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San Diego Unified is proud to offer a number of award-winning neighborhood schools along with a variety of other enrollment choices. Visiting your neighborhood school is a great place to start.

*Update* The Language Academy at Muir will open for 2018-19, enrolling at Kindergarten and grade 1. Interested families may apply for the current Language Academy programs (Spanish and French), and selected pupils will be offered enrollment at either campus. 

We also have a new VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) school and 3 new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Magnet schools in 2017-18:

  • Sequoia Elementary (VAPA)
  • Carson Elementary (STEAM)
  • Linda Vista Elementary (STEAM)
  • Montgomery Middle (STEAM)

The online Choice application for the 2017-18 school year is no longer available.  New to district families may apply for Choice in person at the school site or at the Family Welcome and Enrollment Center. 

For School Choice options for the 2018-19 school year, parents/guardians must submit an online application from October 2 through November 13, 2017.

Applications will not be accepted after the priority deadline unless the student is new to the district or is a current San Diego Unified student who has a change of residence. Proof of new address is required.


You must have cookies enabled on your web browser in order to enter an application on-line. 


Please note:  Only one application per child is permitted.  Multiple applications submitted for the same child will result in the applications being discarded. 


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 (Applications accepted October 2 through November 13, 2017)
(Solicitudes aceptadas entre el 2 de octubre al 13 de noviembre 2017)


Transportation for all programs is limited. Transportation provided per an IEP as a related service, is only provided to the pupil's school of residence, or school of assignment by the Special Education department. It is not provided to a school of Choice. Parents who apply to a school other than the resident school or school of assignment waive the right to transportation as a related service. More information about transportation.

To help you determine the chances of your child being accepted at the first Choice school, refer to the historical data, linked below.
(Note: This recent historical information is for reference only, and not a guarantee of acceptance rates, since the number of applications received varies year to year.)
For additional information, please contact the Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options office at (619) 260-2410 or submit questions online.  
Please note:
  • Choice applications must be submitted electronically. If families are unable to access the online application they should contact our office at (619) 260-2410, send an email to eoptions@sandi.net, or contact any school for assistance.
  • Applications will be accepted after November 13, 2017 only for new students (including TK and K) and those with a verifiable change of address.
  • When applying for kindergarten, you must select Pre-K for the current grade level. For Transitional Kindergarten, please select the check box. 
  • Applications submitted after the prioirty window closes will be processed in time/date order of receipt.

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:

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