Program Improvement School Choice (PISC)
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 2012-13
Students who attend or are scheduled to attend one of the following schools in 2012-2013 may apply for Program Improvement School Choice:
San Diego MVP Arts
San Diego Business
San Diego LEADS
San Diego SciTech
San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts
Charter School of San Diego
High Tech Middle
King/Chavez Community High
San Diego Cooperative
*School met AYP achievement targets in 2011-2012 and may exit Program Improvement in 2013-2014.
Transportation is provided on a year-to-year basis. Transportation for PISC students may end when:
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: