High School Specialty Program Application
When do I find out if I got into a specialty program I applied for?
The Enrollment Center will mail out notification letters to applicants by the end of February.
Are translation services available during the application process?
Yes, walk-in dates are for students and parents who need assistance with translations. Translators will be available in Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Walk-in dates will take place at the SCUSD Enrollment Center (5601 47th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95824).
- Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, January 12, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
If my student is already enrolled in his/her specialty program does he/she need to reapply?
No. You do not need to reapply to your specialty program. The school the specialty program resides at becomes your neighborhood school.
Does my student have the right to return to his/her original neighborhood school after being accepted into a specialty program?
The school the specialty program resides at becomes your neighborhood school. In order to return to your original neighborhood school, you must apply for an intra-district permit through the Enrollment Center between April 2 – May 18, 2018. Intra-district permits are requests and not a guarantee for placement.
I live within the Sacramento City Unified School District boundary, but my child is attending a private school. Can my child apply to a High School Specialty Program?
Students who live within SCUSD boundaries but do not go to a SCUSD school should:
- Pre-register at the Enrollment Center by Friday, January 19, 2018 to be considered an in-district applicant.
- Submit a hard copy application to the Enrollment Center by Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:00am. Download the application at http://www.scusd.edu/hsapp-nonscusd.
Pre-registration allows applicants to participate in a specialty program lottery when eligible applications exceed the grade capacity at the requested specialty program.
If my child is attending a SCUSD School on an inter-district permit (i.e., you live outside the district boundaries) can I apply for a High School Specialty Program?
Yes. Submit an online application during the application window. Make sure to renew your inter-district transfer permit with your school district and submit it to the Enrollment Center by January 26, 2018.
Students currently on an inter-district permit will be considered an out-of-district applicant. Out-of-district applicants who meet the program requirements will be accepted or go on the waiting list after qualified in-district applicants per California Education Code.
Where can I get an inter-district permit?
You can get an inter-district permit from your own school district, our website or you can get a form from the SCUSD’s Enrollment Center at 5601 47th Avenue or call us at (916) 643-2400. Your current district must approve the inter-district permit first, and then you must submit it to the SCUSD Enrollment Center for processing. Inter-district permits must have attendance, behavior, and grade reports attached.
I live outside of the Sacramento City Unified School District boundary. Can my student apply to a High School Specialty Program?
Yes. Submit a hard copy application to the Enrollment Center by Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:00am. Download the application at http://www.scusd.edu/hsapp-nonscusd.
Out-of-district applicants who meet the program requirements will be accepted or go on the waiting list after qualified in-district applicants per California Education Code.