How to Enroll and Register
Holmes Elementary serves students living within the school's attendance area, as well as those who choose to attend the school through enrollment options programs. Holmes falls under two feeder programs, Clairemont and Madison. You have the option to go to any of the middle and high schools in this feeder program and do not have to choice into them.
Feeder patterns dictate the way lower level schools "feed into" a given senior high school. All schools affected by a given feeder pattern are grouped together into a "cluster." Holmes Elementary is in the Clairemont and Madison cluster.
All students are required to attend the school serving the attendance area in which they reside, unless special arrangements have been made through the Enrollment Options Office. View the attendance area for Holmes Elementary. General information about registering students for enrollment is available on the district's School Registration for Enrollment page.
Enrollment Options Programs
Holmes participates in two enrollment options programs, the Voluntary Enrollment Exchange Program (VEEP) and School Choice. Applications for these two enrollment options are due by Feb. 15, 2012. Applications are given a computer-generated random number and are treated equally once received during the open enrollment period -- first come, first served does not apply.
The Voluntary Enrollment Exchange Program (VEEP)
Voluntary Enrollment Exchange Program (VEEP) is an integration program that encourages students from communities with diverse ethnic compositions to attend schools outside their neighborhood schools. Schools with predominantly White student enrollments are "paired" with schools having predominately non-White student enrollments in order to achieve a student body diversity that more closely reflects the composition of the district and the San Diego community. Through these paired school patterns, students in VEEP can obtain a solid academic education while expanding their cultural and social awareness in an integrated learning environment. To learn more, visit the district's Voluntary Enrollment Exchange Program (VEEP) page.
The Choice Program provides students with the opportunity to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. Students may apply to any school within the School District, with the exception of Magnet schools. No transportation is offered through this program and enrollment is on a space-available basis. To learn more, visit the district's School Choice page.
For more information about enrollment options, see the district's Enrollment Options website.