High School Specialty Program Application

High School Specialty Program Application


SCUSD Students: Apply Here

Students who do not go to a SCUSD School or live outside our district boundaries, click here for information on how to apply.

Application Deadline: Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 5:00pm

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 2019-2020 school year. SCUSD offers specialty programs at both our neighborhood and small specialized high schools. 

Some specialty programs have specific requirements to complete the application process. Carefully look over the program requirements for each program before applying. 

High School Specialty Programs and Requirements

The application process is not on a first-come, first-served basis. An application can be submitted anytime during November 26 – December 20, 2018 to be considered. Only one application can be submitted per applicant.

Starting December 18th, we can no longer process application changes. Please be sure your specialty program choices are final before submitting an application. 

Students will be able to apply to a first and second choice program through the application.

When eligibility requirements are met, applications will either be accepted or moved on to a lottery system (previously called Open Enrollment). 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 will mail out notification letters to applicants by the end of January 2019.

Computer kiosks

Computer kiosks will be available for those who do not have access to a computer or internet at the Enrollment Center during normal business hours. 

Translation Assistance Walk-in Dates

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 December 12th, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Thursday December 13th, 2018 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Friday December 14th, 2018 from 9:00am to 11:00am

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.