High School Specialty Program Application

High School Specialty Program Application

Overview

Thank you for your interest in Sacramento City Unified School District’s high school specialty programs. The application for the 2022-2023 School Year has closed. The deadline to apply was Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Next Steps for Applicants

Take additional assessments

Additional assessments are only required if applicants applied to one of the following programs: 

C.K. McClatchy HISP and John F. Kennedy PACE Programs

Two of our high school specialty programs require students to submit an essay as part of their application. 

Students that apply to the C.K. McClatchy HISP or John F. Kennedy PACE program, will receive an email notification sent to their parent/guardian on file on December 1, 2021 to attend an essay session. Please check your SPAM/Junk mail folder for your email notification. 

C.K. McClatchy VAPA Program

A portfolio for one of the three specialties (visual art, theater or music) must be submitted to the C.K. McClatchy VAPA program by November 30, 2021. Instructions on how to submit a portfolio can be found at http://ckmvapa.org/apply-instruct-inform

West Campus Program

SCUSD students that apply to West Campus will not need to complete any additional exams. Existing data sources will be considered in lieu of extra assessments. 

All other students who apply to West Campus will receive an email notification sent to their parent/guardian on December 1, 2021 to take an additional assessment. Please check your SPAM/Junk mail folder for your email notification. 

Receive a notification letter

Notification letters will be mailed via U.S. mail in late January 2022. 

If accepted into a specialty program, applicants will need to complete the process by registering online. Instructions will be included in the notification letters.

Applicants will be automatically dropped from the specialty program acceptance list, if they do not register by the deadline. 

Support

Please contact Lisa Lewis at lewisl@scusd.edu with questions about your student’s application.