2017-18 School Choice Applications Accepted October 3 - November 14, 2016 

Aplicaciones para la Opción Escolar 2017-18 Serán Aceptadas del 3 de Octubre hasta el 14 de Noviembre 2016

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Our New Location

The Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options department has relocated to the new Family Welcome and Enrollment Center in Annex 12 at the Education Center.  Our new telephone number is 619-260-2410. You can also send us questions electronically using the online Enrollment Options form, and you will receive an email response. We look forward to seeing you in our new office!

The Family Welcome and Enrollment Center/Annex 12 is located on the west side of the Ed Center along Campus Avenue, next to Birney Elementary School. View map.

School Choice Notification

For the 2016-17 school year, letters were sent via U.S. mail in late April to parents/guardians of students who were accepted into their First Choice School.  Parents/guardians of students who were accepted into their 2nd or 3rd Choice school have been contacted directly via telephone by the schools. We are currently processing late applications (received after February 15, 2016). If there are still vacancies when schools reopen in August, parents/guardians who submitted late applications will be notified by the 4th, 5th or 6th Choice school. If you do not hear back from any of your selected School Choice shools by August 25, we encourage you to enroll your child at your neighborhood school. The first day of school is Monday, August 29. If you have questions about the Choice Application and Enrollment process, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Notificación de Opción Escolar

Se enviaron cartas a través del correo EE.UU. a fines de abril a los padres/tutores de los estudiantes que fueron aceptados en su primera Escuela de Preferencia.  Los padres/tutores de los estudiantes que fueron aceptados en su 2a or 3a Escuela de Preferencia, han sido llamados por teléfono por las escuelas. Actualmente estamos procesando solicitudes fuera de plazo (las soliciturdes recibidas después del 15 de febrero 2016). Si todavía hay plazas vacantes cuando las escuelas abren de nuevo en agosto, los padres/tutores que han presentado solicitudes fuera de plazo serán notificados por la 4a, 5a o 6a escuela de elección.  Si no recibe noticias de ninguna de las Escuelas de Preferencia seleccionadas hasta el 25 de agosto, le recomendemos que registre a su hijo/a en su escuela comunitaria. El primer día de clases es lunes, el 29 de agosto. Si tiene preguntas sobre opciones de inscripción y solicitudes, favor de revisar las Preguntas Frequentes, que se encuentran haciendo click aquí.

 2016-17 Enrollment Guide

Enrollment Guide

San Diego Unified is proud to offer a number of award-winning neighborhood schools along with a variety of other enrollment choices. It is not necessary to submit a school choice application to enroll at your neighborhood school. Simply contact the school directly about enrollment.

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 ensure 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 - November 14, 2016 for the 2017-18 school year.

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 MagnetsLearn 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 is provided, but only within these VEEP patterns. Learn more.

School Choice/Open Enrollment Act

Offers opportunities to apply to any school in the district on an availability basis only. School Choice students do not receive district provided transportation. Learn more.

Online Learning

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

Charter Schools

Charters operate independently of the San Diego Unified. Please contact each school directly about enrollment. Charter School directory   Learn more

Online Applications

The priority application period for the 2017-2018 school year is October 3 to November 14, 2016.

Applications will only be accepted after the deadline if the student is new to the district or is a current San Diego Unified student who has a change of residence. Proof of new residence is required.

% of  applicants receiving 1st choice school 2014-15 

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