Open Enrollment (K-8)

Open Enrollment


The 2019-2020 Open Enrollment period is now closed. The application was available February 5, 2019 - February 19, 2019.

Open Enrollment is an opportunity for each student who resides permanently within the boundaries of Sacramento City Unified School District to apply for enrollment for schools (Grades K-8) within the district, when space is available. 

What happens now?

If you have completed an Open Enrollment application for the 2019-2020 school year, the application is being processed and verified. If applications exceed the space capacity at the school of choice, a computerized lottery system is implemented.

If space is not available at your first or second choice school, the student will remain at their neighborhood school. The student’s name is then placed on a wait list for their first choice school selection.

Once the lottery is run and student placement is determined, families will be notified by U.S. mail. Notification Letters will go out on April 1, 2019.

If your child is accepted into the first or second choice school, you must register them at the Enrollment Center to attend the new school of choice. Registration Dates are April 8 - 12, 2019 and resumes April 22-26, 2019. (Offices will be closed for Spring Break April 15-19.) 

If you fail to complete the registration within this timeline, your child will be automatically dropped from the Open Enrollment school of choice list.

Please call the Open Enrollment Office at (916) 643-9075 with any specific questions.