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Choice Enrollment

Choice Application Priority Window for School Year 2023-2024

 

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All applications received from October 3, 2022 to November 15, 2022 will be part of the lottery process which is completed in February 2023. Parent notifications of the lottery results will be sent via email in early March 2023.  

 

Late applications may be submitted and will be processed in time/date order. Choice priorities do not apply to applications submitted after November 15, 2022.

 

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Discover San Diego Schools


Explore options for the 2023-2024 school year and learn more about the different programs available to families - and the brand-new Discover digital guide makes it easier than ever before!

The Discover guide allows parents to easily find and learn more about their neighborhood school, as well as create customized searches based on the factors most important to their family, including:

As we continue to add information to this new digital guide, we hope all parents will explore the tool and share their thoughts on how we can continue to improve. Please send any feedback to

[email protected].

 

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Choice Enrollment Policies


School Choice is designed for students who wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school.

 

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Choice Priorities


Apply during the Choice Window for priority consideration. 

 

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Magnet Programs


Magnet schools offer students a unique opportunity for in-depth studies in a specific area of interest.

 

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VEEP


The Voluntary Enrollment Exchange Program (VEEP) offers

 

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Choice Application Workshop Presentation


The Choice Application Workshop was held on September 29, 2022.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to apply to enroll in my neighborhood school?

 

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MOD/SEVERE LOCATIONS

Click here for a list of high school cluster area schools that currently provide a Special Education Moderate/Severe separate setting.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation for all programs is limited. Transportation provided per an IEP as a related service is only provided to the pupil's school of residence, or school of assignment by the Special Education department. It is not provided to a school of Choice. Parents who apply to a school other than the resident school or school of assignment waive the right to transportation as a related service. More information about transportation.

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Charters operate independently of the San Diego Unified. Each school has its own enrollment and admissions procedures. For information about how to enroll your child in a charter school, please contact the school(s) directly.

UNIVERSAL TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (UTK) INFORMATION

CA legislation has updated the age requirements for students who are entering Universal Transitional Kindergarten. By the 2025-2026 school year, students turning 4 by September 1st will be offered Universal Transitional Kindergarten at all sites.

SDUSD began the implementation of UTK during the 2021-2022 school year by offering the program in 56 of our elementary sites. For school year 2022-2023, UTK is offered at all elementary schools with the exception of Language Academy, Logan Memorial Education Campus, Mt. Everest and Virtual Academy.  To learn more about UTK, please visit the UTK webpage.  For a list of school sites offering UTK, please click here: UTK Sites.  

SCHOOL SITE ENROLLMENT STAFF CONTACTS

If you received notice of an offer of Choice enrollment, or wish to follow up on an offer that you did not respond to, please contact the site enrollment staff to confirm school of Choice via email. For a list of enrollment staff names and email addresses for each school site, please click here.

QUICKLINKS

HISTORICAL DATA

To help you determine the changes of your child being accepted at the first Choice school, refer to the historical data, linked below.

(Note: This recent historical information is for reference only, and not a guarantee of acceptance rates since the number of applications received varies year to year.)

 

2021-22 Enrollment Options Guide

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Spanish

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