Program Improvement School Choice (PISC)

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The Program Improvement School Choice (PISC) program is available for San Diego Unified School District students attending a school that has not met one or more of its identified achievement targets for at least two years in a row. In compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act, a federal law, students residing in and attending a Title I school identified as a Program Improvement (PI) school will be notified and provided an opportunity to apply to attend a designated non-program improvement school in the district, and transportation will be provided within district guidelines. Students may also apply and receive priority to specific schools in their high school cluster that are not in Program Improvement without transportation.  They may also receive priority to magnet schools that are not in Program Improvement.

Please call your current school or the Enrollment Options Office at (619)725-5672 for more specific information about your designated school choices. Itis important to note that this is a year-by-year program with limited funding.When the resident school meets its Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) achievement targets two years in a row, students enrolled at a non-Program Improvement school will no longer be eligible for transportation. They may continue to attend the school until the highest grade level, but transportation will cease.

Program Improvement School Choice (PISC): Pattern 2014-15

Schools Identified as Program Improvement (PI) Schools

Students who attend or are scheduled to attend one of the following schools in 2014-2015 may apply for Program Improvement School Choice:

Elementary

Middle

High School

Charter

Atypical

Adams
Alcott
Angier
Audubon
Balboa
Bethune
Birney
Boone
Burbank
Cadman
Carson
Carver
Central
Chavez
Cherokee Point
Chollas/Mead
Clay
Cubberly
Dana (5-6)
Dewey
Doyle
Edison
Emerson/Bandini
Encanto
Ericson
Euclid
Fay
Field
Fletcher
Florence
Garfield
Foster
Franklin
Freese
Fulton
Golden Hill
Hardy
Hamilton
Hancock
Hawthorne
Hickman
Horton
Ibarra
Juarez
Jefferson
Johnson
Joyner
Kimbrough
Lafayette
Language Academy 
Lee
Linda Vista
Lindbergh/Schweitzer
Loma Portal
Logan
Longfellow
Marshall
Mason
McKinley
Muir
Nye
Oak Park
Paradise Hills
Parks
Penn
Perkins
Porter
Rodriguez
Rolando Park
Ross
Rowan
Sequoia
Spreckels
Toler
Valencia Park
Walker
Washington
Webster
Wegeforth
Whitman
Zamorano
 
Bell
Challenger
Clark
Correia (7-8)
CPMA
De Portola
Farb
Innovation
Knox
Lewis
Mann
Marston
Memorial 
Millenial Tech
Montgomery
Pacific Beach
Pershing
Roosevelt
Taft
Wangenheim
Wilson
 
Clairemont
Crawford
Henry
Hoover
Kearny CTA
Kearny DMD
Kearny SCT*
Lincoln
Madison
Mira Mesa
Mission Bay
Morse
Point Loma
San Diego MVP Arts
San Diego Business
San Diego SciTech
San Diego MET
San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts
Serra
University City*
Arroyo Paseo
Audeo
Charter School of San Diego
Darnall Charter
Albert Einstein Middle
Gompers Prep
Harriet Tubman
High Tech High
High Tech High Media Arts*
High Tech Middle
High Tech Middle Media Arts
Holly Drive Leadership
Iftin Charter
Innovations Academy
Keiller
KIPP Adelante
King/Chavez Academy
King/Chavez Arts Academy
King/Chavez Athletics
King/Chavez Community High
King/Chavez Excellence
King/Chavez Prep.
Learning Choice
Magnolia
McGill School of Success
O’Farrell
Preuss School UCSD
San Diego Cooperative
Riley/New Dawn
Whittier

*School met AYP in 2014 (high schools only).

 

Transportation Guidelines

Transportation is provided on a year-to-year basis. Transportation for PISC students may end when:

  • Student’s resident school meets its identified AYP achievement targets
  • Designated receiving school becomes a Program Improvement school
  • Student changes grade levels (elementary to middle or middle to high school)

 

If transportation is no longer provided, the student may choose to continue to attend the receiving school of choice through the highest grade level with no district-provided transportation, or the student may return to the school of residence. District transportation guidelines and rules apply to this program, as they do to other district programs with transportation.
It is important to note:

  • There must be fifteen riders for a bus route to be established.
  • Transportation is not provided to the school of residence.
  • Bus stops for pick up and drop off are generally set up at or close to the school of residence.