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March 7, 2023 

Parents may still access and complete the pre-enrollment form on the UTK webpage.  District staff will be reviewing pre-enrollment rosters regularly, and enrollment will be offered on a space availability basis. NSEO staff will release UTK rosters to school sites on or near April 3, 2023.  School sites will contact parents to offer enrollment, both resident and, if space is available, Choice.  Because we must first accommodate residents, UTK Choice notifications will not be made in March with the K-12 Choice applicants.

January 9, 2023

The UTK pre-enrollment priority window for school year 2023-2024 is on February 1-28, 2023.  Detailed information is available on the UTK website.  The pre-enrollment flyer in English was sent to the elementary school sites via PeachJar (for schools that use PeachJar) and via email to those schools who do not use PeachJar.  The flyer is available in different languages.

UTK Pre-Enrollment 2023-2024 Flyer English | Spanish | Vietnamese | Creole

The site UTK Enrollment 2023-24 Training was held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  You may view the Enrollment Clerks Guide for UTK Enrollment 2023-2024. 


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The UTK pre-enrollment period was on May 2 to May 20, 2022.  Parents who completed the pre-enrollment form for their resident school were seated in early June 2022.  Most sites are now at capacity, therefore those resident students that inquire later were referred to NSEO and offered seats at the closest school sites that have availability.  School sites that are at capacity may continue to refer resident students to NSEO.

UTK Pre Enrollment Training PowerPoint 2022-2023

You may review the UTK Pre Enrollment Training PowerPoint.



In addition to the list of SDUSD enrollment forms listed below, school sites may include site-specific forms such as school information, PTA/PTO/Foundation, before and after-school programs, etc.


All students must be registered by a parent/guardian and provide the documents outlined below.  (Early Learning for 3 and 4-year old children, Universal Transitional Kindergarten to Grade 12)

  • Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, or Passport (must show parent's name)
  • Current verification of residency such as utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage document, or military housing orders (up to 6 months in advance; this does not apply if parent is on the housing waitlist).
  • Current immunization record.  For the most up-to-date requirements, please visit  SDUSD Nursing and Wellness / immunization_requirements.







  • Affidavit of Birth - English
  • Affidavit of Childcare - English (must be completed for all enrollment of pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade students at a school other than their school of geographic residence for purposes of childcare)
  • Caregiver Authorization Affidavit - English  |  Spanish
  • Declaration of Residency - English  |  Spanish
  • Verification of Enrollment Letter Signed - English
  • Verification of Enrollment and Attendance Letter - English
  • Transfer Request to Return to Neighborhood School - English | Spanish
  • Transportation Application - English
  • New Housing Questionnaire for Families - English
  • Parental Agreement for Pupil to Continue in Kindergarten, Kindergarten Continuance - English
  • Transfer Request to Return to Neighborhood School For UTK - English
  • Immunization Requirements - English | Spanish


BULLETINS & CIRCULARS (Enrollment-Related Forms)


School Choice Student Enrollment 2023-2024 (Magnet, Voluntary Enrollment Exchange Proggram (VEEP), and Open Enrollment Placement Lists, AC 40, February 23, 2023


Pre Enrollment Process for Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) AC 62, December 6, 2022


Enrollment Options Online Application for 2023-24 School Year, SO 1018, September 30, 2022


Informal Site Initiated Placement (ISIP), SO 1009, August 31, 2022

Enrollment of International and Nonimmigrant Students, AC 11, August 31, 2022


Transfer Options for Victims of Violent Crimes, AC 5, August 24, 2022

Verification of Residence for Enrollment Purposes, AC 4, August 24, 2022

Interdistrict Attendance Permits, IC 508, August 23, 2022

Opening of School - School Choice, SO 1014, August 23, 2022

  • Attachment 1: 2022-23 Enrollment Options Choice Application - English
  • Attachment 2: 2022-23 Enrollment Options Choice Application - Spanish


  • New Board Policies (BP) and Administrative Regulations (AR)

Info Circular 504 provides information on the District's process of converting its current Policies and Administrative Procedures (AP) to California School Boards Association (CSBA) formatting and numbering. Newly adopted Board Policies (BP) and Administrative Regulations (AR) are posted below and are available at A Policies, Procedures, Regulations Cross-Walk Chart is provided for reference.

