High School Specialty Program Application

High School Specialty Program Application

Overview

The 2021-2022 High School Specialty Program Application period is now closed. The application was available November 16 – December 17, 2020.

The High School Specialty Program Application is an opportunity for each student who resides permanently within the boundaries of the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) to apply for enrollment in a SCUSD high school specialty program, based on space availability for the 2021-2022 school year. SCUSD offers specialty programs at both our neighborhood and small specialized high schools. 

What happens next?

When eligibility requirements are met, applications will either be accepted or moved on to a lottery system. A lottery will be implemented when eligible applications exceed the grade capacity at the requested specialty program. If your student isn’t selected during this step, he/she will be placed on a waiting list for your first choice only.

The Enrollment Center mailed out notification letters to applicants at the end of January 2021. Accepted students must register online between February 9-23.

Questions

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

High School Specialty Programs
2021-2022

Overview

The following table shows the availability by grade level for the 2021-2022 school year for each of our specialty programs. 

High School Program 9th  10th 11th 12th
Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions   Yes Yes Yes Yes
C.K. McClatchy Air Force Jr. ROTC Yes Yes No No
  Criminal Justice Academy Yes No No No
  Humanities and International Studies Program (HISP)* Yes Yes No No
  Law and Public Policy Academy (LPPA) Yes Yes No No
  Visual and Performance Arts (VAPA) Yes No No No
George Washington Carver School of Arts & Science   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hiram Johnson Air Force Jr. ROTC Yes Yes Yes Yes
  Corporate Business Academy (JCBA) No Yes Yes Yes
  Health and Medical Science Academy No Yes Yes Yes
  Law Academy No Yes Yes Yes
John F. Kennedy Criminal Justice Academy Yes No No No
  Manufacturing and Design (MaD) Yes Yes No No
  Marine Corps Jr. ROTC Yes Yes Yes Yes
  Program in America and California Exploration (PACE)* Yes No No No
Kit Carson International Academy IB Middle Years Programme Yes Yes No No
  IB Diploma Programme No No Yes Yes
Luther Burbank Building Trades Academy Yes Yes Yes Yes
  IB Diploma Programme Yes Yes No No
  Law and Social Justice Yes Yes No No
  Navy Jr. ROTC Yes Yes Yes Yes
  Titan Media Productions Yes Yes No No
  Urban Agriculture Academy Yes Yes No No
Rosemont ECD (Engineering, Construction, and Design) Yes Yes Yes Yes
  Leadership and Enrichment through Academic Development (LEAD) Yes Yes Yes No
  RHS Culinary Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sacramento New Tech   Yes Yes Yes Yes
The Met Sacramento   Yes Yes Yes Yes
School of Sciences and Engineering   No Yes Yes No
West Campus*   Yes No No No
* Additional assessment criteria required
Dependent Charter School