. Learn more.

Voluntary Enrollment Exchange Program (VEEP)

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 2020-21 School Year. 

Online Learning

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.

Charter Schools

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.

Online Applications

The priority application period for the 2020-21 school year was October 7 to November 22, 2019.

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

Historical Data

% of applicants receiving 1st choice school 2018-19

% of applicants receiving 1st choice school 2017-18

% of applicants receiving 1st choice school 2016-17

% of applicants receiving 1st choice school 2015-16

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