  • (New) Series 5000 - Students





The EO Choice application window for the 2023-24 school year will opened on October 3, 2022, and closed on November 15, 2022.  Late applications may be submitted but Choice Priorities will not apply.


Attention all Site Enrollment Clerks: The following steps are both required to submit a 2022-23 Choice Application Form:

  1. Submit a completed paper copy of the Choice Application Form
    1. Download the 2022 - 23 Choice Application Form English| Spanish
    2. Print out the 2022 - 23 Choice Application Form
    3. Complete the 2022- 23 Choice Application Form, scan, and email to Alma Diaz at [email protected]. If you have any questions, please call (619) 260-2410.


If families are unable to access the online application they should contact our office at (619) 260-2410, send an email to [email protected], or contact any school for assistance.

  • Late applications will be accepted after November 15, 2022, and will be processed in time/date order of receipt. No priorities will be applied to late applications.
  • When applying for Kindergarten, you must select Pre-K or UTK for the current grade level. For Transitional Kindergarten, please select the check box.

Online applications are not available for some district schools. Please contact the school directly if you wish to enroll your child at any of the following schools:

See also:




The School Choice Program provides students with the opportunity to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. Students may apply to any school within the district. No transportation is offered through the School Choice Program. Enrollment through the School Choice Program is on a space-available basis. Submitting an Enrollment Options Application for School Choice does not guarantee enrollment in the school. Open enrollment for the School Choice Program is October 3, 2022 - November 15, 2022, for the school year 2023-24. Apply online.

The California Assembly passed legislation that requires the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction to annually create a list of 1,000 lower-performing public schools, based on a set of criteria outlined in the Open Enrollment Act (SBX5 4). This list of schools is called the Open Enrollment Act list. The legislation requires that no Local Education Agency (LEA) in the state, such as San Diego Unified, can have more than ten percent of its schools on the list. If your child's school is on this list they will have priority enrollment for schools with higher API. This includes schools in and outside of the district. For more info, visit the California Department of Education.

Resident Students

Resident students do not apply for the School Choice. You may verify your school of residence by using the SDUSD online School Finder or by calling (619) 725-5672. If you move from the resident boundary of a school and would like your student to continue at that school, you must apply through the Open Enrollment Program. No special priority is given to students who were resident students in the past.

Continuity to Middle and High Schools

District students enrolled under the School Choice Program may continue to middle and high schools in the feeder pattern without having to reapply, as long as space is available. For more information please see the Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options Enrollment Guide 2022-23.

Elementary GATE Cluster Open Enrollment Program

Qualified GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Cluster elementary students whose resident school does not offer a cluster program may submit an Enrollment Options application. The application receives priority during the Enrollment Options Priority Application Period. Late applications are not accepted for this priority.

Seminar students may apply through School Choice to attend any school. There is no priority for seminar students and there is no guarantee that a seminar program may be available at the requested school.

Specialized Courses Not Offered at the Neighborhood Schools

The School Choice Program does give priority to students wanting a special course not offered at the neighborhood school. The request is handled on case-by-case basis. Students needing to enroll in a course that is not offered at the neighborhood high school may request a special exception to enroll in the course at another school. It must be submitted in writing with an Choice Enrollment Options application and must be received during the Choice Enrollment Options Priority Application Period. The following applies to requests for a specialized course:

The student may attend the school only while enrolled in the course

  • The school must have available space in the course
  • The request will not be granted at Magnet Schools

Open Enrollment Priorities

Continuity: School Choice students articulate with the School Choice school's resident students during regular articulation (no application required, except for out-of-district students).

  1. Elementary Gifted Cluster Program
  2. General School Choice request
  3. Out-of-district request


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