HSSP Application Process

Application Process
for the High School Specialty Program Application


The application window has closed. Applications were accepted November 1, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. through November 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. 

Sacramento City Unified Students

This year, SCUSD families created an account on SchoolMint, our new enrollment tool, and added their student(s) to their account by entering student’s first and last name, date of birth and Student ID number. This information allows SchoolMint to pull in existing information that is on file in Infinite Campus, SCUSD’s Student Information System. 

Once families registered, they could apply for a High School Specialty Program on SchoolMint for their incoming 9-12th graders between November 1 – 30. All communications about specialty program application will be sent through SchoolMint either by email, text or both. 

SchoolMint accounts will also allow families to apply to K-8 Open Enrollment and District Permit Requests later this school year.

Students living within the SCUSD boundaries but not attending a SCUSD school

Students not attending a SCUSD school must pre-register through our Enrollment Center in order to apply to a High School Specialty Program. Pre-registration closed on November 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. 

Address Verification Documentation

When applicants are accepted into a specialty program, they will have to provide the following information to finish the registration process. 

Upload one of the following options listed under (Ed. Code 48204.1):

  • Utility service contract, statement, or payment receipts
  • Property tax payment receipts
  • Rental property contract, lease with payment receipts
  • Voter registration
  • Correspondence from a government agency
  • Pay stubs
  • No Address Verification in Your Name?
    • Primary/permanent residence: If you live in a Primary/Permanent Residence, submit an Address Affidavit completed and signed by you and with the required Documentation.
    • Unhoused/homeless: If you are unhoused/homeless, submit a completed and signed Housing Survey.

Students Living Outside SCUSD boundaries

Students who live outside our district boundaries can apply to specialty programs during the permit process in April 2023. 

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.


Please contact Becky Petrie is at becky-petrie@scusd.edu with any questions about the application process.