Enroll in your neighborhood school NOW for 2020-21

Parents 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: https://www.sandiegounified.org/schoolfinder 

For a list of enrollment staff names and email addresses for each school site, please click this link (Note:  All school enrollment staff are currently on summer break. You can expect a reply when these staff members return to work on or near August 17, 2020):


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


Only students who are enrolling in school for the first time or are new to the district (some criteria applies, for information go to link https://www.sandiegounified.org/enrollment#) 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.


Enroll Online


School Choice Enrollment for 2020-21

School site staff are currently processing Choice enrollment remotely.  If you have already received notice of an offer of Choice enrollment, or wish to follow up on an offer that you did not respond to prior to the school closures, please contact the site enrollment staff for your confirmed school of Choice via email.  You may find the site enrollment staff contact information at the link below.

You may still apply for Choice for 2020-21 by clicking on Choice Application at the foot of the page.

FAQs Enrollment Information during Covid 19

Please visit the following link:


Interdistrict Attendance Permits

Interdistrict Attendance Permits are being processed remotely beginning May 20, 2020.  Please fill out and sign your permit form, attach all required documentation, and email to iap@sandi.net

Early Learning 3-Year Old Enrollment

Part-day preschool is a state funded early learning classroom consisting of 3-year-old age-eligible 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.


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 helps are available here.

You may send your email inquiries to preschool@sandi.net or call the Ealry Learning 3-Year Old Enrollment general information line at (619) 260-2450. 

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

Eligibility 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 or upon turning 3-years of age), 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 requested. *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 earlylearning@sandi.net

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

Please check the SDUSD homepage https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/covid19/home for updated information on school closures, and continue to check this webpage for updated information on Enrollment Options.


Please check the SDUSD homepage for updated information on school closures,

and continue to check this webpage for updated information on Enrollment Options. 

Distance Learning Information

COVID-19 Information


Our Location

The Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options department is located in the Family Welcome and Enrollment Center at the Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street, Annex 12, San Diego, 92103.  We are situated on the west side of the complex, facing Campus Avenue, adjacent to Birney Elementary School.  View map.  We are open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  We are closed during traditional school year Winter and Spring Breaks and on major holidays.  We are open during the traditional summer break.  We look forward to seeing you in our office!

You may contact us at 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.

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.

Find your neighborhood school
Vision 2020: Quality Schools in Every Neighborhood - Learn more

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 7 - November 22, 2019, for the 2020-21 school year.

2020-21 Enrollment Guide

View the Catalog English | Español

Enrollment Guide

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 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 may be provided, but only within these Middle School and High School VEEP patterns.

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 full-time 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 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. 

 Please do not use Firefox as your browser to apply. You may encounter errors.

Apply in English Aplicar Espanol   

(Applications accepted October 7 through November 22, 2019)

(Solicitudes aceptadas el 7 de octubre al 22 de noviembre 2019)

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

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