Press release

SCUSD sets dates for kindergarten registration, K-12 Open Enrollment
District’s ‘Portfolio of Schools’ offers wide range of options

January 11, 2013 (Sacramento):  Get ready Sacramento parents: Registration for the 2013-14 school year begins next week.

On Tuesday, January 15, Sacramento City Unified School District will begin enrolling kindergarteners who will attend neighborhood schools next fall. Unlike the past, children must be 5 years old on or before October 1 to qualify for kindergarten in 2013-14. (This year, children who turned 5 on or before November 1 qualified.) For the first two weeks of the registration period, parents can enroll their children either at their neighborhood school or at the SCUSD Enrollment Center, 5735 47th Ave.

Then on January 28, SCUSD begins the first of two Open Enrollment periods — opportunities for families that live within district boundaries to apply for specialty programs or spots in schools beyond their neighborhoods. Open Enrollment for current sixth through 11th graders begins January 28; Open Enrollment for current kindergarten through fifth graders begins February 19.

To help parents learn about their options, many schools are hosting tours and visitation days. Visiting a school is often the best way families can determine if a campus is right for them. During visits, parents can observe teachers and students at work in classrooms, talk to the principal and meet other parents.

Acceptance through Open Enrollment is contingent on seats available and, in some cases, student eligibility. West Campus High School, the Humanities and International Studies Program at C.K. McClatchy High School, John F. Kennedy High School’s PACE (Program in America and California Explorations), Phoebe Hearst Elementary School, Alice Birney Waldorf-Inspired K-8 School, Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School and Camellia Basic School have eligibility criteria that must be met for admission.

For a full schedule of school visitation events, including dates, times and locations, please visit www.scusd.edu/high-school-visitation-events. To learn more about Open Enrollment, go to  www.scusd.edu/open-enrollment.

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