Apply to a High School Specialty Program
Applications accepted October 30 - November 17

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The SCUSD High School Specialty Program application window officially opens Monday, October 30 and will run through Friday, November 17. This is an opportunity for your student to apply for enrollment in a high school specialty program for the 2024-2025 school year, based on space availability.

Use SCUSD’s SchoolFinder tool to learn about the different specialty programs available throughout our District and choose the right one for your student. Easily sort through schools using the filters or the map and then select a school to view their programs, supports, pathways, advanced placement classes, clubs, activities, and athletics offerings. Sign in and create a profile to save a list of favorite schools to review any time.

We offer 31 specialty programs at both our neighborhood and small specialized high schools:

Arthur Benjamin Health Professions High School

  • Health care & medical science education

C.K. McClatchy High School

  • Air Force ROTC
  • Criminal Justice Academy
  • Humanities & International Studies Program (HISP)
  • Law & Public Policy Academy
  • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)

Hiram Johnson High School

  • Air Force ROTC
  • Corporate Business Academy
  • Health & Medical Science Academy
  • Law Academy

George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science

  • Public Waldorf high school

John F. Kennedy High School

  • Criminal Justice Academy
  • Culinary Arts
  • Manufacturing & Design (MaD)
  • Marine Corps Jr. ROTC
  • Program in Advanced Curricular Exploration (PACE)

Luther Burbank High School

  • Building Trades Academy
  • IB Diploma Programme
  • Law & Social Justice
  • Navy Jr. ROTC
  • Digital Media
  • Urban Agriculture Academy

New Technology High School

  • Project based learning

The Met Sacramento

  • Individualized learning & internships

School of Engineering and Sciences

  • Science & engineering focused Linked Learning

Rosemont High School

  • Engineering, Construction & Design
  • Leadership & Enrichment Through Academic Development (LEAD)
  • RHS Culinary

Umoja International Academy

  • IB Middle Years Programme
  • IB Diploma Programme

West Campus High School

  • College Preparatory

Learn More and Apply

Visit our High School Specialty Program webpage for more information about the application process. Some programs require additional assessments to qualify.

Apply to a first and second choice program Monday, October 30 at 8:00 a.m, through Friday, November 17 at 5:00 p.m. Choose your selections carefully and apply anytime during the application window; no priority is given to early applicants, so you have some time to think about it.

For those with younger children, the Open Enrollment application for Grades TK-8 for the 2024-2025 School Year will be available February 5, 2024 – February 23, 2024.