Our office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, from Monday, November 20 through Friday, November 24, 2017.  We will re-open to the public on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 9:00 am.

Nuestra oficina estará cerrado durante la semana de Acción de Gracias, los días lunes, 20 de noviembre hasta el viernes, 24 de noviembre, 2017.  La oficina re abriráel lunes, 27 de noviembre a las 9:00 am.

 

 

2018-19 School Choice Application window

The November 13, 2017 priority deadline for Enrollment Options Choice Applications for school year 2018-19 has passed.  SDUSD will continue to accept applications from new to district (including military) families, as well as families who have recently moved.  We also invite interested families from out of district to apply.

 

The following are answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding Choice for 2018-19: 

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Choice Application Window and Lottery:

The window to submit 2018-19 School Choice applications is October 2 - November 13, 2017.  After the deadline, applications will only be accepted for new-to-district students--including military and all incoming TK/Kindergarten pupils--and for families who move to a different area within the district boundaries.A computerized, weighted, random lottery will be conducted in February 2018.

 

Notification Process and Timeline:

First Choice acceptance notification emails will be sent in late February to the email address on file with your child's application.  The notification directs parents to contact the school of Choice to confirm enrollment. Schools will also receive the Choice acceptance lists and will also contact families to confirm acceptance.

Families who do not receive their first Choice school will receive an email notice of waitlist status and will be contacted should any vacancy occur and their child is next in queue.  After all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Choice applicants have been processed for a school, the school will then be able to request late applicants if there is still space available.  Specific wait list information will not be made public.

Schools may only enroll Choice applicants until they have reached a pre-determined capacity for each grade level.  Some schools have very low capacity for Choice students and receive a very high number of Choice applications.  If you applied to only these types of schools, your child's chances of acceptance will be very low.  If you have not been contacted by a school of your Choice by the end of May 2018, your child will not likely be offered enrollment there, and you are encouraged to visit your neighborhood school to request a tour.

Choice enrollment, with the exception of new-to-district students, will be completed in May 2018 for the 2018-19 school year.  If there are summer drops that create space for applicants, families may be contacted when school offices reopen in August. Choice applications become null on August 28, 2018.

 

INTERDISTRICT ATTENDANCE PERMITS

Interdistrict Attendance Permits for the 2018-19 school year will be accepted beginning March 1, 2018. These permits must be processed in person.

 

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

2018-19 Enrollment Guide

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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 2 - November 13, 2017 for the 2018-19 school year.

Additional resources that might be helpful in assessing your enrollment needs is the Early Childhood Education Program. Income eligible families can receive part-day preschool or extended-day preschool with Head Start services at State Preschool or full-day Child Development Centers. For more information, please call the Early Childhood Education Program Office at (858) 496-8126 or visit their website at: https://www.sandiegounified.org/enrollment-information.

Mod/Severe Locations

Click here for a list of schools by high school cluster area that currently provide 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 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 imay be 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 2018-19 school year is October 2 to November 13, 2017.

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.

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