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The priority application period deadline was February 15, 2015 for the 2015-2016 school year. Applications were accepted from  Nov 1, 2014 to Feb 15, 2015.
Applications will not be accepted after the deadline unless the student is new to the district or a current San Diego Unified student has a change of residence. Proof of new residence is required.
Families will be notified in early April through June if their student is being offered enrollment for one of their choice schools. Families will be notified by mail or phone call.
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Neighborhood Schools & Enrollment Options

San Diego Unified is proud to offer number of award-winning neighborhood schools along with a variety of other enrollment choices. It is not necessary to submit a school choice application for enrollment at your neighborhood school. Simply contact the school directly about enrollment.

The priority application period deadline for school choice for the 2015-2016 school year was February 15, 2015.
Please see our FAQ and other important information on selecting a school.
  • 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 - both adults and children - giving them a real connection to the community. The principal at your neighborhood school can share the school's goals and strengths.  Get to know your neighborhood school by contacting the school directly for a tour and enrollment information. No School Choice applications are necessary when planning to attend your neighborhood school.  

    Find your neighborhood school now. 

  • Program Improvement School Choice (PISC)
    Available for San Diego Unified students attending a school that has not met one or more of its identified achievement targets for at least two years in a row.
    Read more.

  • 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 Magnets
    Read 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 is provided, but only within these VEEP patterns.
    Read 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.
    Read 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.
    Read more

  • Charter Schools
    Charters operate independently of the San Diego Unified. Please
    contact each school directly about enrollment.
    Read more.

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 was from November 1, 2014 to February 15, 2015 for the 2015-16 school year beginning in September 2015.

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