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Families were  notified from April 14th through June if their students were selected for one of their choice schools.
Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
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Online Applications
The priority application period for the 2015-2016 school year  will be from  Nov 1, 2014 to Feb 15, 2015.
Applications will not be accepted after the deadline unless the family is new to the district or a current San Diego Unified student has a change of residence. Proof of new residence is required.
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Neighborhood Schools & Enrollment Options

San Diego Unified is proud to offer a variety of enrollment choices. The priority application period for the 2015-2016 school year will begin on November 1, 2014 and end on February 15, 2015.

It is not necessary to submit a school choice application for attendance at your neighborhood school (contact them directly about enrollment). So please visit schools of interest, including your neighborhood school.
Please see our FAQ and other important information on selecting a school.
  • Start with your Neighborhood School 
    Contact 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 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

  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) 
    Families with students who are age eligible for transitional Kindergarten (TK). These are students that will be five years old between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2. Students desiring enrollment in their neighborhood school can now go directly to the school for enrollment. All schools will have a program for transitional K students in the 2014-15 school year.

    Please visit the District website on transitional Kindergarten at

  • 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 are available to all district students, including English Learners, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) and Special Education students. Thousands of students take advantage of these programs and 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, 2013 to February 15, 2014 for the 2014-15 school year beginning in September 2014. The open enrollment options application period for the 2015-16 school year will begin on November 1, 2014.

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