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Parents wishing to enroll their children into their neighborhood school for the remainder of this school year 2019-20 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 

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.

Pre Enrollment in Your Neighborhood School for 2020-21

You may pre enroll your child in your school of residence for 2020-21 by emailing your request to the school site's registrar or enrollment clerk.  You may find the site enrollment staff contact information at the link below.  The site enrollment staff will first verify that your residence is located in the attendance area of the school, and then will provide you instructions on the remote enrollment process.

For a list of enrollment staff names and email addresses for each school site, please click this link:



Please note:  schools are not accepting Choice enrollment for the balance of the 2019-20 school year.

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 Programs

The application window for Early Learning Programs for 2019-20 closed on March 13, 2020.  Pre-K sites are currently closed, but Pre Ks may participate in distance learning. Please check the district home page for more information.

Early Learning Programs applications for 2020-21

Applications will be accepted for 3 year olds for part day pre K at select sites in the district.  Full day programs are not available for 3 year olds.  Please check back for updates on the application process and timeline.

TK Co mingle Program for 4 year olds for 2020-21

Four year olds will be offered full day TK at select sites in a new co mingle program.  Please check back for updates on the application process and timeline. 

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

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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
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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

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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. 

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(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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