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Choice Enrollment

The Choice application for school year 2022-2023 is now closed.

coming soon 

The Choice priority window to submit 2023-2024 School Choice applications is October  3 - November 15, 2022.


Discover San Diego Schools: New Searchable Guide for Parents

Now is the time to explore options for the 2023-2024 school year and learn more about the different programs available to families - and the brand-new Discover digital guide makes it easier than ever before!

The Discover guide allows parents to easily find and learn more about their neighborhood school, as well as create customized searches based on the factors most important to their family, including:

As we continue to add information to this new digital guide, we hope all parents will explore the tool and share their thoughts on how we can continue to improve. Please send any feedback to:[email protected].


Click here for a list of high school cluster area schools that currently provide 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.


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.


CA legislation has updated the age requirements for students who are entering transitional kindergarten. By the 2025-2026 school year, students turning 4 by September 1st will be offered Universal Transitional Kindergarten at all sites.

SDUSD began the implementation of UTK during the 2021-2022 school year by offering the program in 56 of our elementary sites. For school year 2022-2023 UTK is now offered at all elementary schools with the exception of Language Academy, Logan Memorial Education Campus, Mt. Everest and Virtual Academy.  To learn more about UTK, please visit the UTK webpage.  For a list of school sites offering UTK, please click here: UTK Sites.  


If you received notice of an offer of Choice enrollment, or wish to follow up on an offer that you did not respond to, please contact the site enrollment staff to confirm school of Choice via email. For a list of enrollment staff names and email addresses for each school site, please click here.


Historical Data

To help you determine the changes 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.)


2021-22 Enrollment Options Guide


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