Step 1: Determine if you need to enroll your child
Step 2: Review the actions and materials required to enroll your child.
Step 3: Start the enrollment process

Step 1: Who needs to enroll?

  1. Students who are attending school for the first time*
  2. Students new to the district (they have recently moved into the San Diego Unified boundary or they were previously attending a private school, charter school or were home-schooled).
  3. Students who were previously attending a district school, but have moved to a different area of the district.

*Students wishing to attend one of our preschools or child development centers must enroll through the district’s Early Childhood Education Department. Details about our programs and enrollment materials can be found on the Early Childhood Education Department website.

Who does not need to enroll?

Students currently attending a school in San Diego Unified School District who will be articulating to the next grade level at another school within their neighborhood cluster (feeder pattern) do not need to re-enroll at the new school. Information will be transferred automatically by the school your student is currently attending.

Students returning to the same school will need to visit the school to pick up their registration packet and update their information, if necessary, but they do not need to be re-enrolled. Families may begin picking up their registration packets when the school opens in August or on the first day of school.

Step 2: What actions must I take and what materials do I need to enroll my child?

Please see our Enrollment Requirements.

Step 3: How do I enroll?

The district offers both online and in-person school-site enrollment. Please read below to determine which option you are eligible to pursue.

Online Enrollment

Only students who are enrolling in school for the first time or are new to the district (criteria 1 and 2 outlined above) 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 (noted below) 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.

Enroll Online

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.

School Choice Application Required

Special Placement Required.

Once you submit your online enrollment request, please contact your school to schedule an enrollment appointment. The school will advise you when to come to the school and what to bring. Some items you may need are listed below. The enrollment process is not complete until you visit the school and they receive all necessary documents.

  1. Proof of Residency (recent utility bill, rental agreement or rent payment receipts, property tax payment receipt, mortgage documents or military housing orders)
  2. Proof of Immunization (please see our enrollment requirements for specifics)
  3. Copy of birth certificate, baptismal certificate or passport (for students entering transitional kindergarten or kindergarten

In Person Enrollment

Students who were previously attending a district school, but have moved to a different area of the district must enroll in person at the new neighborhood school they plan to attend (Criteria 3 above). Students who are enrolling in school for the first time or are new to the district may also enroll in person at the school they plan to attend.

Please bring with you the following items when you enroll your child at the school.

  1. Enrollment Form
  2. Proof of Residency (recent utility bill, rental agreement or rent payment receipts, property tax payment receipt, mortgage documents or military housing orders)
  3. Proof of Immunization (please see our enrollment requirements for specifics)
  4. Copy of birth certificate, baptismal certificate or passport (for students entering transitional kindergarten or kindergarten)

Additional resources that may be helpful in assessing your enrollment needs